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Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Beth: Considering that you're going to lose on a Triple Stumper by at least $600, you need to bet either $1,001, and play for a win if Kevin tries to two-thirds Kara, or bet at least $4,801 to cover Kara's $0 bet (though, from this position, a wager of all $7,000 is acceptable and perhaps preferred).

Kevin: You ought to wager to cover Beth, 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 $8,000. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $6,000 (to shut out Beth) or less than $400 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Beth). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Kara.

Kara: Wager $4,201 to cover Kevin.

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