Wagering calculator

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

Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Stacie: Seeing as you don't have enough money to win on a Triple Stumper (you will lose by at least $4,200), you might try betting $4,401, playing for a win if Beth tries to two-thirds Ben (though, from this position, a wager of all $5,000 is acceptable and perhaps preferred as it forces Beth to cover you).

Beth: You ought to wager to cover Stacie, 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 $9,400. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $600 (to shut out Stacie) or less than $200 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Stacie). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Ben.

Ben: Wager $4,801 to cover Beth.

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