Jeopardy Champion’s Win Streak Ends Due To Spelling Error

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.

CULVER CITY, CA – APRIL 17: A general view on the set of the “Jeopardy!” Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Tournament Show Taping on April 17, 2010 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)


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