This is the agonizing moment a teenager loses out on winning the $100,000 prize on ‘Jeopardy! Teen Tournament’ by just one dollar.
Alec Fischthal’s face transformed from joy to dismay on Tuesday night when his two-day total was read out on the game show.
His amount reached $39,700 while fellow competition finalist Sharath Narayan’s two-day total was $39,701.
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Devastated! High school junior Alec Fischthal reacted in dismay when his two-day Jeopardy total was read out
Competitors on the show have to guess what the questions are for the statements given.
Fischthal, Narayan and the third finalist, Michael Borecki, all correctly said ‘What is the Mayflower Compact?’ when asked what the question was for the statement: ‘William Bradford wrote that this document was partly inspired by the “mutinous speeches” of some passengers.’
Fischthal was wide eyed and open mouthed as his first total was ready out to be $23,200.
The teenage competitors’ final test was to work out the question for this Early America statement
He appeared to expect to win and froze as host Alex Trebek announced his total
When he realized he ‘d lost out on the top prize by just one dollar he crumbled to the floor
But when he realised he’d actually come second, the high school junior dropped to the floor.
‘What a finish. The best one in a long, long time,’ host Alex Trebek said.
Fischthal later posed with his runner up prize a still very impressive check for $50,000.
Fischthal later posed for a photo with his fifty thousand dollar runner’s up check