Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Phil: You ought to try wagering between $1,601 and $6,600. This will top a $0 wager by Brian while still beating Pam and Brian on the Triple Stumper (should Pam wager to cover Brian's doubled score and Brian wager to cover your doubled score).

Brian: You ought to wager to cover Phil, 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 $12,600. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $9,400 (to shut out Phil) or less than $8,200 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Phil). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Pam.

Pam: Wager $10,401 to cover Brian.

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