A geotechnical engineer from Orlando, Florida...

Tom Kunzen

What do you think of the competition?
Uh, competition is definitely stepped up. Uh, the difficulty of the questions has also been stepped up. Um, I feel like I prepared myself well. I think I have a good shot here.

Did you learn anything from your previous appearance that will help you this time?
Hm, good question. Don't underestimate anybody going into a game. Um, don't buzz in too early. Uh, bet big on Daily Doubles. [Shrugs]

Did you prepare more or less this time around?
Well, last time around, um, well, I credit my childhood playing video games for my being fast on the buzzer, so last time around, I played, uh, Grand Theft Auto for a whole month before I came on the show, and I guess that helped me out a bit. This time I picked up a game called, uh, Dante's Inferno, so... I justified that as doing both buzzer practice and studying literature.

Have you spent any of your previous winnings?
Yes, I, uh, bought a house. I bought a car. Um, bought myself some nice scotch. That's pretty much it.

2011 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $5,000.
Season 27 5-time champion: $133,402 + $1,000 + $1,000.

Tom's Final Jeopardy! response in his last regular-play game was belatedly credited as correct four months after the game's airing and Tom was awarded an additional $1,000 for what should have been a second-place finish.

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Tom appeared in the following archived game:
#6240, aired 2011-11-04 John Krizel vs. Tom Kunzen vs. Joon Pahk 2011 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3.
Tom previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Tom Kunzen in the following 6 archived games:
#6112, aired 2011-03-22 Tom Kunzen vs. Barry Cohen vs. Megan Barnes Tom Kunzen game 6.
#6111, aired 2011-03-21 Tom Kunzen vs. Stephen Huey vs. Erin Maxwell Tom Kunzen game 5.
#6110, aired 2011-03-18 Tom Kunzen vs. Christine Varnado vs. Duncan Stewart Tom Kunzen game 4.
#6109, aired 2011-03-17 Tom Kunzen vs. Zack Azzam vs. Mary Linnenbringer Tom Kunzen game 3.
#6108, aired 2011-03-16 Tom Kunzen vs. Rebecca Rogers vs. Peter Perigo Tom Kunzen game 2. Single-player Final Jeopardy!
#6107, aired 2011-03-15 Lori Cain vs. Kristi Myers vs. Tom Kunzen Tom Kunzen game 1.

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