Roger Craig's Unbelievable Double Daily Doubles On 'Jeopardy!'

Roger Craig's Double Daily Doubles On 'Jeopardy!'

"I'll have a double Daily Double, Alex." That may not be what Roger Craig ordered on Monday night's episode of the "Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions" game show, but that's exactly what the computer science grad student from Delaware got served. It starts out innocently enough: Craig selects "Novels, $1200" and gets rewarded with a spiraling Daily Double. He bets it all -- $9000 -- and wins with the correct response of "Who is Anne Brönte." But this is when things get really crazy. Craig then selects the Daily Double again, in a wildly different category -- "Languages, $1600" -- and repeats it all over again to the other contestants' amazement. Craig had previously made history by setting a new single-day record of $77,000 and by fashioning a computer program that helped him power through practice questions in a process he calls "Knowledge Tracking." But scoring on two back-to-back Daily Doubles? Even a genius couldn't program that kind of luck.


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