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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

August 2020 Contest

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

Problem A

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 3 7 6 5 3 K Q 5 8 7 6 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
Pass1 2 *Pass
?

*BWS: natural

What call do you make?


Problem B

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 4 J 4 K 10 9 5 10 7 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?


Problem C

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

7 4 2 6 3 2 A 5 3 A K 6 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2  forcing to three clubs; 2 NT invitational

What call do you make?


Problem D

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 7 4 A 4 2 Q 8 7 3 Q 6 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 3
?

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 3 Q A K J Q J 8 5 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem F

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

8 4 3 7 4 3 K Q 3 2 A Q 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 1  = four-plus spades; not necessarily extra values; 2  = artificial game-force

What call do you make?


Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 7 6 A 2 4 2 A 10 9 6 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPass2
?

What call do you make?


Problem H

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 9 8 K Q J 9 8 7 J 10 9 8
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——2 Pass3 *
Pass3 Pass4
Pass5 Pass6
PassPassPass

*one-loser suit
second-round heart control; no appropriate control-bid

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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After the contest deadline, your solutions will be scored, and the top scorers will appear on the prestigious Honor Roll.

Be sure to check the August issue of The Bridge World to read an in-depth panel discussion of these contest problems—see how the world's leading experts answered and learn how they came to their decisions.

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