Wagering calculator

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

Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Kathy: Seeing as you don't have enough money to win on a Triple Stumper (you will lose by at least $1,400), you might try betting $3,601, playing for a win if Melissa tries to two-thirds Tom (though, from this position, a wager of all $7,000 is acceptable and perhaps preferred as it forces Melissa to cover you).

Melissa: You ought to wager to cover Kathy, 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 $10,600. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $3,400 (to shut out Kathy) or less than $2,200 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Kathy). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Tom.

Tom: Wager $6,401 to cover Melissa.

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