Enter three post-DJ! Round scores below to see wagering suggestions for each player.
First equals twice third with second crushing third
Ellen: Wager all $2,400 if you have confidence in your Final-solving abilities or Kathleen's wagering abilities. If neither, a wager of $800 is good for at least the extra prize potential of a second-place finish (if Steve misses Final) and can possibly score the win if Kathleen goofs in wagering. Importantly, this latter wager ties Steve should Steve wager $3,200 but give the incorrect response.
Kathleen: While a wager of all $4,000 may be a rational possibility (since it has the potential to tie Steve if you both get Final right), your more optimal choice is to wager $800. Don't fall into the trap of making the Four-fifths Rule wager of $1,601, because if Ellen wagers $800, you may fall behind, and in this case it's more important to stay ahead of Ellen than to reap the small benefit your 4/5ths position offers.
Steve: Wager $3,200--wagering any more risks falling behind Ellen's wager of $800.
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