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Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Tom: Considering that you're going to lose on a Triple Stumper by at least $400, you need to bet either $501, and play for a win if Beth tries to two-thirds John, or bet at least $3,201 to cover John's $0 bet (though, from this position, a wager of all $5,000 is acceptable and perhaps preferred).

Beth: You ought to wager to cover Tom, 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 $5,500. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $4,500 (to shut out Tom) or less than $100 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Tom). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by John.

John: Wager $2,801 to cover Beth.

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