Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Paul: You ought to try wagering between $1,801 and $4,800. This will top a $0 wager by Lauren while still beating Chris and Lauren on the Triple Stumper (should Chris wager to cover Lauren's doubled score and Lauren wager to cover your doubled score).

Lauren: You ought to wager to cover Paul, 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 $13,000. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $9,400 (to shut out Paul) or less than $6,600 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Paul). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Chris.

Chris: Wager $9,801 to cover Lauren.

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