Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Ruth: You ought to try wagering between $201 and $3,500. This will top a $0 wager by John while still beating Margaret and John on the Triple Stumper (should Margaret wager to cover John's doubled score and John wager to cover your doubled score).

John: You ought to wager to cover Ruth, 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 Ruth) or less than $3,700 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Ruth). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Margaret.

Margaret: Wager $4,701 to cover John.

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