James Holzhauer appears to have found a game he’s not nearly as good at as he is at “Jeopardy!” ESPN reports that the professional sports gambler, who recently wrapped up a 32-game “Jeopardy!” winning streak in which he drove up the show’s ratings and set a batch of single-day records for winnings, finished out of the money this week when he took a shot at the World Series of Poker.
“Holzhauer finished in 454th place among more than 1,800 entrants in a No-Limit Hold’em event, spokesman Seth Palansky said. Buy-in was $1,500, and Holzhauer didn’t reach the top 281 finishers who will win shares of some $2.5 million in prize money,” ESPN reports.
Holzhauer wasn’t quite finished, though. He reportedly moved on to another poker event, pairing with Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton in a $1,000 buy-in Tag-Team No-Limit Hold’em tournament.
Holzhauer, who played online poker semiprofessionally in the early 2000s, has said he intends to donate half of any winnings to Project 150, a Las Vegas nonprofit for homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students.