Wagering calculator

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

Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Marie: Seeing as you don't have enough money to win on a Triple Stumper (you will lose by at least $4,500), you might try betting $5,301, playing for a win if Ryan tries to two-thirds Daniel (though, from this position, a wager of all $6,700 is acceptable and perhaps preferred as it forces Ryan to cover you).

Ryan: You ought to wager to cover Marie, 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 $12,000. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $1,400 (to shut out Marie) or less than $800 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Marie). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Daniel.

Daniel: Wager $6,401 to cover Ryan.

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