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Contestant Zone 2019 Tournament of Champions

Congratulations, James Holzhauer!

With a dominant Game 1 and a close Game 2, he adds Tournament of Champions winner to his list of accolades.

Tournament Contestants

Monday's Matchup
July 6, 2020
  • Kyle Jones
    Kyle Jones
    Aurora, Colorado
    Music Teacher
    2nd Place
    Day 2
    $16,800
    Wild Card
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • Anneke Garcia
    Anneke Garcia
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Instructional Design Consultant
    3rd Place
    Day 2
    $4,799
    Wild Card
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • Gilbert Collins
    Gilbert Collins
    Princeton, New Jersey
    University Administrator
    winner
    Day 2
    $16,801
    Semifinalist
    Champion
Tuesday's Matchup
July 7, 2020
  • Rob Worman
    Rob Worman
    Edina, Minnesota
    Engagement Manager
    3rd Place
    Day 2
    $799
    Wild Card
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • Dhruv Gaur
    Dhruv Gaur
    Brown University
    winner
    Day 2
    $20,001
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • Rachel Lindgren
    Rachel Lindgren
    Bend, Oregon
    Astronomy Interpreter
    2nd Place
    Day 2
    $13,601
    Wild Card
    Semifinalist
    Champion
Wednesday's Matchup
July 8, 2020
  • James Holzhauer
    James Holzhauer
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Professional Sports Gambler
    winner
    Day 2
    $30,636
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • Alan Dunn
    Alan Dunn
    Johns Creek, Georgia
    Software Development Manager
    3rd Place
    Day 2
    $1
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • Lindsey Shultz
    Lindsey Shultz
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Physician Healthcare Analyst
    2nd Place
    Day 2
    $14,000
    Wild Card
    Semifinalist
    Champion
Thursday's Matchup
July 9, 2020
  • Josh Hill
    Josh Hill
    North Little Rock, Arkansas
    Network Engineer
    2nd Place
    Day 2
    $10,597
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • Eric R Backes
    Eric R Backes
    Round Rock, Texas
    Attorney Government Relations Professional
    3rd Place
    Day 2
    $8,000
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • Emma Boettcher
    Emma Boettcher
    Chicago, Illinois
    User Experience Librarian
    winner
    Day 2
    $23,800
    Semifinalist
    Champion
Friday's Matchup
July 10, 2020
  • Ryan Fenster
    Ryan Fenster
    Seatac, Washington
    Graduate Student
    3rd Place
    Day 2
    $8,000
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • Steven Grade
    Steven Grade
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Sports Industry Consultant
    2nd Place
    Day 2
    $18,400
    Wild Card
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • Francois Barcomb
    Francois Barcomb
    New Paltz, New York
    11th Grade Physics Teacher
    winner
    Day 2
    $34,300
    Semifinalist
    Champion
Monday's Matchup
July 13, 2020
  • Emma Boettcher
    Emma Boettcher
    Chicago, Illinois
    User Experience Librarian
    winner
    Day 1
    $0
    Day 2
    $29,601
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • Dhruv Gaur
    Dhruv Gaur
    Brown University
    3rd Place
    Day 1
    $0
    Day 2
    $5
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • Kyle Jones
    Kyle Jones
    Aurora, Colorado
    Music Teacher
    2nd Place
    Day 1
    $0
    Day 2
    $19,201
    Semifinalist
    Champion
Tuesday's Matchup
July 14, 2020
  • James Holzhauer
    James Holzhauer
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Professional Sports Gambler
    winner
    Day 1
    $0
    Day 2
    $30,156
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • Steven Grade
    Steven Grade
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Sports Industry Consultant
    2nd Place
    Day 1
    $0
    Day 2
    $11,400
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • Rachel Lindgren
    Rachel Lindgren
    Bend, Oregon
    Astronomy Interpreter
    3rd Place
    Day 1
    $0
    Day 2
    $7,200
    Semifinalist
    Champion
Wednesday's Matchup
July 15, 2020
  • Francois Barcomb
    Francois Barcomb
    New Paltz, New York
    11th Grade Physics Teacher
    winner
    Day 1
    $0
    Day 2
    $34,801
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • Gilbert Collins
    Gilbert Collins
    Princeton, New Jersey
    University Administrator
    3rd Place
    Day 1
    $0
    Day 2
    $12,600
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • Lindsey Shultz
    Lindsey Shultz
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Physician Healthcare Analyst
    2nd Place
    Day 1
    $0
    Day 2
    $12,799
    Semifinalist
    Champion

Tournament Finals

July 16–17, 2020
  • Francois Barcomb
    Francois Barcomb
    New Paltz, New York
    11th Grade Physics Teacher
    3rd Place
    Day 1
    $0
    Day 2
    $1,800
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • James Holzhauer
    James Holzhauer
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Professional Sports Gambler
    winner
    Day 1
    $0
    Day 2
    $49,326
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • Emma Boettcher
    Emma Boettcher
    Chicago, Illinois
    User Experience Librarian
    2nd Place
    Day 1
    $0
    Day 2
    $26,400
    Semifinalist
    Champion
Total Winnings
250,000
Total Winnings
100,000
Total Winnings
50,000
July 16–17, 2020
  • Francois Barcomb
    Francois Barcomb
    New Paltz, New York
    11th Grade Physics Teacher
    3rd Place
    Day 1
    $1,800
    Day 2
    $3,200
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • James Holzhauer
    James Holzhauer
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Professional Sports Gambler
    winner
    Day 1
    $49,326
    Day 2
    $27,597
    Semifinalist
    Champion
  • Emma Boettcher
    Emma Boettcher
    Chicago, Illinois
    User Experience Librarian
    2nd Place
    Day 1
    $26,400
    Day 2
    $38,600
    Semifinalist
    Champion
Total Winnings
250,000
Total Winnings
100,000
Total Winnings
50,000