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Two-thirds for first place (49)

Stratton's Dilemma

Jim: Considering that you're going to lose on a Triple Stumper by at least $1,400, you need to bet either $2,201, and play for a win if Ken tries to two-thirds Keith, or bet at least $7,401 to cover Keith's $0 bet (though, from this position, a wager of all $9,000 is acceptable and perhaps preferred).

Ken: You ought to wager to cover Jim, 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 $11,200. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $6,800 (to shut out Jim) or less than $800 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Jim). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Keith.

Keith: Wager $6,001 to cover Ken.

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