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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

July 2018 Contest

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

Problem A

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 9 8 J 10 2 K 6 5 Q 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass2 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2 NT or 3  invitational; 2  one-round force, then three-level bid game-force; 3  game-force

What call do you make?


Problem B

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

*By agreement: single raise weak; double raise invitational, perhaps shaded

What call do you make?


Problem C

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 9 6 5 2 7 4 2 A J 6 7 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
Pass1 1 1
?*

*BWS: double = spades with diamond tolerance

What call do you make?


Problem D

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 10 2 4 K 9 8 6 4 7 5 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
Pass1 Double1
?*

*BWS: 2  (one-round force) and 2  (forcing to agreement or game) both artificial; double penalty

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 3 A 6 3 J 9 6 5 Q J 8 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
1 NTPass2 *Pass
2 NTPass3 Pass
?

*BWS: artificial game-force

What call do you make?


Problem F

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 7 J 9 8 2 9 7 4 Q 7 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——2 DoublePass
2 NT*Pass3 Pass
?

*BWS: lebensohl

What call do you make?


Problem G

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 3 Q 10 6 J 9 2 A 10 8 6 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 2
?

What call do you make?


Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 10 A Q 10 9 7 4 2 8 10 9 8
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
3 PassPass3 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.

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