Wagering calculator

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

Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Norma: Considering that you're going to lose on a Triple Stumper by at least $1,000, you need to bet either $1,201, and play for a win if Ron tries to two-thirds John, or bet at least $3,601 to cover John's $0 bet (though, from this position, a wager of all $3,800 is acceptable and perhaps preferred).

Ron: You ought to wager to cover Norma, 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 $5,000. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $2,600 (to shut out Norma) or less than $200 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Norma). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by John.

John: Wager $2,601 to cover Ron.

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