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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

November 2019 Contest

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

NOTE: The MSC problem set that appears on page 63 of the October issue is not correct and should be disregarded. The problem set below is the correct set for the November 2019 MSC contest.

Problem A

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 9 4 A K 10 6 4 2 9 A K 8
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPassPass
1 Pass1 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem B

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 3 Q 4 Q J 9 8 K Q 7 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 1 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem C

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 5 2 J 8 4 A K Q A K 10 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 1 1 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem D

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

2 K 10 8 7 6 8 K 10 8 6 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 NT2 *
?

*natural

What is your plan?

(a) double (b) 4 (BWS: Texas) (c) 3 (BWS: forcing) (d) 3 (BWS: forcing)
(e) 2 NT (BWS: lebensohl), then, after (Pass) - 3 - (Pass) - ? (e1) Pass (e2) 3

 

Problem E

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 2 7 4 3 9 3 A K 9 8 7 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2  game-force; 2 NT, 3  invitational

What call do you make?


Problem F

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 5 2 6 3 J 8 7 A Q 10 7 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————Pass
Pass1 1 1
Double*Redouble2 §Pass
?

*BWS: clubs with heart tolerance
three spades
§natural by agreement

What call do you make?


Problem G

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 10 9 2 9 K Q 10 5 2 10 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
Pass1 1 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem H

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

2 K J 9 5 K 7 6 5 4 3 2 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
Pass1 1 4
5 DoublePass5
PassPassDouble(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
Bridge World Standard.

TO ENTER THE NOVEMBER CONTEST, CLICK HERE:

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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 November 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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printable version of these problems.

PREVIOUS RESULTS

Scores for the October contest

Honor Roll for the October contest

Scores for the September contest

Honor Roll for the September contest

Honor Roll for the 2018 yearly contest

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