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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

May 2019 Contest

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

Problem A

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 4 K 8 6 A K 9 8 3 9 6 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 PassPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem B

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

2 J 9 6 5 4 9 3 A K Q 10 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPass1
?

What call do you make?


Problem C

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 9 8 6 4 4 A 8 5 K 10 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass3 *Pass
?

*BWS: invitational
by agreement, new-suit bid or 4  forcing,
nonforcing

What call do you make?


Problem D

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 10 8 5 4 8 2 Q J 8 A Q 8
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 2
?*

*BWS: 2  forcing to three hearts; 2 NT nonforcing 

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 8 4 2 Q 6 5 A J 2 K 10 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——2 DoublePass
?*

*BWS: lebensohl applies

What is your plan?

(a) Pass
(b) 2 NT; then, after: (Pass) - 3 - (Pass) - ?:
(b1) Pass (b2) 3 (b3) 3
(b4) 3 NT (b5) 3
(c) 3 (d) 3 (e) 3 (f) 3 (g) 3 NT


Problem F

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

*BWS: two over one game-force; 3  invitational, 1 NT then 3  weaker

What call do you make?


Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 8 6 5 4 A K 7 4 2 A 9 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 5 5 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

9 Q J 9 8 5 K Q J 9 8 6 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
1 Double2 2
3 4 (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.

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