Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Steve: You ought to try wagering between $201 and $3,900. This will top a $0 wager by Helen while still beating Bill and Helen on the Triple Stumper (should Bill wager to cover Helen's doubled score and Helen wager to cover your doubled score).

Helen: You ought to wager to cover Steve, 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 $5,700. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $5,300 (to shut out Steve) or less than $4,100 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Steve). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Bill.

Bill: Wager $4,901 to cover Helen.

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