Wagering calculator

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

Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Jen: Seeing as you don't have enough money to win on a Triple Stumper (you will lose by at least $1,300), you might try betting $3,901, playing for a win if Ted tries to two-thirds Matt (though, from this position, a wager of all $6,900 is acceptable and perhaps preferred as it forces Ted to cover you).

Ted: You ought to wager to cover Jen, 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 $10,800. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $3,000 (to shut out Jen) or less than $2,600 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Jen). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Matt.

Matt: Wager $6,701 to cover Ted.

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