Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Mitch: You ought to try wagering between $501 and $2,000. This will top a $0 wager by Eli while still beating Hal and Eli on the Triple Stumper (should Hal wager to cover Eli's doubled score and Eli wager to cover your doubled score).

Eli: You ought to wager to cover Mitch, 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 $4,500. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $3,500 (to shut out Mitch) or less than $2,500 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Mitch). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Hal.

Hal: Wager $3,501 to cover Eli.

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