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Given the following situation in a three player game of Wabash Cannonball after the starting auction:
- Player #1: PRR $20 Cash $20
- Player #2: B&O $20 Cash $20
- Player #3: C&O $20 NYC $20 Cash $0
- Was Player #3 right to force-win that share of the NYC or should he have let it go to another player instead after enforcing a minimum bid level?
- What did Player #3’s choice to force-win the NYC share do to his position?
- What does each player do for their first action? Is this an easy or automatic decision for each player? Why?
- For each player, are they in a good or bad position? What are their primary risks and opportunities? Compare and contrast their positions.
- Have any of the players adopted game-length postures yet?
- Have any decisions been made which will affect how many General Dividend are likely to be paid in this game? If so, what were they?