Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Rich: You ought to try wagering between $201 and $6,000. This will top a $0 wager by Jo while still beating Seth and Jo on the Triple Stumper (should Seth wager to cover Jo's doubled score and Jo wager to cover your doubled score).

Jo: You ought to wager to cover Rich, 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 $7,800. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $7,400 (to shut out Rich) or less than $6,200 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Rich). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Seth.

Seth: Wager $7,001 to cover Jo.

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