Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Carl: You ought to try wagering between $501 and $5,500. This will top a $0 wager by Kathy while still beating Phil and Kathy on the Triple Stumper (should Phil wager to cover Kathy's doubled score and Kathy wager to cover your doubled score).

Kathy: You ought to wager to cover Carl, 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 $9,600. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $8,600 (to shut out Carl) or less than $6,000 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Carl). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Phil.

Phil: Wager $7,801 to cover Kathy.

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