Wagering calculator

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

Three-quarters for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Tina: Think about risking $500, thereby beating Jim on the Triple Stumper (should Jim wager to cover Mark's doubled score).

Mark: You ought to wager to cover Tina, 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 $5,000. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $2,400 (to shut out Tina) or less than $1,800 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Tina). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Jim.

Jim: Wager $3,401 to cover Mark.

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