Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

April: You ought to try wagering between $1,601 and $6,800. This will top a $0 wager by John while still beating Robert and John on the Triple Stumper (should Robert wager to cover John's doubled score and John wager to cover your doubled score).

John: You ought to wager to cover April, 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 $9,600 (to shut out April) or less than $8,400 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by April). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Robert.

Robert: Wager $10,601 to cover John.

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