Wagering calculator

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

Three-quarters for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Laura: Consider risking between $501 and $1,010. This will top a $0 wager by Jack while still beating Yael on the Triple Stumper (should Yael wager to cover Jack's doubled score).

Jack: You ought to wager to cover Laura, but since you cannot win on a Triple Stumper if you do so, you should choose between wagering $0 and maximizing your winnings with a wager of all $4,500. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $3,500 (to shut out Laura) or less than $1,510 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Laura). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Yael.

Yael: Wager $3,006 to cover Jack.

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