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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

November 2018 Contest

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

Problem A

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

What call do you make?


Problem B

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q 10 3 Q 10 10 6 4 3 J 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 1 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem C

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

3 Q 9 8 7 3 K Q 6 5 2 10 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPassPass1
?

What call do you make?


Problem D

Imps
Neither side vulnerable

SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——3 PassPass
3 NTPassPassPass

West leads the diamond ace. North:

Q 6 5 4 Q 8 6 4 2 K 10 4 3

Among these procedures, which should East choose?
Play any honor or give:
(a1) attitude (a2) count (a3) suit-preference
Not necessarily play an honor and give:
(b1) attitude (b2) count (b3) suit-preference

 

Problem E

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 9 8 A J 8 7 4 3 10 8 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————Pass
1 Pass1 Pass
2 Pass2 *Pass
?

*BWS: one-round force

What call do you make?


Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

3 A J 10 9 8 7 6 A Q 9 6 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 4 4 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem G

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J A K 7 6 4 J 10 Q 10 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass2 Pass
2 *Pass3 Pass
?

*BWS: game-force
BWS: slow arrival applies; 5  is a picture bid (slam-try with strong clubs, values limited)

What call do you make?


Problem H

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

7 6 5 J 10 9 8 3 A K J 8 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
Pass1 Pass1
Pass4 *Pass4
Pass5 Pass6
PassPassPass

*splinter

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 you will be eligible for prizes and for the prestigious Honor Roll.

Be sure to check the November 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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