Wagering calculator

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

Four-fifths for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Michael: You ought to try wagering between $101 and $6,800. This will top a $0 wager by Kathleen while still beating Elliot and Kathleen on the Triple Stumper (should Elliot wager to cover Kathleen's doubled score and Kathleen wager to cover your doubled score).

Kathleen: You ought to wager to cover Michael, 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 $7,500. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $7,300 (to shut out Michael) or less than $6,900 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Michael). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Elliot.

Elliot: Wager $7,201 to cover Kathleen.

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