Wagering calculator

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

First equals twice third with second crushing third

Twyla: Wager all $8,400 if you have confidence in your Final-solving abilities or Dean's wagering abilities. If neither, a wager of $2,600 is good for at least the extra prize potential of a second-place finish (if Sara misses Final) and can possibly score the win if Dean goofs in wagering. Importantly, this latter wager ties Sara should Sara wager $11,000 but give the incorrect response.

Dean: While a wager of all $13,900 may be a rational possibility (since it has the potential to tie Sara if you both get Final right), your more optimal choice is to wager $2,900. Don't fall into the trap of making the Four-fifths Rule wager of $5,801, because if Twyla wagers $2,600, you may fall behind, and in this case it's more important to stay ahead of Twyla than to reap the small benefit your 4/5ths position offers.

Sara: Wager $11,000--wagering any more risks falling behind Twyla's wager of $2,600.

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