James Holzhauer is using the "Forrest Bounce" technique to win his way through "Jeopardy!"
How it works: The contestant jumps around from category to category, choosing tiles out of order to throw off his or her opponents.
Where it came from: Holzhauer is not the first to master the "Forrest Bounce." Previous contestants like Arthur Chu and Chuck Forrest (who the method is named after) have used it to both confuse opponents and rack up the most amount of money in a short span of time by starting from the bottom of each category, where the clues are hardest.
One thing to note: While effective if done right, it is not very popular among the show's staff, including host Alex Trebek, who has spoken out against the method.
Trebek argues that it disrupts the natural order of the show, which the writers work hard on preparing.
Reporting from CNN's Ramy Zabarah