Chu came in third place with zero dollars on Wednesday's edition of the syndicated game show. He had reigned for 12 days. His total winnings were $297,200.
The 30-year-old Ohioan caused an uproar among "Jeopardy" fans for his aggressive manner of play. He ditched the usual practice of polishing off each category's questions in turn. Instead, he took a hopscotch approach to his category choices, which tended to keep his opponents off-kilter.
Chu's strategy fueled indignation from "Jeopardy" traditionalists who contended that he was unsportsmanlike.
He was unseated by Diana Peloquin of Ann Arbor, Mich., who led for the day with $15,700.