Jeopardy’s champion Ben Chan’s eight-day winning streak ended on a technicality.
Chan went into Final Jeopardy with the lead, and wagered $12,201 on the category ‘Shakespeare Characters’.
The clue: “Both of the names of these 2 lovers in a Shakespeare play come from Latin words for ‘blessed’.”
Chan had the right answer – Beatrice and Benedict.
Unfortunately, he misspelled the latter name “Benedick” – and the judges ruled his answer incorrect.
Fans took to social media to declare Chan was “robbed”. Still, he goes home with more than $252,000 in winnings for his eight-day run.