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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

February 2019 Contest

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

Problem A

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 10 9 7 A 10 5 3 A 10 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
1 3 *DoublePass
?

*preemptive

What call do you make?


Problem B

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K Q 7 A 10 Q 10 9 8 6 2 J
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
1 Pass3 Pass
?*

* forcing by agreement

What call do you make?


Problem C

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 A Q 8 4 2 9 7 4 2 Q J 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 1 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem D

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 9 6 2 A Q J 10 4 2 J 7 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————Pass1
?

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 2 K Q 4 2 A Q J 7 6 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————Pass1
?

What call do you make?


Problem F

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

8 6 5 Q 5 2 A J 9 4 K 10 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 2
?

What call do you make?


Problem G

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 8 A 9 7 6 5 2 K 7 J 8 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2  game-force

What call do you make?


Problem H

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 9 8 7 6 Q J 10 9 K Q J 10
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass1
Pass3 Pass3 NT*
Pass4 Pass4
Pass4 Pass4 NT
Pass5 §Pass6
PassPassPass

*shortness-ask
Last Train
§zero or three key cards

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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