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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

March 2020 Contest

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

Problem A

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K J 8 9 8 6 K 9 3 2 Q 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 2 2
?

What call do you make?

 
Problem B

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

9 5 3 A Q 10 2 A 5 3 K 8 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
2 Pass2 Pass
3 Pass3 Pass
?*

*BWS: 3 NT = mild slam-try; 4  or 4  = strong slam-try

What call do you make?

 
Problem C

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 9 9 10 7 5 2 A K Q 7 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
Problem D

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 6 5 7 J 10 9 A Q 7 6 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 1
?*

*BWS: 2  forcing to two hearts; 3  preemptive

What call do you make?

 
Problem E

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 8 6 3 2 A K 9 A K Q 8 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
?

What call do you make?

 
Problem F

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K J 8 3 9 7 4 3 2 K J 7 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————2
Pass4 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?

 
Problem G

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 10 K 9 A K Q J 10 7 10 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
?

Which of these plans do you prefer?

(a) 2 NT
(b) 1 - (Pass) - 1 - (Pass) - ?
(b1) 1 (b2) 2 (b3) 2 NT
(b4) 3 (b5) 3 (b6) 3 NT

 
Problem H

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 9 5 Q J 9 6 2 K 10 4 10 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1 NT
Pass2 Pass2
Pass3 *Pass3 NT
PassPassPass

*four hearts; five spades

What is your opening lead?

 
Solver Info
 
 
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