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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the June 2017 Contest

Problem A

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K J K 9 2 K Q 10 6 2 10 8 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 100956
Pass90829
Double80814
1 NT001
else000
Problem B

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 8 6 K 5 K 8 7 9 7 6 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 NT1001466
2 60619
3 5054
3 4002
3 3007
3 NT001
else001
Problem C

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 9 8 3 2 A 8 4 J 7 6 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 2 Pass*3
?

*BWS: no support doubles at this level; pass
nonforcing; double cooperative-takeout
BWS: pass nonforcing; double cooperative-takeout

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001139
4 80836
4 50417
4 3024
5 2001
Pass002
4 001
else000
Problem D

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 7 Q A Q J 9 7 Q 10 9 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass2 *2
?

*BWS: game-force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001364
4 6042
4 NT5032
3 4028
4 4028
Pass3014
3 NT2001
2 NT1007
Double002
5 001
else001
Problem E

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
South:

A Q J 3 A K 8 K J 9 8 6 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 *Pass
?

*BWS: with four diamonds, denies four-card major; with five diamonds, denies four-card major except with invitational-plus strength

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
1 10079
3 80552
3 8053
2 8048
2 NT60423
3 3001
2 001
2 001
3 NT001
4 001
else000
Problem F

Imps
North-South vulnerable
South:

J A J 9 7 5 8 4 Q 10 9 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass1 Pass
1 NTPass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001566
4 60611
2 4022
5 4012
3 3013
Pass0011
3 NT003
2 NT001
else001
Problem G

Imps
East-West vulnerable
South:

K 10 2 A J 8 6 5 4 J 9 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass1 Pass
?*

*BWS: two clubs = game-force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 100965
2 9094
2 5038
3 50217
3 3012
3 3010
2 003
else001
Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
South:

J 4 3 J 9 5 5 3 A Q 10 7 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass2 *
Pass2 Pass2 NT
Pass3 NT(All Pass)

*game-force

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
410068
J8046
570433
360329
760318
45023
J5011
Q4011
34010
53001
A3001
103001
93000
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 June 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.