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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the January 2019 Contest

Problem A

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 9 10 5 3 K J 10 8 3 K J 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2  nonforcing

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 100851
Pass80925
1 NT70513
2 6049
2 002
else000
Problem B

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 4 A K Q 7 5 4 Q 9 7 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 NTPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001225
2 80411
3 70640
4 6037
2 60113
3 NT1001
4 002
2 001
else000
Problem C

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 6 5 K 7 5 4 2 A A K 6 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
2 Pass3 NTPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1001120
4 NT90843
Pass50423
5 NT5014
4 4015
4 3012
5 002
6 NT002
else000
Problem D

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 10 9 7 6 2 10 K 8 3 Q J 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 100922
3 80530
2 70627
2 60516
2 1004
3 001
4 001
else000
Problem E

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 10 8 7 3 A 10 K 8 3 K 7 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 PassPass
1 Pass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001538
2 NT80623
2 6037
Pass40230
3 NT3001
2 001
else000
Problem F

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K J 10 8 7 A 3 A J 5 K J 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————Pass1
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
1 1001343
Double70819
1 NT50537
2 001
else000
Problem G

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

*by agreement: 4 NT key-card-ask for diamonds

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
5 10086
Double90626
5 NT8011
4 NT60526
4 50212
6 5012
4 40326
else001
Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 7 5 3 K 8 10 9 Q 10 9 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass2
Pass3 Pass4 NT
Pass5 Pass6
PassPassPass

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
A1001623
97033
1070150
1060213
85024
45002
K3024
else001
MSC CONTEST

These are the scores that were assigned to the problems, as well as the number of votes each solution received from our expert panel, and the approximate percentage of solvers' answers.

See the January issue of The Bridge World to read the panel's in-depth discussion of these contest problems—see how each expert answered and learn how they came to their decisions.