Wagering calculator

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

First equals twice third with second crushing third

Julie: Wager all $7,200 if you have confidence in your Final-solving abilities or John's wagering abilities. If neither, a wager of $6,000 is good for at least the extra prize potential of a second-place finish (if Haley misses Final) and can possibly score the win if John goofs in wagering. Importantly, this latter wager ties Haley should Haley wager $13,200 but give the incorrect response.

John: While a wager of all $13,800 may be a rational possibility (since it has the potential to tie Haley if you both get Final right), your more optimal choice is to wager $600. Don't fall into the trap of making the Four-fifths Rule wager of $1,201, because if Julie wagers $6,000, you may fall behind, and in this case it's more important to stay ahead of Julie than to reap the small benefit your 4/5ths position offers.

Haley: Wager $13,200--wagering any more risks falling behind Julie's wager of $6,000.

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