After a couple of weeks, the “Jeopardy!Tournament of Champions is officially down to a final three.

The competition — which was delayed last year amid the writers strike — included the “largest contestant field in Tournament of Champions history” and marked the first time a celebrity competed, the Deseret News previously reported.

Now, the top three competitors are in the running for the $250,000 prize.

Here’s the latest on the Tournament of Champions finals — plus a look at the clues that have stumped all three contestants.

Note: This story will be updated following each game in the finals.

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Who is competing in the 2024 ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions finals?

The following three contestants are in the Tournament of Champions finals:

  • Ben Chan, a nine-game champion from Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Yogesh Raut, a three-game champion from Vancouver, Washington.
  • Troy Meyer, a six-day champion from Tampa, Florida.

Who won the 2024 ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions?

The first to win three games claimed the $250,000 prize and an invitation to compete in the upcoming “Jeopardy!” Masters tournament, the Deseret News previously reported.

Going into Tuesday game, Raut and Chan had an equal advantage with two wins each (Meyer had one). But ultimately, it was Raut who pulled off the third win and became the 2024 “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions winner, the Deseret News reported.

Raut is now the newest winner of the Tournament of Champions, following Amy Schneider’s win in 2022, per Deseret News.

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Raut’s victory on Tuesday is especially impressive considering he didn’t land on any Daily Doubles, and therefore didn’t get the opportunity to make large wagers, the Deseret News reported. Going into the Final Jeopardy round, Raut was actually in second place with $16,600, but only trailing Meyer by $3,200. Chan, who lost $9,600 on a Daily Double in the second round, was far behind with $3,200, according to “Jeopardy!archives.

But the game was still in reach for anyone — it just all came down to the following Final Jeopardy clue:

The human body: “This glandular organ that starts to shrink at puberty is known for being where the cells key to adaptive immunity develop.”

Only Chan got it right: the thymus.

Chan wagered all of his $3,200 and doubled his total score to $6,400. Meyer, who was in the lead, made a large wager and lost $13,401 on the clue, dropping to just $1 below Chan, per The Jeopardy Fan website. And while Raut also missed the clue, his smaller wager of $3,201 secured his victory.

Game 6: What clues stumped all three contestants?

Per “Jeopardy!archives, the following four clues stumped all three contestants during Game 6 (answers are at the very bottom of the article):

  • Newer machines and inventions: “With a name like another musical instrument, the “O-” this uses an optical sensor and keyboard to make violin music.”
  • Jeoportmanteau: “A temporary stay + a writer for a newspaper or magazine.”
  • Books and authors: “A dessert made from a family recipe is the title of this Charmaine Wilkerson novel that became a Hulu series in 2023.”
  • Underground: “It’s a homophone of a word meaning the opposite of easy or soft, but this soft rock made possible the ancient tunnel city of Derinkuyu.”

‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions finals: Who won Game 5?

The finals of the “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions continue to be an evenly matched competition — only two questions stumped all three contestants throughout Game 5 on Monday night, per “Jeopardy!archives. But thanks to a large Daily Double wager in the second half of the game, Raut was able to secure his victory by the time the Final Jeopardy round came. It marked the second runaway game in the tournament (so far).

When he landed on the Daily Double late in the game — and with the lead — Raut opted to wager all of his $15,200 on the following clue: “The title of this 1962 Ray Bradbury novel is a Shakespeare line that rhymes with ‘by the pricking of my thumbs.’”

He came up with the correct response — “Something This Way Wicked Comes” — and doubled his total to $30,400. Raut ended up finishing the second half with $38,800, and couldn’t be caught; Meyer, who finished in second, had $16,800 going into the final round.

After Game 5, Raut and Chan each have two wins to their name, while Meyer has one.

Game 5: What clues stumped all three contestants?

Per “Jeopardy!archives, the following two clues stumped all three contestants:

  1. Statues of the world: “Any statue substantially larger than life-size is one of these, like the Daibutsu or Great Buddha.”
  2. Business partners: “Before launching a wellness studio, Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice co-founded this fitness company for indoor spinning.”

‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions finals: Who won Game 4?

In a nutshell: For the second time in the tournament, Chan went from being in third place in the final round to claiming a victory.

The recap: Thanks in part to a $14,000 Daily Double wager, Meyer had a strong lead for much of Game 4, going into the Final Jeopardy round with $33,200, according to “Jeopardy!archives. Raut was in second with $20,400 while Chan trailed in third with $12,800.

But like Game 1, the Final Jeopardy clue completely changed the outcome of the game. Chan was the only one to correctly answer the following question: “Near Kirkbean on Solway Firth, U.S. Vice Admiral Jerauld Wright presented a memorial plaque honoring this man.”

Chan wagered all of his $12,800 on the clue, and got it right: John Paul Jones.

That doubled his score to $25,600, and ultimately led to his second victory when the incorrect answers and wagers from Raut and Meyer were revealed.

Worth noting: Chan beat Meyer by just $1. Now, Chan has the advantage going into next week, with two wins to his name.

