'Jeopardy!' champ Arthur Chu bows out

I'll take "I'm going home with $297,200," Alex.

Jeopardy! champ Arthur Chu, whose all-over-the-board style angered many fans of the long-running game show, finally lost on Wednesday after an 11-game winning streak that saw him rack up nearly $300,000.

Chu came in third on Wednesday with zero dollars. He had $6,400 in winnings heading into Final Jeopardy, then bet it all on the question: "He was the last male monarch who had not previously been Prince of Wales."

Diana Peloquin of Ann Arbor, Mich., the day's big winner with $15,700, was the only contestant with the right answer -- George VI.

Chu took to Twitter on Wednesday to thank fans for their support:

"Thanks for all the love guys. Hard to be hurt by a loss I've known was coming since Nov but seeing others react makes it real again"

In a recent interview with USA TODAY, Chu, 30, explained the origins of his unorthodox strategy, which is rooted in game theory. He also said he hopes his Jeopardy! exposure amps up his career as a voiceover artist.

Chu's 11 wins ranks third in Jeopardy! history. All-time champ Ken Jennings won 74 straight times in 2004.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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