Wagering calculator

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

First equals twice third with second crushing third

Meredith: Wager all $8,200 if you have confidence in your Final-solving abilities or Zorn's wagering abilities. If neither, a wager of $2,200 is good for at least the extra prize potential of a second-place finish (if Jonathan misses Final) and can possibly score the win if Zorn goofs in wagering. Importantly, this latter wager ties Jonathan should Jonathan wager $10,400 but give the incorrect response.

Zorn: While a wager of all $13,400 may be a rational possibility (since it has the potential to tie Jonathan if you both get Final right), your more optimal choice is to wager $3,000. Don't fall into the trap of making the Four-fifths Rule wager of $6,001, because if Meredith wagers $2,200, you may fall behind, and in this case it's more important to stay ahead of Meredith than to reap the small benefit your 4/5ths position offers.

Jonathan: Wager $10,400--wagering any more risks falling behind Meredith's wager of $2,200.

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