Wagering calculator

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

First and a half equals second plus third

Stratton's Dilemma

Ed: Wagering $2,100 ties Charley's $0 wager and beats Charley's standard shutout bet of $4,201 by $1 on the Triple Stumper.

John: You have a choice of wagering $0 (to win on a Triple Stumper), between $4,801 and $2,599 (to win if Charley is wrong and you are right while still winning on a Triple Stumper if Ed wagers as recommended or higher), or going all-in with a wager of $5,800 for the win or tie if you give the correct response (and provided Charley is wrong or doesn't wager to cover or wagers less for some obscure reason). Since winning on a Triple Stumper is probably the likeliest of these outcomes, a wager in the $4,801-$2,599 range is best. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $4,800 (to shut out Ed) or less than $2,600 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Ed). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Charley.

Charley: Wager $4,200--wagering any more risks falling behind Ed's wager of $2,100.

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