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Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Chuck: Considering that you're going to lose on a Triple Stumper by at least $200, you need to bet either $1,401, and play for a win if Phil tries to two-thirds Lara, or bet at least $7,901 to cover Lara's $0 bet (though, from this position, a wager of all $12,800 is acceptable and perhaps preferred).

Phil: You ought to wager to cover Chuck, 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 $11,400 (to shut out Chuck) or less than $1,200 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Chuck). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Lara.

Lara: Wager $7,701 to cover Phil.

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