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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the March 2019 Contest

Problem A

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q J 10 8 3 9 8 5 4 3 2 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 3 NT = preemptive with some defensive strength

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 100926
2 NT90412
4 80327
4 80312
2 80212
5 8024
2 8020
6 8002
2 7020
2 6010
4 NT4001
3 NT4000
1 NT001
3 001
5 001
else001
Problem B

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 10 6 A K J 4 K 8 5 3 A 8
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——3 PassPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001459
3 NT90918
Pass80521
4 4000
4 001
4 NT001
else000
Problem C

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 5 3 2 J 10 9 7 4 A K 8 J
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001440
Pass80835
1 NT7037
1 60312
2 2003
3 001
4 001
4 001
else000
Problem D

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 5 4 A 9 Q 7 6 4 3 2 K J
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 NTPass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001540
2 NT80730
3 7058
2 50111
3 5009
2 001
3 NT001
else000
Problem E

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

4 2 A K 5 A K 6 3 9 6 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
1 NTPass2 *Pass
2 Pass2 Pass
?

*BWS: puppet to 2 
BWS: invitational

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001113
2 NT90719
3 7059
3 NT50333
Pass40211
4 20013
3 001
else001
Problem F

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q 7 5 8 6 5 2 K 4 2 9 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass2 Pass
2 Pass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 NT1001536
3 90723
Pass70531
3 NT7016
2 005
else000
Problem G

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 7 6 2 K J 4 A 7 5 3 2 A
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 1 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 10098
Pass8055
2 60828
2 60221
1 NT50318
2 NT5018
2 2009
4 1000
3 002
3 NT001
4 001
else000
Problem H

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 10 9 5 6 J 10 8 4 2 J 6 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Double
3 6 Double6
PassPassPass

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
61001714
570519
26021
J60120
J50336
J008
8001
4001
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 March 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.