Wagering calculator

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

First equals twice third with second crushing third

Emily: Wager all $4,000 if you have confidence in your Final-solving abilities or Chris's wagering abilities. If neither, a wager of $3,600 is good for at least the extra prize potential of a second-place finish (if Alan misses Final) and can possibly score the win if Chris goofs in wagering. Importantly, this latter wager ties Alan should Alan wager $7,600 but give the incorrect response.

Chris: While a wager of all $7,800 may be a rational possibility (since it has the potential to tie Alan if you both get Final right), your more optimal choice is to wager $200. Don't fall into the trap of making the Four-fifths Rule wager of $401, because if Emily wagers $3,600, you may fall behind, and in this case it's more important to stay ahead of Emily than to reap the small benefit your 4/5ths position offers.

Alan: Wager $7,600--wagering any more risks falling behind Emily's wager of $3,600.

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