Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Kate: You ought to try wagering between $401 and $3,400. This will top a $0 wager by Raghuvansh while still beating Kevin and Raghuvansh on the Triple Stumper (should Kevin wager to cover Raghuvansh's doubled score and Raghuvansh wager to cover your doubled score).

Raghuvansh: You ought to wager to cover Kate, but since you cannot win on a Triple Stumper if you do so, you ought to choose between wagering $0 or maximizing your winnings with a bet of all $5,000. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $4,200 (to shut out Kate) or less than $3,800 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Kate). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Kevin.

Kevin: Wager $4,401 to cover Raghuvansh.

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