He won almost $300,000 on "Jeopardy" - but Arthur Chu won't be splurging.   

"I'm just trying to play it safe," Chu says. "I'm thinking about retirement and building a financial cushion with that money." He says the only real luxury will be a trip to China with his wife to visit family.

Chu raised eyebrows with his controversial style of play: instead of going in order in each category, he jumped all over the board.   

Many felt that Chu's strategy was unfair to fellow contestants, and it made it hard for those playing at home to follow along as well.

Chu was defeated last week after an 11-week streak.