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Local 'Jeopardy!' champion Dhruv Gaur is returning to the show
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Lakeview Academy graduate Dhruv Gaur, right, pictured with Alex Trebek, competing on "Jeopardy!" in April of 2018. (photo courtesy of "Jeopardy!")

A Gainesville man will appear next week on “Jeopardy!,” his second trip to the quiz show since winning the $100,000 college tournament in April 2018.

Dhruv Gaur will compete Tuesday, Nov. 5 in the quarterfinals of the show’s Tournament of Champions.

Gaur’s competition on Tuesday will be Rachel Lindgren, an astronomy interpreter from Bend, Oregon, and Rob Worman, an engagement manager from Edina, Minnesota.

Dhruv Gaur on Jeopardy!

What: Gainesville man enters game show’s tournament of champions

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5

Channel: WXIA-NBC

Worman won six games and took home $133,900 in winnings, while Lindgren won five games for $75,999 in winnings.

The list of competitors this time includes James Holzhauer, of Las Vegas, who won 32 consecutive games and garnered $2.46 million in winnings.

The winner will walk away with a $250,000 grand prize. Second place gets $100,000, and third place will receive $50,000.

The competition

  • James Holzhauer, Las Vegas, won $2,462,216, won 32 games
  • Josh Hill North, Little Rock, Arkansas, $163,721, 7 
  • Ryan Fenster, Seatac, Washington, $156,497, 7 
  • Kyle Jones, Aurora, Colorado, $145,403, 7 
  • Rob Worman, Edina, Minnesota, $133,900, 6 
  • Alan Dunn, Johns Creek, $120,802, 5 
  • Steven Grade, Atlanta, $115,501, 5 
  • Eric R. Backes, Round Rock, Texas, $105,602, 4 
  • Anneke Garcia, Salt Lake City,  $104,497, 4 
  • Lindsey Shultz, Pittsburgh, $101,002, 4 
  • Emma Boettcher, Chicago, $97,002, 3 
  • Gilbert Collins, Princeton, New Jersey, $84,201, 5 
  • Rachel Lindgren, Bend, Oregon, $75,999 5 
  • Dhruv Gaur, Gainesville, $100,000, college champion 
  • Francois Barcomb, New Paltz, New York, $100,000, teachers champion

The winner of this tournament will walk away with a $250,000 grand prize.

Gaur won the $100,000 college tournament grand prize in April 2018 after multiple matches in the 15-student field.

He told The Times Tuesday, July 16, he hasn’t been able to watch the show as regularly since attending college, but he was familiar with the champions he may face in the tournament.

Following his $100,000 winnings, Gaur previously told The Times he planned to save for graduate school, potential business ventures or other large personal investment opportunities.

“I also paid off a semester of college, which you know at Brown is quite a bit. That felt really, really good,” Gaur previously told The Times.

An attempt to reach Gaur Friday, Nov. 1 for comment was unsuccessful.

The tournament includes two other men with Georgia hometowns: Alan Dunn, of Johns Creek, and Steven Grade, of Atlanta.

Dunn and Grade both won five games and more than $100,000 each.

The winners of the five quarterfinal games Monday through Friday will advance to the semifinals. Four quarterfinal players who did not win their games with the highest money totals will also move on to the semifinals.

The semifinals will be Monday, Nov. 11 through Wednesday, Nov. 13, and the two-day finals will be Thursday, Nov. 14 and Friday, Nov. 15.

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