Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Dan: You ought to try wagering between $401 and $3,500. This will top a $0 wager by Eric while still beating Mary and Eric on the Triple Stumper (should Mary wager to cover Eric's doubled score and Eric wager to cover your doubled score).

Eric: You ought to wager to cover Dan, 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 $5,300. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $4,500 (to shut out Dan) or less than $3,900 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Dan). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Mary.

Mary: Wager $4,601 to cover Eric.

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