HOME | MAGAZINE: SUBSCRIBE  RENEW VIEW CART View Cart   
THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

August 2017 Contest

Deadline: July 10 at 11:00 a.m. (EST)

Problem A

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K J 8 6 4 3 K 8 5 4 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Double
?*

*BWS: 2 NT = invitational-plus raise; new-suit double jump = splinter; new-suit triple jump = exclusion-ask

What call do you make?


Problem B

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 4 10 4 K J 7 4 2 K 9 6 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 3 3
?

What call do you make?


Problem C

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 10 3 8 7 4 K 9 3 2 K J 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 1
?

What call do you make?


Problem D

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q A K 6 J 7 5 Q J 9 8 6 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
2 Pass2 *Pass
?

*BWS: one-round force; 2 or 3 by opener nonforcing

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 10 8 7 2 10 7 6 8 6 5 3 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem F

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K Q 10 6 A K 4 2 3 A 10 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 2 Pass3
DoublePass3 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J 10 9 4 2 K Q 8 7 5 2 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——3 Pass3 *
?

*forcing
BWS: double = spades and diamonds. By agreement: 4  = majors, 4 = natural

What call do you make?


Problem H

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

3 J 5 A J 7 6 K Q J 10 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 2 *3 4
5 PassPass5
PassPassPass

*majors

What is your opening lead?

MSC CONTEST

The Bridge World's MASTER SOLVERS CLUB is the world's longest-running and most popular bridge feature. New problems in bidding and play are presented each month. The contest is free to enter and is open to all bridge players.

In Master Solvers Club problems, North-South use
Bridge World Standard.

TO ENTER THE AUGUST CONTEST, CLICK HERE:

Enter Solutions...

After the contest deadline, your solutions will be scored, and you will be eligible for prizes and for the prestigious Honor Roll.

Be sure to check the August issue of The Bridge World to read an in-depth panel discussion of these contest problems—see how the world's leading experts answered and learn how they came to their decisions.

Click here for a
printable version of these problems.

PREVIOUS RESULTS

Scores for the July contest

Honor Roll for the July contest

Scores for the June contest

Honor Roll for the June contest

Honor Roll for the 2016 yearly contest

Official Rules & Procedures

MSC History and Past Champions