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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the August 2020 Contest

Problem A

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

*BWS: natural

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001632
Pass70762
3 5045
3 5010
4 1001
else000
Problem B

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 4 J 4 K 10 9 5 10 7 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001147
1 NT8045
2 8043
3 80325
3 7011
2 60314
1 6014
2 6012
else000
Problem C

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

7 4 2 6 3 2 A 5 3 A K 6 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2  forcing to three clubs; 2 NT invitational

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
1 1001426
2 901249
2 NT40119
1 NT4015
else001
Problem D

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 7 4 A 4 2 Q 8 7 3 Q 6 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 3
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass100920
3 90819
3 NT90725
Double70413
4 20018
4 005
else000
Problem E

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 3 Q A K J Q J 8 5 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001115
3 80734
1 80717
2 NT60210
2 4014
2 20012
3 005
2 002
3 NT001
else000
Problem F

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

8 4 3 7 4 3 K Q 3 2 A Q 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 1  = four-plus spades; not necessarily extra values; 2  = artificial game-force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001433
1 NT50516
1 40511
2 4029
2 NT30120
2 3012
2 008
Pass001
else000
Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 7 6 A 2 4 2 A 10 9 6 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPass2
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001231
Double80754
2 7058
Pass7045
2 NT1001
3 001
else000
Problem H

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 9 8 K Q J 9 8 7 J 10 9 8
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——2 Pass3 *
Pass3 Pass4
Pass5 Pass6
PassPassPass

*one-loser suit
second-round heart control; no appropriate control-bid

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
J1001436
99010
89000
K80956
106044
9003
Q001
7001
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.