Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Bernard: You ought to try wagering between $1,001 and $2,200. This will top a $0 wager by Bob while still beating Ann and Bob on the Triple Stumper (should Ann wager to cover Bob's doubled score and Bob wager to cover your doubled score).

Bob: You ought to wager to cover Bernard, 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 $5,800. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $3,800 (to shut out Bernard) or less than $3,200 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Bernard). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Ann.

Ann: Wager $4,501 to cover Bob.

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