MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

April 2019 Contest

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

Problem A

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ J 7 5 ♥ K Q 2 ♦ K 7 5 2 ♣ K 8 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 NTPass2 Pass
?*

*BWS: 3  and 4  are strong diamond raises

What call do you make?

Problem B

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ K 3 ♥ Q 9 5 3 ♦ A K ♣ J 10 7 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPassPass
1 DoubleRedouble1
DoublePassPassPass

You lead the diamond king (using ace from ace-king): three - seven [suit-preference] - deuce. Dummy shows:

 ♠ A 10 9 4 ♥ 10 6 2 ♦ Q 8 4 3 ♣ A 3

What do you play?

Problem C

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ 10 7 3 ♥ A 9 8 ♦ 9 8 ♣ A 6 5 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?*

*1 NT = 6-10 HCP; 2  = invitational-plus;
preemptive, but enough strength for three notrump opposite a balanced hand with 18-19 HCP

What call do you make?

Problem D

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ A 9 2 ♥ A Q 9 5 3 ♦ 9 7 2 ♣ 6 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 2
?

What call do you make?

Problem E

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ 7 5 4 2 ♥ A K J 9 ♦ Q 8 6 ♣ A J
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPass2
?

What call do you make?

Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ 10 8 3 ♥ K Q 9 ♦ Q 10 6 4 ♣ Q 10 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 1
?

What call do you make?

Problem G

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ K 5 4 2 ♥ A Q 7 4 ♦ 3 2 ♣ A J 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 3 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?

Problem H

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ 6 4 ♥ K 10 8 3 2 ♦ Q 10 6 ♣ J 8 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————Pass1
Pass1 Pass2 NT
Pass6 NT(All Pass)

Solver Info

MSC CONTEST
ENTRY FORM

INSTRUCTIONS

North-South use
Bridge World Standard 2017.

1) Select your solution for each of the eight problems and complete form below.

2) Review your solutions and entry form for accuracy. Once submitted, entries can not be changed.

3) Click the Submit button once and wait for the confirmation screen.

4) After you see the confirmation screen, your official entry confirmation will be sent to you by e-mail. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail within 1 day, your entry may not have been received, and you should contact us for assistance.