Wagering calculator

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

Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Venkat: Seeing as you don't have enough money to win on a Triple Stumper (you will lose by at least $1,800), you might try betting $4,201, playing for a win if Emily tries to two-thirds Rena (though, from this position, a wager of all $7,400 is acceptable and perhaps preferred as it forces Emily to cover you).

Emily: You ought to wager to cover Venkat, 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 $11,600. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $3,200 (to shut out Venkat) or less than $2,400 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Venkat). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Rena.

Rena: Wager $7,001 to cover Emily.

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