Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Deborah: You ought to try wagering between $501 and $5,600. This will top a $0 wager by Jon while still beating Kathleen and Jon on the Triple Stumper (should Kathleen wager to cover Jon's doubled score and Jon wager to cover your doubled score).

Jon: You ought to wager to cover Deborah, 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 $9,900. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $8,900 (to shut out Deborah) or less than $6,100 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Deborah). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Kathleen.

Kathleen: Wager $8,001 to cover Jon.

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