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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the February 2020 Contest

Problem A

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K J 9 7 3 9 7 2 A K 10 8
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 NT2
?*

*BWS: double = takeout

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001440
3 80628
2 60424
Double5034
3 1001
4 002
4 001
Pass001
else000
Problem B

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001014
3 70530
2 7055
2 60310
3 NT50310
2 NT40124
1 2005
2 001
else001
Problem C

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

3 A Q 4 2 A K J Q 7 5 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
?

Which of these plans do you prefer?

(a) 1 - (Pass) - 1 - (Pass) -?
(a1) 1 NT (a2) 2 (a3) 2 (a4) 2 NT
(b) 1 (c) 1 (d) 1 NT

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
a31001565
a170416
d5043
b4035
a43014
c1004
a21003
else000
Problem D

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001667
Pass70512
1 60416
2 NT4023
Double1001
else001
Problem E

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J A 10 7 5 4 6 4 2 A 9 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 NTPass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001756
Pass70728
2 5034
2 NT2008
3 003
else001
Problem F

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 8 3 5 3 Q 6 3 A 9 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass1
Pass1 Double*Pass
?

*BWS: strong hand; length in diamonds

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001131
Pass60615
2 NT60513
2 6015
3 5005
1 NT4029
3 NT4018
2 3013
2 2006
3 2004
3 001
else000
Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K J 5 9 Q 8 A K 10 8 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass1 NT
2 2 PassPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001625
3 60751
Pass50416
2 1007
else001
Problem H

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 5 4 Q 9 8 7 10 7 6 J 7 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
Pass1 Pass2 NT
Pass6 NT(All Pass)

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
7100824
990520
1080713
65035
75021
J5012
440120
3007
5005
Q001
8001
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 February 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.