Wagering calculator

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

Three-quarters for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Faith: Consider risking between $301 and $1,300. This will top a $0 wager by Julie while still beating Paul on the Triple Stumper (should Paul wager to cover Julie's doubled score).

Julie: You ought to wager to cover Faith, but since you cannot win on a Triple Stumper if you do so, you should choose between wagering $0 and maximizing your winnings with a wager of all $4,000. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $3,400 (to shut out Faith) or less than $1,600 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Faith). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Paul.

Paul: Wager $2,801 to cover Julie.

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