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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the September 2017 Contest

Problem A

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q 3 K 7 5 A 10 9 8 7 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
2 Pass4 *Pass
?

*BWS: splinter

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 NT1001321
4 80828
5 5032
4 40346
5 4000
6 002
else001
Problem B

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 10 9 6 K J 9 7 6 3 2 K 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2  game-force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 100324
2 9037
3 80631
2 70617
3 7059
4 5029
4 5021
4 3000
else002
Problem C

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 9 7 A J 9 7 5 K 9 5 Q
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
1 Pass1 NTPass
?

*BWS: 2  artificial and forcing

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001223
2 NT901028
2 70120
Pass50225
3 2000
3 NT1003
2 001
else000
Problem D

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 7 5 A Q J 9 5 4 A 10 Q 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPass1
1 1 2 Double*
?

*three spades
preemptive by agreement

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Redouble1001025
2 NT8055
2 7039
3 70110
3 60531
4 6028
3 6015
Pass4008
3 NT1000
else000
Problem E

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

7 10 3 2 A 10 9 4 3 2 K 8 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 1
?*

*BWS: 3  weak; 2  forcing to three clubs;
similar to single major raise; 3  weak

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001317
Pass70633
2 60731
3 50119
else000
Problem F

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 9 6 3 Q 5 A K 10 7 6 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 1
DoublePass1 *Pass
?

*BWS: three spades; weak hand

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass1001646
2 60621
1 NT60111
2 50111
2 5016
2 NT4011
3 1011
2 001
3 001
else001
Problem G

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 9 7 3 2 3 A Q 10 8 6 A 10
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPass4
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1001115
Double90842
Pass80842
4 NT001
else000
Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

2 10 7 6 5 4 3 2 K Q 8 6 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 NT*Pass2
Pass2 Pass3
Pass3 Pass4
Pass4 Pass4
Pass6 Double(All Pass)

*East-West use Bridge World Standard

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
21001632
260731
56016
106014
K50116
Q4010
74007
64001
44001
34000
62001
52001
82000
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 September 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.