NJ Congressman Rush Holt Beats Watson At Jeopardy
Congressman Rush Holt did what Ken Jennings and Brad Ruttner couldn’t, and defeated the computer Watson at Jeopardy.
To be fair, Holt is not your average congressman, especially not when it comes to trivia. He’s a five-time “Jeopardy!” champion and a nuclear physicist, to boot. Nevertheless, Holt said the prospect of facing a computerized opponent was daunting.
“I watched a few episodes [of Watson] against Jennings a few weeks ago, and I thought I was in for trouble.” Not so. At the end of his round, Holt (right) had 8,600 points to Watson’s 6,200. Holt’s fellow Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) (left) also competed in the round and scored 1,000 points.
Cassidy and Holt were among the five members of Congress taking part in Monday’s bipartisan “Watson vs. Members” tournament. They were joined by Reps. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.).Click here for reuse options!
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