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9-time Jeopardy champ dethroned over spelling error

9-time Jeopardy champ Ben Chan is taking his controversial defeat on the popular game show with a bit of humor.

His nine-game winning streak came to an end when he misspelled the answer by one letter during Final Jeopardy.

The Green Bay, Wisconsin resident began his run in April, according to the Milwaukee Journal, but then took a pause after testing positive for COVID.

The question asked to name two lovers from a Shakespeare play that both come from the Latin word “blessed.”

He answered, “Who are Beatrice & Benedict?”

Host Mayim Bialik declared his second answer wrong because the correct response would have been spelled “Benedick” with a “K” at the end instead of a “t.”

Fans were outraged that Bialik refused to accept his answer due to a spelling error.

Chan didn’t seem to sweat it.

“It’s a very memorable miss, right?” he told the show, reported Today. “So if you’re going to go out on a miss, go out on a memorable miss”

He ended his run with total winnings of $252.600. He’ll also return for the Tournament of Champions for a chance to win another $250,000.

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