Arthur Chu, whose unorthodox style-of-play rattled the "Jeopardy!" establishment, lost after a 12-day run on the series.

After 11 straight wins, he took home $298,200 in total prize money, which makes him the third most-winningest "Jeopardy!" contestant in the show's history.

"It's been an amazing run," Chu told the Plain-Dealer after his third-place finish on Wednesday.

"This last couple of months has been one of the coolest experiences of my life."

Chu wagered all his money ($6,400) during Wednesday's Final Jeopardy round, and lost to Diana Peloquin of Ann Arbor, Mich.

"Thanks for all the love guys. Hard to be hurt by a loss I've known was coming since Nov but seeing others react makes it real again," he tweeted Wednesday.

"Just have to console myself with being a guest on #GoodMorningAmerica and #LiveWithKellyAndMichael and almost $300,000."

Chu, a self-described "mad genius," gained notoriety for his controversial game strategy.

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Unlike most contestants, who stick with clues in one particular category before moving on to another, Chu liked to pick random clues from all over the board.