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Director of Technology at igourmet.com.

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revised In Monopoly, Does It Make Sense NOT to Buy a “Second” Property in a Color Group?
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answered In Monopoly, Does It Make Sense NOT to Buy a “Second” Property in a Color Group?
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revised Creative handicaps in Settlers of Catan?
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accepted Choosing early round paintings to auction in Modern Art
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comment Choosing early round paintings to auction in Modern Art
Quick question about your point about one-round auctions (and auctions in general). I've always played that you should never buy your own auctions (unless the price is ridiculously low), since it's so easy to make a guaranteed profit. Even in a scenario where you sell a painting for 16 that cashes in for 30, you've made 16, the buyer made 14, and everyone else makes 0. If you had bought it for 16, you'd make only the 14 while everyone else makes 0. Is this the right way to look at this? How aggressive should you be in your own auctions?
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revised Does a Takeout Double Apply to a “Passed” Partner?
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comment Does a Takeout Double Apply to a “Passed” Partner?
@Aryabhata 2NT is an option, yes. Pass is an option as well, but it's going to have to be a hand that can nearly beat 2H by itself (and if he has AKQJT of hearts, one of the opponents has lied).
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comment Does a Takeout Double Apply to a “Passed” Partner?
Correct, balancing is a bid made when a pass would end the auction. You do sometimes hear about balancing refered to as a fourth-seat bid, but that refers to auctions which go 1X-Pass-Pass.