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Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Patrick: Considering that you're going to lose on a Triple Stumper by at least $700, you need to bet either $1,801, and play for a win if Alan tries to two-thirds Judith, or bet at least $4,501 to cover Judith's $0 bet (though, from this position, a wager of all $4,700 is acceptable and perhaps preferred).

Alan: You ought to wager to cover Patrick, 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 $6,500. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $2,900 (to shut out Patrick) or less than $1,100 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Patrick). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Judith.

Judith: Wager $3,801 to cover Alan.

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