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February 24th, 2014
08:12 PM ET

Jeopardy! Champion Called a Villain

A contestant shakes up the game show "Jeopardy!" with his unconventional strategy. Arthur Chu has been branded a villain in social media, but he's making money on the show. CNN's Brooke Baldwin talks with the biggest money winner ever to play the game about whether Chu is a champion or a villain.

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    February 25, 2014 at 11:41 am |
  2. leligelashvili

    Reblogged this on leli,s blog.

    February 28, 2014 at 11:51 am |
  3. Nancy

    Ithink the fact he is fat, ugly and smug plays into this,too.

    February 28, 2014 at 5:59 pm |
  4. Kathy

    Hey, if that's his strategy – Good for him!

    February 28, 2014 at 6:16 pm |
  5. James

    He is a risk taker plain and simple. I think it's awesome he is doing so well and shaking things up. His confidence in himself is what tags him as the villain, but I'm on his team. He figures if he can find the daily double, than no one else has a chance at reaching him. He will lose when he fails to answer the dd's since he risks so much on them to pad his lead/

    March 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm |
  6. Jennifer Z

    Go Brad!

    March 4, 2014 at 7:50 pm |
  7. Blue

    Chu may be winning money, but he is killing the show. His strategy is gamer relentless, which makes the show less than enjoyable to watch. Younger gamers may enjoy the show while he is on it, but will turn away immediately once he is off the show. By that time, however, Chu will have turned off so many regular viewers that they will stop watching altogether. Arthur Chu says that Jeopardy is not a game of trivia, but is one of intimidation. In fact, Jeopardy is supposed to be entertainment. Chu is just uncomfortable to watch, not entertaining. Now that Chu has demonstrated a winning strategy for playing the game, no matter how unenjoyable to watch, why would anyone not use it? But then, why would anyone want to watch it. If people want mean, cutthroat competion, they can stay at work.

    March 5, 2014 at 3:37 pm |
  8. Walt

    People whining because they don't like the way a contestant is playing a game. Ain't life a bi t ch. Chu's the smart one winning the money.

    March 5, 2014 at 5:49 pm |
  9. Gators

    Sounds like a bunch of whiners out there jealous that this guy is kicking everyone's rear end.

    March 7, 2014 at 5:27 am |
  10. Marty

    this is why social media is killing our culture, or whats left of it.... people complaining and "venting" about every little stupid thing that comes along – its just pathetic

    March 8, 2014 at 2:29 pm |
  11. lolitafperalta

    I thought one of Mr. Chu's strategies was to select and answer correctly the higher-priced responses thereby amassing a larger nest-egg sooner. Getting and answering correctly the Daily Doubles is a bonus. Finding/getting the Daily Double is a by-product of starting from the bottom of the categories.

    March 9, 2014 at 7:33 pm |
  12. Macc

    Stratagy may get him more money, but you just can't take away the fact that he answers the questions!

    March 11, 2014 at 3:46 pm |
  13. Debbie

    I can't believe people are calling him a villain and saying he is the worst Jeopardy player ever. I think he is absolutely the smartest player ever! I can't believe nobody else has ever played this way before,

    March 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm |
  14. Vaughn

    I get tired of people saying how smart Arthur is. He just has a great memory for total trivia–what river is in what country ? What bill became law in 1809 ? etc. This type of intelligence has enabled him to get a job as an analyst ? I don't see it leading to anything much more lucrative, nor anything that might in any way benefit society.

    March 13, 2014 at 2:38 pm |
  15. smc

    Didn't he lose yesterday? Anyhow, I always wondered why people seemed to play the questions in order and go for the small dollar values early. Not sure if I'd jump around like he does, but hey, if it works, why should anyone care?

    March 13, 2014 at 5:53 pm |
  16. Paul House

    This will not turn anyone (of any value) away from the game. All's fair in love and war.

    March 20, 2014 at 6:14 am |
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