Wagering calculator

Enter three post-DJ! Round scores below to see wagering suggestions for each player.

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Warren: You ought to try wagering between $1,801 and $2,800. This will top a $0 wager by Nancy while still beating Jim and Nancy on the Triple Stumper (should Jim wager to cover Nancy's doubled score and Nancy wager to cover your doubled score).

Nancy: You ought to wager to cover Warren, but since you cannot win on a Triple Stumper if you do so, you ought to choose between wagering $0 or maximizing your winnings with a bet of all $8,600. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $5,000 (to shut out Warren) or less than $4,600 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Warren). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Jim.

Jim: Wager $6,601 to cover Nancy.

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