Wagering calculator

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

Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Heather: Seeing as you don't have enough money to win on a Triple Stumper (you will lose by at least $1,000), you might try betting $1,601, playing for a win if Kathy tries to two-thirds Tom (though, from this position, a wager of all $2,800 is acceptable and perhaps preferred as it forces Kathy to cover you).

Kathy: You ought to wager to cover Heather, 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 $4,400. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $1,200 (to shut out Heather) or less than $600 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Heather). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Tom.

Tom: Wager $2,501 to cover Kathy.

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