Wagering calculator

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

First equals twice third with second crushing third

Matt: Wager all $4,000 if you have confidence in your Final-solving abilities or David's wagering abilities. If neither, a wager of $1,000 is good for at least the extra prize potential of a second-place finish (if Cheryl misses Final) and can possibly score the win if David goofs in wagering. Importantly, this latter wager ties Cheryl should Cheryl wager $5,000 but give the incorrect response.

David: While a wager of all $6,500 may be a rational possibility (since it has the potential to tie Cheryl if you both get Final right), your more optimal choice is to wager $1,500. Don't fall into the trap of making the Four-fifths Rule wager of $3,001, because if Matt wagers $1,000, you may fall behind, and in this case it's more important to stay ahead of Matt than to reap the small benefit your 4/5ths position offers.

Cheryl: Wager $5,000--wagering any more risks falling behind Matt's wager of $1,000.

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