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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?

 
Solver Info
 
 
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