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Two-thirds for first place

Stratton's Dilemma

Dave: Considering that you're going to lose on a Triple Stumper by at least $500, you need to bet either $1,301, and play for a win if Pat tries to two-thirds Ron, or bet at least $4,001 to cover Ron's $0 bet (though, from this position, a wager of all $4,900 is acceptable and perhaps preferred).

Pat: You ought to wager to cover Dave, 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 $6,200. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $3,600 (to shut out Dave) or less than $800 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Dave). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Ron.

Ron: Wager $3,501 to cover Pat.

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