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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

April 2019 Contest

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

Problem A

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 7 5 K Q 2 K 7 5 2 K 8 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 NTPass2 Pass
?*

*BWS: 3  and 4  are strong diamond raises

What call do you make?


Problem B

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 3 Q 9 5 3 A K J 10 7 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPassPass
1 DoubleRedouble1
DoublePassPassPass

You lead the diamond king (using ace from ace-king): three - seven [suit-preference] - deuce. Dummy shows:

A 10 9 4 10 6 2 Q 8 4 3 A 3

What do you play?


Problem C

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 7 3 A 9 8 9 8 A 6 5 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?*

*1 NT = 6-10 HCP; 2  = invitational-plus;
preemptive, but enough strength for three notrump opposite a balanced hand with 18-19 HCP

What call do you make?


Problem D

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 9 2 A Q 9 5 3 9 7 2 6 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 2
?

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

7 5 4 2 A K J 9 Q 8 6 A J
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPass2
?

What call do you make?


Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 8 3 K Q 9 Q 10 6 4 Q 10 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 1
?

What call do you make?


Problem G

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 5 4 2 A Q 7 4 3 2 A J 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 3 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?


Problem H

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

6 4 K 10 8 3 2 Q 10 6 J 8 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————Pass1
Pass1 Pass2 NT
Pass6 NT(All Pass)

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.

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