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

Gail: 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 $601 and $12,599.

Sara: If Gail had less than two-thirds your score, your optimum wager would be $4,400, but you can't let Gail surpass you. Wager $12,001. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $12,000 (to shut out Gail) or less than $4,400 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Gail). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by David.

David: Wager $8,800. If Sara bets to tie your $0 bet with a wager of $4,400, Sara would fall to $8,800 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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