Philip Tiu is grabbing attention with his unusually large wagers during rounds of the hit TV game show “Jeopardy.” During Tuesday’s game, he made the largest Daily Double wager in the game’s history by wagering $19,000.
Philip lands on a Daily Double that gave him a big lead. Check out his $19,000 wager: https://t.co/kjvIsl0FYs
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) March 16, 2016
The following night, he wagered $11,000 during the Daily Double. Luckily for Tiu, he answered both questions correctly.
His winning wager on Tuesday came at the last second as he was running out of time. It appears he was guessing that Vancouver was the Southwestern Canada city, which is the country’s busiest port and is 15 miles from the American border.
Tiu won Tuesday’s game with $49,900 in winnings. He followed up Tuesday’s win with a successful $11,000 wager en route to winnings of $25,500. His three-day cash winnings total $96,598.
Tiu is a mathematics professor at Oglethorpe University in Georgia.
Tiu has gained a following on social media.
@Jeopardy Can't remember ever liking a contestant more than Philip. Smart, humble, gutsy... and that sweater...! Luv that guy!
— Cheryl Lower (@lowerbylake) March 17, 2016
philip tiu is going beast mode on jeopardy yet again. what a savage. what a risk-taker. what a MAN.
— LEW (@LusciousLew13) March 16, 2016
Philip has nerves of steel. These true daily doubles are killing me. #Jeopardy
— AMMONITE! (@wouldirunoff) March 16, 2016