A chess teacher from Harlem, New York...

Jonathan Corbblah

Hi, I'm chess master Jonathan Corbblah from Harlem, New York. Watch me checkmate the competition on Jeopardy!

[2010-12-13 Winner's Circle interview]
How does it feel to be the new Jeopardy! champion?
I've been thinking about being a Jeopardy! champion my whole life. I have been trying out for Jeopardy! for years. Um, it's super exciting. It's, like, the best drug. And... I'm... completely excited. I want to keep going. And, uh, I studied a whole lot, I practiced, I prepared, I did everything I could, and... I finally came through. So for the rest of my life, I'm a Jeopardy! champion.

How did you prepare for your appearance on Jeopardy!?
Okay, well, luckily, I don't really work during the summertime, and I got the call during the summer, and I think I studied about nine or ten hours a day. Um, yeah, I did nothing else, because I wasn't going to work. I'd just wake up in the morning, crack open a book. 3 in the morning, put down the book. Wake up in the morning, grab open another book. Eat, read, practice, read, that's it. I was just--I gotta do this! I'm a man on a mission! [Laughs]

Do you have any goals as a Jeopardy! champion?
Oh, my next goal is to, uh, get an apartment behind the, uh, the podium, and then not even bother to, uh, go home. I just wake up in the morning and instead of study, just go to my podium, y'know, punch in, and just, like, [mimes buzzing in repeatedly] p-p-p-p-p-p-p-pow! And then, put the buzzer down, go back to sleep, [mimes sleeping] sleep a little bit more, wake up, [mimes a big yawn and checks his watch] "Oh, Jeopardy! time!" [Mimes buzzing in repeatedly] P-p-p-p-p-p-p-pow! [Laughs]

Season 27 1-time champion: $13,000 + $1,000.

Jonathan appeared as a challenger on ABC's 500 Questions on 2015-05-21. He was unable to eliminate Steve Bahnaman.

Jonathan won $14,500 on Wheel of Fortune on 2014-12-17.

Jonathan won $60,000 on The Chase on 2013-08-06.

Jonathan won $32,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on 2004-07-23.

Jonathan won $1,500 on Cash Cab.

Jonathan won a basketball + a savings bond on Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: OTriviaNewtonJon

Jonathan appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#6042, aired 2010-12-14 Jonathan Corbblah vs. Judy Arnold vs. Tom Nissley Tom Nissley game 1. Alex announces The IBM Challenge.
#6041, aired 2010-12-13 Sandra McClellan vs. Jonathan Corbblah vs. Keri McConaghy

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