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Utah champ interviews infamous 'Jeopardy' champ

Published February 28, 2014 4:00 pm

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Ohio insurance analyst Arthur Chu is the hottest game show contestant on Earth right now. And for all the wrong reasons.

His unusual play style on "Jeopardy" has made him a champ that so far has earned more than $200,000, but it's also made him the target of many traditional fans who find his style abhorrent.

Typically, players go from category to category and answer questions from top to bottom — from the lowest dollar amounts to the highest. Not Chu. He pounces around the board looking for the Daily Double questions and tries to build up his lead early and fast.

Many have criticized his method, even using racism as their weapon.

Former Utahn and current "Jeopardy" record holder, Ken Jennings, has come to Chu's defense in the past. Now he's interviewed the contestant to get to the bottom of his infamous run on the game show.

— Vince Horiuchi

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