As this piece says, he's the man who broke Jeopardy!. I already posted about him here. It's something to watch. Some have complained that it's almost cruel, the huge winnings he makes while the others are scratching by trying to break 10K. But as he already explained, it doesn't matter. If he won with 50K and the 2nd place contestant came in with 48K, then that contestant still only gets 2000.00. That's just waste. In fact, that's just money that goes back to the Jeopardy! pot. Not now.
On any given day, with the current setup, Jeopardy! could assume it would pay out between 25K - 35K combined to all three contestants. Sometimes less. Now Hozhauer is averaging over 70,000 per game. Almost double every day than the show was used to.
Most assume there will be changes in the game once he's gone. Already it's clear that the show is trying to adjust, stacking the clues with categories he doesn't seem strong in - and yet he still manages. Likewise, his strategy of flying straight to the biggest clue values has led to the Daily Doubles being placed near the bottom, something that usually wasn't the case (the effect being it takes away from the higher dollar amount of the clue, reducing, at least by some, the amount he can wager).
He's shattering almost every record there is. His accuracy is stunning, and his ability to find those Daily Doubles almost as impressive. So great are his skills that when he wins 73K, Alex refers to it as 'only', while a second place contestant can finish with almost 20K and it looks paltry.
Nope. At this point, everyone admits the game will have to change. How it will change can only be guessed. But change it will.