Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Bill: You ought to try wagering between $101 and $1,600. This will top a $0 wager by Rosemary while still beating John and Rosemary on the Triple Stumper (should John wager to cover Rosemary's doubled score and Rosemary wager to cover your doubled score).

Rosemary: You ought to wager to cover Bill, but since you cannot win on a Triple Stumper if you do so, you ought to choose between wagering $0 or maximizing your winnings with a bet of all $2,100. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $1,900 (to shut out Bill) or less than $1,700 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Bill). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by John.

John: Wager $1,901 to cover Rosemary.

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