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‘Jeopardy!’ champ James Holzhauer headed to World Series of Poker

Frank Carnevale
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This file image made from video and provided by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. shows “Jeopardy!” contestant James Holzhauer on an episode that aired on April 17, 2019.

James Holzhauer, the second winningest “Jeopardy!” champion, is going to try his luck and skill on another game — poker.

Holzhauer is set to make his World Series of Poker debut on Monday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Holzhauer will play in two events at the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas: a $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty tournament and a $1,000 buy-in Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em event, the event announced on Facebook.

“I decided to enter because Mike Sexton contacted me and offered to sponsor my buy-ins. I don’t have any plans to enter another WSOP event beyond those two,” Holzhauer told the Review-Journal. “I played online poker semi-professionally in the early 2000s, but I don’t intend to make a career of it now, as I’m sure I wouldn’t be good enough at it to justify forgoing other opportunities.”

He said he’ll donate 50% of any winnings to charity. Holzhauer won $2,464,216 during his 33-episode “Jeopardy!” run that ended on June 3.

Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Frank via Twitter .

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