Wagering calculator

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

Three-quarters for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Dave: Consider risking between $101 and $1,500. This will top a $0 wager by Blaze while still beating Rob on the Triple Stumper (should Rob wager to cover Blaze's doubled score).

Blaze: You ought to wager to cover Dave, 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 $4,700. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $4,500 (to shut out Dave) or less than $1,600 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Dave). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Rob.

Rob: Wager $3,151 to cover Blaze.

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