Good fellowship should always prevail. When a brilliant coup takes place and you happen to be the unfortunate victim of the attack, good nature prompts that you join in the fun, which it occasions. Admit, with genuine candor, that you swallowed bait, hook, and sinker. Next time, it will probably be your turn to catch the other fellow.-from "Auction Thrills"With the rise of online gaming, card sharks have the opportunity to face off against some of the best players in the world. First published in 1916, it offers numerous tactics for engaging in sound bidding as the basis for reliable but still exciting game play, as well as advice for becoming a "brilliant" player, one who engages in the game with a well-conceived strategy and an aggressive attitude that will ensure a win... and a good time for all players.Get the advantage over them with this complete guide to the bidding game at Auction.
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