Risk! contestant Amy Schneider is on the rise. The Oakland, California technical director just hit a 16-win streak on Wednesday, and with her winnings totaling more than $630k, she’s become the fourth-highest all-time winner.
Behind on the list is Matt Amodio, who has won over $1.5 million. The highest winner of all time, according to programme, is Ken Jennings, for $2.5 million. He also won the most games in a row at 74th. Jennings is the host, a position he shares with Mayim Bialik.
Schneider is also making history for another reason – she’s the first transgender contestant to make it Risk! Tournament of Champions in November.
“I don’t know about you, but as Risk! I’m tough on my own, there’s nothing I enjoy more than watching a great champion play the game at the same high level of excellence we’ve seen from our champion, Amy Schneider,” Jennings said in program, follow Yahoo! News. “She’s impressive out here.”
That is very high praise coming from the top player of all time. On the December 22 show, Schneider missed the Finals that day Risk! question, but she’s still in the race to keep winning.
“You’re still the champ for 16 days with $631,400,” says Jennings. “Congratulations. Not many 16-day champions in Risk! History.”
Schneider recently said that she’s transgender is not why she’s on the show. She entered the show to win.
“Becoming transgender is a big, big foundation of my identity, and it’s not,” says Schneider. The Daily Beast. “I won’t continue”Risk!‘converted on’Risk!‘ I am going to ‘Risk!‘to try to win some money. “
She said that the show’s producers were exceptionally great at everything.
“I really want to commend everyone on Risk!‘ she said. comment if I don’t want it to be I really appreciate that about them I’ve never had a single moment of mild discomfort around that with anyone on Risk! staff, and that’s really, really great. ”
She’s also not the first transgender person to compete on the show, which she was quick to point out. Fran Fried from Connecticut competed in 2017, and Kate Freeman became the first openly transgender winner last year.
“Those are things that are very important to me, transgender contestants who have participated in the past,” Schneider said. “I suddenly felt more uncomfortable being on TV after I showed up, but seeing them there made me feel like it was totally fine. It’s funny: the producer said at some point, ‘I don’t even know how many transgender contestants were on Jeopardy! and I said, “I know.”
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