An oncologist from Annapolis, Maryland...

Jay Rhee

Tell us about your original run on Jeopardy!
I was on for six games, uh, from June 20th until June 27th. Uh, I won five games, and I won a little bit more than $109,000.

What does playing in the Tournament of Champions mean to you?
I think it's incredible to be a part of the Tournament of Champions, to be with the top players of the last season-and-a-half to two seasons. Uh, it's a dream come true. It's nothing I've ever expected would ever happen to me.

Did you prepare more or less this time around?
I thought about preparing more! I really wanted to prepare more! And I've done a lot of panicky cramming in the last couple of days, but otherwise, um, I've done about the same amount of preparation as we did the first time.

Has anyone recognized you from your previous appearance?
Yeah! It's amazing how many people watch this show, and a lot of my patients, uh, have recognized me. A lot of people on the street, or in supermarkets, or just out and about town have recognized me, which is a little odd, but everybody's been very pleasant and kind about it.

2011 Tournament of Champions wildcard semifinalist: $10,000.
Season 27 5-time champion: $107,203 + $2,000.

Jay won $35,000 on The Chase on the episode aired 2013-12-10 along with his teammate Steve Kaltenbaugh.

Jay appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#6244, aired 2011-11-10 Buddy Wright vs. Jay Rhee vs. Kara Spak 2011 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2.
#6238, aired 2011-11-02 Tom Nissley vs. Jay Rhee vs. Charles Temple 2011 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.
Jay previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Jay Rhee in the following 6 archived games:
#6181, aired 2011-06-27 Jay Rhee vs. Adam Marshall vs. Dan Carroll Jay Rhee game 6.
#6180, aired 2011-06-24 Jay Rhee vs. Marc Tracy vs. Elaine Garrett Jay Rhee game 5.
#6179, aired 2011-06-23 Jay Rhee vs. Andrew Dobbs vs. Pat Connor Jay Rhee game 4.
#6178, aired 2011-06-22 Jay Rhee vs. Kartik Venguswamy vs. Kate Sparich Jay Rhee game 3.
#6177, aired 2011-06-21 Jay Rhee vs. Julianna Suchard vs. Scott Goldstein Jay Rhee game 2.
#6176, aired 2011-06-20 Danielle Harlow vs. Sam Fleming vs. Jay Rhee Jay Rhee game 1.

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