Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Lynda: You ought to try wagering between $201 and $4,800. This will top a $0 wager by Umiko while still beating Lori and Umiko on the Triple Stumper (should Lori wager to cover Umiko's doubled score and Umiko wager to cover your doubled score).

Umiko: You ought to wager to cover Lynda, 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 $9,000. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $8,600 (to shut out Lynda) or less than $5,000 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Lynda). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Lori.

Lori: Wager $7,001 to cover Umiko.

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