The final clue was from the category International Disputes: "A dispute over Etorofu, Habomai, Kunashiri & Shikotan has kept these 2 countries from ever signing a WWII peace treaty."
Holzhauer bet $9,812, while Boettcher wagered $17,000. Both answered correctly with, "What are Japan and Russia?"
That gave Holzhauer the victory as he finished with $76,923 to Boettcher's $65,000, ESPN reported.
"I've said all along that Emma is an all-time great player, and I'm proud it took that level of competitor to defeat me," Holzhauer said in a statement Friday. "Now the world sees that I wasn't just making excuses. But the whole point of the TOC is to play the best of the best, and Emma and Francois certainly proved that they belonged in the final three."
Holzhauer has won $2,712,216 on "Jeopardy!" That puts him third on the show's all-time earnings list. Brad Rutter won $4,688,436, and Ken Jennings earned $3,370,700.