Wagering calculator

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

Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Madeline: Seeing as you don't have enough money to win on a Triple Stumper (you will lose by at least $2,600), you might try betting $4,801, playing for a win if Elliott tries to two-thirds Brian (though, from this position, a wager of all $9,400 is acceptable and perhaps preferred as it forces Elliott to cover you).

Elliott: You ought to wager to cover Madeline, 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 $14,200. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $4,600 (to shut out Madeline) or less than $2,200 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Madeline). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Brian.

Brian: Wager $8,201 to cover Elliott.

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