Wagering calculator

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

Three-quarters (exactly) for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Chris: You do have some slim hope of taking 1st place, and it's most likely to happen in the event that you're the only one to respond correctly to Final. Wager between $2,001 and $9,999.

Hilary: If Chris had less than two-thirds your score, your optimum wager would be $4,000, but you can't let Chris surpass you. Wager $8,001. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $8,000 (to shut out Chris) or less than $4,000 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Chris). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Phil.

Phil: Wager $8,000. If Hilary bets to tie your $0 bet with a wager of $4,000, Hilary would fall to $8,000 on a miss, and would beat you out by a dollar if you were to bet to cover and were also stumped.

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