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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

December 2017 Contest

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

Problem A

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

9 7 K 10 8 6 3 2 9 7 6 5 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 1
?*

*BWS: 2  similar to single major raise; higher club bids preemptive

What call do you make?


Problem B

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 6 4 2 A A 10 8 7 6 5 4 A
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——4 4 NT*Pass
?

*BWS: two-suiter

What call do you make?


Problem C

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q J A 9 7 6 4 3 K J 10 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 2 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?


Problem D

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 6 5 A K 5 6 4 2 A 9 7 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——2 DoublePass
?*

*BWS: lebensohl applies

What is your plan?

(a) 2 NT; then, what call do you make after
(Pass) - 3 - (Pass) - ?
(b) 3 ; then, what call do you make after
(Pass) - 3 - (Pass) - ?
(c) other (specify).

 

Problem E

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 4 Q 10 8 6 4 3 A Q 7 6 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 NTPass2 Pass
?*

*BWS: 3  is a strong raise of diamonds not directly related to hearts

What call do you make?


Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A A J 10 9 8 4 2 A 8 7 6 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
1 Pass1 *Pass
2 Pass2 NTPass
?

*BWS: four spades, not necessarily any extra values (2  would be an artificial game-force)
BWS: invitational; five-plus diamonds

What call do you make?


Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K J 8 J 10 9 7 3 J 6 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——Pass1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 3 NT = preemptive raise with some defense;
= splinter

What call do you make?


Problem H

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 7 6 5 J 7 6 3 7 5 4 K 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
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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After the contest deadline, your solutions will be scored, and you will be eligible for prizes and for the prestigious Honor Roll.

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