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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

May 2020 Contest

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

Problem A

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K J 10 2 A K K 10 8 6 5 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 PassPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem B

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 2 A K J 6 A J 9 7 2 J 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——3 PassPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem C

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

8 7 10 9 6 5 3 2 8 Q J 6 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 1
?*

*BWS: 2  preemptive

What call do you make?


Problem D

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J 10 5 2 8 7 4 10 5 4 3 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 2 10 8 5 10 9 6 4 2 A K 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 NTPass2 Pass
?*

* = strong raise of diamonds with no direct relationship to hearts; 3 NT = nonforcing with diamond fit; 4  = strong raise of diamonds with a control in clubs

What call do you make?


Problem F

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q 10 9 5 4 K 7 3 Q 9 6 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 3 NT = preemptive triple raise with some defense

What call do you make?


Problem G

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J 6 5 3 A 7 2 Q J 10 8 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 1 2
?

What call do you make?


Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K Q J 5 A K J 10 9 5 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 PassPass2
2 3 (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.

In Master Solvers Club problems, North-South use
Bridge World Standard.

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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 May 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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