Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Barton: You ought to try wagering between $801 and $8,800. This will top a $0 wager by Evan while still beating Elaine and Evan on the Triple Stumper (should Elaine wager to cover Evan's doubled score and Evan wager to cover your doubled score).

Evan: You ought to wager to cover Barton, 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 $12,400. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $10,800 (to shut out Barton) or less than $9,600 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Barton). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Elaine.

Elaine: Wager $11,001 to cover Evan.

The J! Archive is created by fans, for fans. The Jeopardy! game show and all elements thereof, including but not limited to copyright and trademark thereto, are the property of Jeopardy Productions, Inc. and are protected under law. This website is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or operated by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. Join the discussion at JBoard.tv.