‘Jeopardy!’ legend James Holzhauer flops in World Series of Poker debut
James Holzhauer, who broke records on ‘Jeopardy!’ earlier this year, ran out of money during his World Series of Poker debut.
In fact, Holzhauer, who broke records on “Jeopardy!” earlier this year, ran out of money during his World Series of Poker debut on Monday, according to The Associated Press.
Holzhauer finished 454th among more than 1,800 contestants in the No-Limit Hold’em event. The buy-in cost was $1,500.
Holzhauer did not qualify for any winnings. Only the top 281 players won some of the $2.5 million prize money.
Holzhauer will now compete with Mike Sexton, a Poker Hall of Famer, in a Tag-Team No-Limit Hold’em tournament.
- “I decided to enter because Mike Sexton contacted me and offered to sponsor my buy-ins. I don’t have any plans to enter another WSOP event beyond those two,” Holzhauer told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I played online poker semi-professionally in the early 2000s, but I don’t intend to make a career of it now, as I’m sure I wouldn’t be good enough at it to justify forgoing other opportunities.”