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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

April 2020 Contest

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

Problem A

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

4 K 9 7 5 3 2 K Q 10 2 K 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2  game-force; 3  invitational

What call do you make?


Problem B

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 5 Q 8 5 3 J 6 5 2 K Q 10
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————PassPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem C

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 2 J 7 2 7 6 2 Q 10 6 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 3  weak, but values for 3 NT opposite a balanced hand with 18-19 HCP

What call do you make?


Problem D

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 9 7 5 2 A 7 6 4 7 4 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——2 *2 Double
?

*artificial; forcing
game-force; no long suit

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 7 5 Q 8 6 4 3 2 K J 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass1 *Pass
?

*BWS: denies 4=3=3=3

What call do you make?


Problem F

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 10 5 3 2 4 3 2 A Q 9 Q 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——3 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?


Problem G

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 6 A J 5 3 2 J 6 K 10 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
Pass1 1 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem H

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 2 Q 9 7 4 2 10 8 4 A Q 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass1
Pass1 Pass1 NT
Pass3 Pass3 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.

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