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Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Ron: Considering that you're going to lose on a Triple Stumper by at least $400, you need to bet either $901, and play for a win if Paul tries to two-thirds Walter, or bet at least $3,301 to cover Walter's $0 bet (though, from this position, a wager of all $4,400 is acceptable and perhaps preferred).

Paul: You ought to wager to cover Ron, 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 $5,300. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $3,500 (to shut out Ron) or less than $500 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Ron). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Walter.

Walter: Wager $2,901 to cover Paul.

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