Wagering calculator

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

Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Caitlin: Consider risking $500, thereby beating Jason on the Triple Stumper (should Jason wager to cover Casey's doubled score).

Casey: You ought to wager to cover Caitlin, but since you cannot win on a Triple Stumper if you do so, you should choose between wagering $0 and maximizing your winnings by betting all $8,000. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $4,200 (to shut out Caitlin) or less than $2,400 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Caitlin). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Jason.

Jason: Wager $5,201 to cover Casey.

The J! Archive is created by fans, for fans. The Jeopardy! game show and all elements thereof, including but not limited to copyright and trademark thereto, are the property of Jeopardy Productions, Inc. and are protected under law. This website is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or operated by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. Join the discussion at JBoard.tv.