Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Brian: You ought to try wagering between $601 and $2,700. This will top a $0 wager by Patty while still beating Burt and Patty on the Triple Stumper (should Burt wager to cover Patty's doubled score and Patty wager to cover your doubled score).

Patty: You ought to wager to cover Brian, 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 $6,300. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $5,100 (to shut out Brian) or less than $3,300 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Brian). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Burt.

Burt: Wager $4,801 to cover Patty.

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