Wagering calculator

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

Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Stephanie: Seeing as you don't have enough money to win on a Triple Stumper (you will lose by at least $3,200), you might try betting $4,201, playing for a win if Ben tries to two-thirds John (though, from this position, a wager of all $7,600 is acceptable and perhaps preferred as it forces Ben to cover you).

Ben: You ought to wager to cover Stephanie, 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 $11,800. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $3,400 (to shut out Stephanie) or less than $1,000 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Stephanie). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by John.

John: Wager $6,401 to cover Ben.

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