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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

October 2019 Contest

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

Problem A

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

9 7 6 9 6 A 9 2 A 8 6 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 3
PassPassDoublePass
?

What call do you make?


Problem B

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

2 7 3 A K J 9 8 7 5 4 2 10
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem C

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q 6 5 A 10 9 6 4 A K J 8
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————2
?

What call do you make?


Problem D

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 7 Q J 8 2 K 10 7 5 4 3 J
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————Pass
Pass1 1 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

9 6 5 A 10 6 A Q A K 10 8 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 1 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?


Problem F

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q 10 6 5 K J 10 6 5 K Q 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 NTPass4 *
?

*Texas

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


Problem G

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J 5 3 A 10 A Q J 6 5 3 A
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————3 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem H

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 8 5 4 K K 10 4 A 10 9 6 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass1
Pass1 Pass1 NT
Pass2 Pass2 NT
PassPassPass

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.

In Master Solvers Club problems, North-South use
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