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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the April 2020 Contest

Problem A

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

4 K 9 7 5 3 2 K Q 10 2 K 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2  game-force; 3  invitational

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1002041
1 NT70433
3 60225
2 001
else000
Problem B

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 5 Q 8 5 3 J 6 5 2 K Q 10
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————PassPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass1001354
1 90928
1 70317
1 6011
else000
Problem C

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 2 J 7 2 7 6 2 Q 10 6 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 3  weak, but values for 3 NT opposite a balanced hand with 18-19 HCP

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001336
Pass80956
1 6021
1 NT5013
1 5011
2 003
else000
Problem D

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 9 7 5 2 A 7 6 4 7 4 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——2 *2 Double
?

*artificial; forcing
game-force; no long suit

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1001259
5 80718
5 6022
3 5014
3 5013
3 5012
Pass5011
4 NT5010
4 006
5 002
6 002
2 NT001
4 001
else000
Problem E

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 7 5 Q 8 6 4 3 2 K J 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass1 *Pass
?

*BWS: denies 4=3=3=3

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001760
1 NT70425
Pass6036
2 6026
3 001
else002
Problem F

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 NT1001230
3 901127
4 70333
Pass1008
4 001
5 001
else000
Problem G

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 6 A J 5 3 2 J 6 K 10 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
Pass1 1 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass1001128
2 90952
1 NT80615
2 004
else001
Problem H

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 2 Q 9 7 4 2 10 8 4 A Q 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass1
Pass1 Pass1 NT
Pass3 Pass3 NT
PassPassPass

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
41001937
29043
1070254
A6013
Q001
2001
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 April 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.