Wagering calculator

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

Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Bob: Considering that you're going to lose on a Triple Stumper by at least $100, you need to bet either $2,501, and play for a win if Laura tries to two-thirds Phillip, or bet at least $6,101 to cover Phillip's $0 bet (though, from this position, a wager of all $7,100 is acceptable and perhaps preferred).

Laura: You ought to wager to cover Bob, 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 $9,600. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $4,600 (to shut out Bob) or less than $2,400 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Bob). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Phillip.

Phillip: Wager $6,001 to cover Laura.

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