Wagering calculator

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

First equals second plus half of third

Stratton's Dilemma

Sarah: Anticipating that Bruce will wager for the tie rather than to cover by $1, and that Alison will wager everything, you should bet nothing, and you will tie for the win on the Triple Stumper.

Alison: Risk all $11,200 for the win or tie if you give the correct response (and provided Bruce doesn't wager to cover by $1). You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $10,400 (to shut out Sarah) or less than $400 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Sarah). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Bruce.

Bruce: Wager $5,800--wagering any more risks falling behind Sarah's wager of $0.

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