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Bob Blake

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
1990 Tournament of Champions winner: $100,000.
1990 Super Jeopardy! semifinalist: $10,000.
Season 6 5-time champion: $82,501.

In his second game (#1149, aired 1989-09-07), Bob tied the single-day cash winnings record of $27,800, set by Kevin Frear in his second game (#902, aired 1988-07-05). Kevin had broken Harvey Becker's record of $25,400, set in Season 2 (#304, aired 1985-11-07). Kevin's record lasted for over 4 years, when it was broken by Frank Spangenberg's $30,600 finish in his fifth game (#1241, aired 1990-01-15).

In his fifth game (#1152, aired 1989-09-12), Bob's five-day winnings record of $82,501 broke Chuck Forrest's then-record of $72,800 for most cash winnings in regular games, which Chuck had set nearly four years before on show #280, aired 1985-10-04. Because Bob's winnings were higher than the then-limit of $75,000, $7,501 of his winnings were donated to his selected charity, Oxfam. Bob was the first player to have to make such a donation. Bob's record stood for only a few months until Frank Spangenberg earned a five-day total of $102,597 on show #1241, aired 1990-01-15. Frank, too, had to donate a substantial portion of his winnings to charity--$27,597 to the Missionaries of Charity in New York City.

Bob appeared on To Tell the Truth shortly after winning the Tournament of Champions as a mystery personality in its "One-on-One" segment.

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Bob appeared in the following 2 archived games:
Super Jeopardy! #12, aired 1990-09-01 Dave Traini vs. Bob Blake vs. Jeff Richmond Super Jeopardy! semifinal game 3.
Super Jeopardy! #10, aired 1990-08-18 Bob Blake vs. Michael Rankins vs. Keith Bell vs. Peggi Malys Super Jeopardy! quarterfinal game 8.
Bob previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Bob Blake in the following 2 archived games:
#1152, aired 1989-09-12 Bob Blake vs. David Burnett vs. Pat Gmeiner Bob Blake game 5. New 5-day winnings record.
#1150, aired 1989-09-08 Bob Blake vs. John Wallace vs. Nancy McGregor Bob Blake game 3.
Bob would later appear on Jeopardy! as Bob Blake in the following 4 archived games:
#1430, aired 1990-11-16 Steve Berman vs. Larry McKnight vs. Bob Blake 1990 Tournament of Champions final game 2.
#1429, aired 1990-11-15 Steve Berman vs. Larry McKnight vs. Bob Blake 1990 Tournament of Champions final game 1.
#1428, aired 1990-11-14 Jeff Bandman vs. Bob Blake vs. Andrew Bernknopf 1990 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 3.
#1421, aired 1990-11-05 Bob Blake vs. Dan Katz vs. Michael Thayer 1990 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.

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