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Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Bud: Considering that you're going to lose on a Triple Stumper by at least $200, you need to bet either $1,601, and play for a win if Steve tries to two-thirds Ali, or bet at least $6,301 to cover Ali's $0 bet (though, from this position, a wager of all $9,200 is acceptable and perhaps preferred).

Steve: You ought to wager to cover Bud, 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 $10,800. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $7,600 (to shut out Bud) or less than $1,400 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Bud). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Ali.

Ali: Wager $6,101 to cover Steve.

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