Wagering calculator

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

Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Jen: Considering that you're going to lose on a Triple Stumper by at least $1,000, you need to bet either $2,401, and play for a win if Emily tries to two-thirds Tyler, or bet at least $5,901 to cover Tyler's $0 bet (though, from this position, a wager of all $6,000 is acceptable and perhaps preferred).

Emily: You ought to wager to cover Jen, 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 $8,400. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $3,600 (to shut out Jen) or less than $1,400 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Jen). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Tyler.

Tyler: Wager $4,901 to cover Emily.

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