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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the November 2019 Contest

Problem A

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 9 4 A K 10 6 4 2 9 A K 8
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPassPass
1 Pass1 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001321
3 901049
2 70314
2 6029
3 5012
3 004
else001
Problem B

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 3 Q 4 Q J 9 8 K Q 7 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 1 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
1 NT1001419
2 901265
2 6024
2 5015
2 NT1003
Pass003
3 001
else000
Problem C

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 5 2 J 8 4 A K Q A K 10 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 1 1 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001552
3 901224
2 NT6027
2 1007
4 004
2 002
1 NT001
2 001
3 001
3 001
else000
Problem D

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

2 K 10 8 7 6 8 K 10 8 6 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 NT2 *
?

*natural

What is your plan?

(a) double (b) 4 (BWS: Texas) (c) 3 (BWS: forcing) (d) 3 (BWS: forcing)
(e) 2 NT (BWS: lebensohl), then, after (Pass) - 3 - (Pass) - ? (e1) Pass (e2) 3

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
d1001435
c80618
b7054
e260316
a5019
e120018
else000
Problem E

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

*BWS: 2  game-force; 2 NT, 3  invitational

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1002469
2 6036
1 NT5019
1 5010
2 NT1006
Pass001
else009
Problem F

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 5 2 6 3 J 8 7 A Q 10 7 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————Pass
Pass1 1 1
Double*Redouble2 §Pass
?

*BWS: clubs with heart tolerance
three spades
§natural by agreement

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass1001737
2 NT70426
2 60327
3 6035
2 5013
3 5011
4 001
else000
Problem G

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 10 9 2 9 K Q 10 5 2 10 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
Pass1 1 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001638
1 80732
1 NT70413
Pass60217
else000
Problem H

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

2 K J 9 5 K 7 6 5 4 3 2 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
Pass1 1 4
5 DoublePass5
PassPassDouble(All Pass)

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
21001449
790914
69011
28018
58004
48001
38000
K60415
21002
5004
9002
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 November 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.