Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Marta: You ought to try wagering between $201 and $12,000. This will top a $0 wager by Michael while still beating Susan and Michael on the Triple Stumper (should Susan wager to cover Michael's doubled score and Michael wager to cover your doubled score).

Michael: You ought to wager to cover Marta, 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 $12,800. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $12,400 (to shut out Marta) or less than $12,200 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Marta). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Susan.

Susan: Wager $12,501 to cover Michael.

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