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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

September 2018 Contest

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

Problem A

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K J 9 7 2 A Q 10 3 A K 6 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
1 Pass1 NTPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem B

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 10 6 8 7 9 8 5 2 A K 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
Pass2 3 4
?

What call do you make?


Problem C

Board-a-match
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 7 Q 8 5 9 7 6 4 3 J 8 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 DoublePass
1 1 NT2 Double*
?

*takeout

What call do you make? If you pass, what call do you make after (3 ) - Pass - (Pass) - ?


Problem D

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q 6 5 10 8 A 10 6 4 2 A Q
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPass3
?

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 6 3 2 A K Q 4 K J 9 8 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——3 PassPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem F

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J 8 6 K J Q 8 6 4 J 8 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem G

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 7 Q 10 7 K 4 J 9 7 5 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 3
PassPassDoublePass
?

What call do you make?


Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 10 7 6 5 2 A J 6 2 K J 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
1 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.

In Master Solvers Club problems, North-South use
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