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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the May 2019 Contest

Problem A

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 4 K 8 6 A K 9 8 3 9 6 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 PassPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
1 NT1001930
2 80747
Double60217
Pass2006
else000
Problem B

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

2 J 9 6 5 4 9 3 A K Q 10 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPass1
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001431
2 NT80836
1 70528
Pass4014
else001
Problem C

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 9 8 6 4 4 A 8 5 K 10 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass3 *Pass
?

*BWS: invitational
by agreement, new-suit bid or 4  forcing,
nonforcing

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001144
4 901025
4 8051
5 7002
4 6010
6 5000
Pass4014
4 20016
3 1009
else000
Problem D

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 10 8 5 4 8 2 Q J 8 A Q 8
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 2
?*

*BWS: 2  forcing to three hearts; 2 NT nonforcing 

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001729
2 70658
Pass6031
2 NT50212
else000
Problem E

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 8 4 2 Q 6 5 A J 2 K 10 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——2 DoublePass
?*

*BWS: lebensohl applies

What is your plan?

(a) Pass
(b) 2 NT; then, after: (Pass) - 3 - (Pass) - ?:
(b1) Pass (b2) 3 (b3) 3
(b4) 3 NT (b5) 3
(c) 3 (d) 3 (e) 3 (f) 3 (g) 3 NT

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
b41001227
c70512
a60325
g60315
b55027
b15022
f5014
b31004
e1003
b21001
d1001
else000
Problem F

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 8 6 5 2 A Q 10 9 7 6 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?*

*BWS: two over one game-force; 3  invitational, 1 NT then 3  weaker

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001661
2 80510
1 NT70414
3 60315
else000
Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 8 6 5 4 A K 7 4 2 A 9 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 5 5 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
6 1001210
6 90938
6 80535
5 NT7029
6 4000
7 2000
7 2000
7 2000
Pass1008
else000
Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

9 Q J 9 8 5 K Q J 9 8 6 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
1 Double2 2
3 4 (All Pass)

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
91001540
610026
810012
410012
K80519
Q8000
J8000
970322
96010
Q6008
J6000
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 May 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.