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Sellout

Game Type
Trick Taking
Age
Adults
Players
3, 4, 5
Deck
Standard

In one of the popular early forms of Auction Pitch, the player on the dealer's left has the right to "sell" the right to pitch. The player on the dealer's left may either assume the contract for a bid of 4, or give each player, beginning on his left, one bid as in Auction Pitch. The player on the dealer's left may then sell to the highest bidder, in which case that player becomes the pitcher, and the player on the dealer's left immediately scores the amount of the bid; or that player may become the pitcher at the highest bid made, in which case the high bidder immediately scores the amount of the bid.

A player is not permitted to make any bid high enough to put the player on the dealer's left out if he sells, and the player on the dealer's left is required to sell if he would put the high bidder out by refusing to do so. The game is to 7 points.