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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the July 2017 Contest

Problem A

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 8 J 9 4 2 A 7 6 5 3 2 8
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
Pass1 Double*Pass
?

*BWS: spades and clubs
BWS: 2 natural

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001363
1 70718
1 NT60615
Pass5004
else000
Problem B

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J Q 8 K 5 K Q 10 9 8 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 2
3 *Pass3 Pass
?

*BWS: game-force
by agreement, jump to four notrump key-card-ask for clubs

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 NT100835
3 90729
4 NT80514
4 70417
4 6023
3 001
4 001
else000
Problem C

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 10 J 10 5 3 Q 7 5 J 10 8 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 2
PassPass3 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 100109
3 8065
3 70647
4 7013
Pass60326
3 NT0011
else000
Problem D

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 10 5 3 J 10 K J 9 5 A J 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass2 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2 NT nonforcing; 3 forcing

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 NT100919
3 90737
Pass801021
3 10017
3 004
4 001
else001
Problem E

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K J 10 Q J 10 8 3 Q 8 J 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass1 *Pass
?

*BWS: denies 4=3=3=3, thus has four-plus clubs

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001415
1 NT80853
2 70311
2 NT5013
2 3009
Pass3003
2 003
3 001
else002
Problem F

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J 10 7 6 4 A 8 5 K 10 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————2
2 Pass3 Pass
?

(F1) What call do you make?
(F2) What call do you then make after (Pass) — 5 — (Pass) — ?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 | 6 100415
3 | 6 9035
4 | Pass8035
4 | 6 8035
3 | 6 80210
4 | 6 7026
4 | 6 7015
4 | 6 6025
4 | 6 60111
4 | 6 6013
4 | Pass6013
4 | 6 6011
3 | Pass5027
4 | 6 40012
4 | 6 4004
3 NT | 6 4002
4 | Pass4002
3 NT | Pass4001
3 NT | 6 4001
3 NT | 6 4000
4 | 6 4000
else000
Problem G

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 10 9 8 3 A K Q 6 4 Q 8
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass2 Pass
3 Pass4 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 NT1001426
5 8025
4 70542
6 60316
5 5012
5 4016
4 002
5 NT001
else000
Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 5 4 J 8 3 7 Q 6 4 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1 NT
Pass2 Pass2
Pass3 *Pass4
Pass4 Pass4
Pass5 (All Pass)

*four spades; five-plus hearts

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
510084
410055
770962
Q7010
25015
35013
340112
A3007
8003
6001
else000
MSC CONTEST

These are the scores that were assigned to the problems, as well as the number of votes each solution received from our expert panel, and the approximate percentage of solvers' answers.

See the July issue of The Bridge World to read the panel's in-depth discussion of these contest problems—see how each expert answered and learn how they came to their decisions.