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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the August 2018 Contest

Problem A

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q J 9 8 6 5 K Q 10 9 4 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass2
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1001867
3 5047
3 40117
5 4013
4 NT4010
4 002
2 NT001
Double001
4 001
else001
Problem B

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

9 A Q 7 5 4 9 5 9 7 6 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
Pass1 2 NT*Double
?

*BWS: hearts and diamonds

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
5 1001223
4 90966
3 4019
4 NT4010
5 4010
6 3011
Pass3001
3 001
else000
Problem C

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

*BWS: 3 game-force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001452
3 70735
3 50410
4 2001
Pass1002
else000
Problem D

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 7 J 9 8 A K Q 10 6 5 2 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
3 Pass3 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1001517
4 701066
5 4001
5 3002
5 2002
4 1005
4 NT004
3 NT001
4 001
6 001
else000
Problem E

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1001225
4 80732
Pass60326
Double60316
else001
Problem F

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001653
1 60624
4 50322
6 1000
else001
Problem G

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 8 5 3 K Q J A K Q 8 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——Pass1 2
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001734
3 NT50515
Double40348
2 001
3 001
else001
Problem H

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 9 8 6 A 10 7 4 J 10 10 9 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1 NT
PassPassPass

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
9100810
690732
89031
1070515
J60213
410029
else000
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 August 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.