Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Colleen: You ought to try wagering between $101 and $2,900. This will top a $0 wager by Ellen while still beating Anne and Ellen on the Triple Stumper (should Anne wager to cover Ellen's doubled score and Ellen wager to cover your doubled score).

Ellen: You ought to wager to cover Colleen, 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 $5,400. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $5,200 (to shut out Colleen) or less than $3,000 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Colleen). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Anne.

Anne: Wager $4,201 to cover Ellen.

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