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Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Rosemary: Considering that you're going to lose on a Triple Stumper by at least $200, you need to bet either $701, and play for a win if Dan tries to two-thirds Alan, or bet at least $2,201 to cover Alan's $0 bet (though, from this position, a wager of all $2,800 is acceptable and perhaps preferred).

Dan: You ought to wager to cover Rosemary, 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 $3,500. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $2,100 (to shut out Rosemary) or less than $500 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Rosemary). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Alan.

Alan: Wager $2,001 to cover Dan.

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