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Michael Day

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
1985 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $1,000.
Season 1 5-time champion: $53,500.

Michael played a single-player Final Jeopardy! in his fourth game.

The signaling device lockout system was instituted after Michael used a strategy of continually jiggling the signaling button throughout the game in his original five games in order to ring in first on virtually every clue. This is described in The Jeopardy! Book (pages 59-60) and in Harry Eisenberg's exposé (page 75 of the first edition and page 79 of the revised edition).

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: MikeDay

Michael appeared in the following archived game:
#310, aired 1985-11-15 Michael Day vs. Nathan Walpow vs. Ron Black 1985 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 5.
Michael previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Mike Day in the following 5 archived games:
#156, aired 1985-04-15 Mike Day vs. Derek Laurie vs. Patti Post Mike Day game 5.
#155, aired 1985-04-12 Mike Day vs. Richard Topp vs. Carol Lubin Mike Day game 4. Single-player Final Jeopardy!
#154, aired 1985-04-11 Mike Day vs. Kevin Eisenberg vs. Melody Cadillac Mike Day game 3.
#153, aired 1985-04-10 Mike Day vs. Monte Wasch vs. Mimi Schmidt Mike Day game 2.
#152, aired 1985-04-09 Louis Goldstein vs. Mike Day vs. Suzan Hier Mike Day game 1.
Michael would later appear on Jeopardy! as Michael Day in the following archived game:
#4729, aired 2005-03-10 Jay Rosenberg vs. Pam Mueller vs. Michael Day 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 22.

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