Chesapeake Lawyer Wins ‘Jeopardy!’ Episode — By $2

A Chesapeake resident is the new ‘Jeopardy’ champ!

Steve Clarke, a lawyer from Chesapeake beat out D.C. Math Professor, Robert Won on Monday night.

According to the “Jeopardy!” website, Clark got 87% of his answers correct.

Going into Final Jeopardy, champion Robert Won was in the lead with $23K and Clark had $13.8K.

The Final Jeopardy clue read: “It’s one of the most revived shows in Broadway history & in 2001 it was designated the state opera of South Carolina.”

Clark answered correctly with “What is Porgy & Bess,” however, Won did not get the clue correct.

Both contestants wagered the exact same amount – $4601 – and the champion lost the game by $2.

Clarke’s one-day winnings were $18,401.  He will return on Tuesday night to compete again.

Ironically, following his win on Friday, Won shared that he was “terrified” that he had “wagered wrong.”

“If I lost in a wrong wager,” the math professor said, “my colleagues wouldn’t let me hear the end of it.”


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