Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Emily: You ought to try wagering between $1,001 and $7,000. This will top a $0 wager by Julie while still beating Ashok and Julie on the Triple Stumper (should Ashok wager to cover Julie's doubled score and Julie wager to cover your doubled score).

Julie: You ought to wager to cover Emily, 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 $10,400. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $8,400 (to shut out Emily) or less than $8,000 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Emily). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Ashok.

Ashok: Wager $9,201 to cover Julie.

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