Game 4: What clues stumped all three contestants?

Per “Jeopardy!archives, the following two clues stumped all three contestants during Game 4:

  1. Food and drink: “With spinach as a star ingredient, the dish ... goes by this two-word name, partly after a city.”
  2. Extinct animals: “In 2021, the FWS declared extinct the stirrupshell and seven other species of these mollusks that form serious attachments.”

‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions finals: Who won Game 3?

The competition in the “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions finals has been fierce, and Game 3 was one of the most impressive ones yet — only one clue went unanswered by all three players. The scores going into the final round showed that this is an evenly matched playing field.

Going into Final Jeopardy, all of the scores were high. Raut was in first with $29,600, per “Jeopardy!archives. Chan had $17,800 and Meyer was close behind with $15,200. Raut was able to secure his first victory in the tournament with the following Final Jeopardy clue: “Of the 9 countries that have produced a U.N. secretary-general, this nation is the only one from its hemisphere.”

All three players came up with the correct response: Peru.

With Game 3 in the books, each player now has one victory to their name.

Game 3: What clues stumped all three contestants?

Per “Jeopardy!archives, only one clue stumped all three contestants during Game 3 (the answer is at the very bottom of the article).

1. Songs of youth: “Inspired by her bestie, Tay Tay sang when “somebody tells you they love you” at this title age “you’re gonna believe them.”

‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions finals: Who won Game 2?

Like the opening game of the tournament, Game 2 was highly competitive — only three clues stumped all three contestants, per “Jeopardy!archives. But due to a remarkably large Daily Double wager in the second round, Meyer ended up securing the victory going into the Final Jeopardy round.

By the time he landed on one of the Daily Doubles in the second round, Meyer had $21,800. And he wagered all of it on the following clue: “Arizona’s state fossil is this tree product; Arizona is also home to a forest full of it.”

Meyer came up with the correct response — petrified wood — and doubled his total to $43,600, per “Jeopardy!archives. Going into Final Jeopardy, he had $46,800 and couldn’t be caught. Raut, who was in second place, had $20,400, per The Jeopardy Fan website.

Game 2: What clues stumped all three contestants?

Per “Jeopardy!archives, the following three clues stumped all three contestants during Game 2 (answers are at the bottom of the article).

  1. The clock and the calendar: “Months on the Islamic calendar traditionally begin when this type of moon is sighted in the western sky.
  2. 17th-century writing: “In his first speech in ‘Paradise Lost,’ he says let’s not rebel against one prohibition — we have pruning to do!”
  3. Sky and sea: “At the beach, beware of riptides, rip currents and this, which despite its name won’t drag you offshore into deep water.”

How many did you get right? Feel free to share in the comments section.

2024 ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions finals: Who won Game 1?

The first game of the finals Tuesday night proved to be a competitive match — no clues went unanswered in the second half of the game, per “Jeopardy!archives.

Going into the Final Jeopardy round, Meyer was in first with $22,000. Raut was in second with $15,600 while Chan finished with $10,000. But the Final Jeopardy clue completely changed the outcome of the game.

The clue: “This 1867 play has a reindeer hunt and a king dwelling in snowy mountains, but its title character also spends time in Morocco and Egypt.”

Per “Jeopardy!archives, both Raut and Chan came up with the correct response: “Peer Gynt.” Meyer, who made a large wager, dropped to third. Chan took the first victory of the tournament, beating Raut by just $1.

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Game 1: What clues stumped all three contestants?

Per “Jeopardy!archives, only three clues stumped all three contestants during Game 1 (answers are at the bottom of the article).

  1. Idioms and expressions: “2021 called and wants this phrase back that means evaluating someone’s mood or energy.”
  2. Idioms and expressions: “This expression meaning you have to suffer to advance was used in the 17th century, in plural form, by Robert Herrick.”
  3. Soup’s on: “This alliterative soup made with tripe is historically a symbol of the city of Philadelphia.”

How many did you get right? Feel free to share in the comments section.

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2024 ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions finals tracker

  • Game 1 winner: Ben Chan.
  • Game 2 winner: Troy Meyer.
  • Game 3 winner: Yogesh Raut.
  • Game 4 winner: Ben Chan.
  • Game 5 winner: Yogesh Raut.
  • Game 6 winner: Yogesh Raut.

Who won the last ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions?

Amy Schneider, a 40-game champ who sits No. 2 behind Jennings for most consecutive games won in show history, won the last Tournament of Champions in 2022, the Deseret News reported.

Answers for Game 1: (1. vibe check; 2. no pains, no gains; 3. pepper pot soup)

Answers for Game 2: (1. crescent moon; 2. Adam; 3. the undertow)

Answers for Game 3: (1. 15)

Answers for Game 4: (1. quiche Florentine; 2. mussels)

Answers for Game 5: (1. a colossus; 2. SoulCycle)

Answers for Game 6: (1. the “O-bow,” an optical bow; 2. sojournalist; 3. Black cake; 4. tuff)