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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

June 2019 Contest

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

Problem A

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

7 6 A 9 8 A K Q J 9 8 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 NTPassPass
?*

*BWS: double = four-card major with longer minor; 2  = majors; three of a suit natural

What call do you make?


Problem B

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 8 6 2 A Q A K 6 3 9 2

In an uncontested auction, you open 1 ; partner bids 1 NT. Among these plans, which one do you prefer?
(a1) 2 NT - 3 * - 3
(a2) 2 NT - 3 * - 4
(a3) 2 NT - 3 * - 4
(b1) 2 - 2 - 3
(b2) 2 - 2 - 4
(c) 3 - 3 - 4

*BWS: hearts


Problem C

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q 10 6 3 A Q 7 4 A Q 8 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPass2
?

What call do you make?


Problem D

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 10 9 8 7 6 5 A J 6 5 10
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPassPass
1 Pass1 NTPass
?

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

2 A 10 8 7 3 A 8 5 J 10 7 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 1 Pass
?*

*BWS: new-suit advances nonforcing

What call do you make?


Problem F

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 6 K Q J 2 10 A K 7 6 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————3
?*

*BWS: 4  natural

What call do you make?


Problem G

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

What call do you make?


Problem H

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J 7 5 4 J 10 9 4 K Q 4 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————Pass1
Pass3 *Pass3 NT
PassPassPass

*splinter
BWS: double = lead-directional and/or sacrifice-oriented

What is your opening lead?

MSC CONTEST

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