Wagering calculator

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

Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

B.W.: Considering that you're going to lose on a Triple Stumper by at least $100, you need to bet either $801, and play for a win if Alison tries to two-thirds Kathy, or bet at least $2,301 to cover Kathy's $0 bet (though, from this position, a wager of all $2,900 is acceptable and perhaps preferred).

Alison: You ought to wager to cover B.W., 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 $3,700. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $2,100 (to shut out B.W.) or less than $700 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by B.W.). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Kathy.

Kathy: Wager $2,201 to cover Alison.

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