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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

September 2019 Contest

Deadline: August 10 at 9:00 a.m. (ET)

Problem A

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q 7 J 7 4 2 A J 10 A 9 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——2 3 Pass
?*

*4 NT natural, invitational by agreement

What call do you make?


Problem B

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 6 5 4 Q 10 9 6 5 3 2 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
1 1 1 Double*
?

*three hearts

What call do you make?


Problem C

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K Q J 6 10 8 J 8 2 10 5 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass2 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2  game-force

What call do you make?


Problem D

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

*BWS: 2 NT nonforcing; 3  forcing

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 6 4 3 2 A K Q 7 6 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 4 5 5
?

What call do you make?


Problem F

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 7 6 2 K 10 9 5 4 Q 6 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——Pass1 2
?*

*BWS: 3  game-force

(F1) What call do you make?
(F2) If you pass, what do you do after
(Pass) - Double - (Pass) - ?


Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 7 K Q J 6 5 3 2 7 A Q 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 2 Double
?*

*By agreement, 3  nonforcing

What call do you make?


Problem H

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 10 9 8 7 Q J 6 J 10 4 J 10
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——2 *Pass2
Pass3 Pass3
Pass6 Pass7 NT
PassPassPass

*East-West use Bridge World Standard.

What is your opening lead?

MSC CONTEST

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