Wagering calculator

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

Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Hugh: Seeing as you don't have enough money to win on a Triple Stumper (you will lose by at least $1,200), you might try betting $1,701, playing for a win if Will tries to two-thirds Marilyn (though, from this position, a wager of all $4,000 is acceptable and perhaps preferred as it forces Will to cover you).

Will: You ought to wager to cover Hugh, 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 $5,700. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $2,300 (to shut out Hugh) or less than $500 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Hugh). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Marilyn.

Marilyn: Wager $3,101 to cover Will.

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