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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

February 2018 Contest

Deadline: January 10 at 11:00 a.m. (EST)

Problem A

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K J 9 7 3 K 10 9 8 5 4 2 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————PassPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem B

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 5 4 K 6 A 10 8 6 5 4 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Double
?

What call do you make?


Problem C

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

8 7 3 A 8 6 Q J A Q 8 7 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
Pass2 PassPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem D

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J 10 8 7 5 2 K Q 6 5 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————Pass1
?*

*BWS: 2  = spades and a minor, any biddable strength

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

What call do you make?


Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

8 7 J 2 A K Q 10 A K Q 8 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——2 PassPass
?*

*BWS: 4 NT = minors

What call do you make?


Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 6 3 7 3 2 A K Q 10 7 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPassPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem H

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 10 8 4 2 Q 10 3 3 2 J 8 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————2 NT
Pass6 NT(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.

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 February 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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