Wagering calculator

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

Three-quarters for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Irv: Consider risking between $201 and $1,800. This will top a $0 wager by Melissa while still beating Lucy on the Triple Stumper (should Lucy wager to cover Melissa's doubled score).

Melissa: You ought to wager to cover Irv, 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 $4,400. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $4,000 (to shut out Irv) or less than $2,000 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Irv). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Lucy.

Lucy: Wager $3,201 to cover Melissa.

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