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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

July 2020 Contest

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

Problem A

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 4 2 A K J 4 3 3 K 6 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 1 3 NTPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem B

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 6 4 10 9 3 K 10 K Q J 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Double
?*

What call do you make?


Problem C

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 9 2 Q 6 5 7 6 3 J 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 Double
?

What call do you make?


Problem D

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 A 9 7 2 J 9 8 5 3 2 K 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————Pass
PassPass1 Pass
?

What is your plan?

(a) 2 ; (b) 1 NT; then, after
(Pass) - 2 - (Pass) - ?*
(b1) Pass (b2) 2 (b3) 3

*BWS: Bart applies. By agreement, 3  directly weak, after Bart is stronger.

 

Problem E

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 10 9 7 2 4 K J 6 5 4 2 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 1 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 10 8 7 5 A K J 10 6 9 7 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——3 PassPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem G

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

2 A Q 9 7 A K 7 6 4 2 J 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————2 3
?

What call do you make?


Problem H

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 5 4 2 A J 7 6 3 K 10 8 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————3
Double4 (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 the top scorers will appear on the prestigious Honor Roll.

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