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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the November 2018 Contest

Problem A

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q J 10 A 7 5 3 2 A Q 9 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass1001219
Double901030
2 70641
1 NT2004
2 1006
else000
Problem B

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q 10 3 Q 10 10 6 4 3 J 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 1 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
1 NT1001128
1 90943
Pass70522
2 6038
else000
Problem C

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

3 Q 9 8 7 3 K Q 6 5 2 10 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPassPass1
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 NT100849
1 80517
1 80516
1 NT7046
Pass60410
2 5021
3 1000
2 001
else000
Problem D

Imps
Neither side vulnerable

SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——3 PassPass
3 NTPassPassPass

West leads the diamond ace. North:

Q 6 5 4 Q 8 6 4 2 K 10 4 3

Among these procedures, which should East choose?
Play any honor or give:
(a1) attitude (a2) count (a3) suit-preference
Not necessarily play an honor and give:
(b1) attitude (b2) count (b3) suit-preference

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
a21001743
a37059
b370424
b250113
a15012
b11008
else001
Problem E

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 9 8 A J 8 7 4 3 10 8 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————Pass
1 Pass1 Pass
2 Pass2 *Pass
?

*BWS: one-round force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 100941
2 NT80710
3 60431
3 60413
2 6043
4 001
else001
Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

3 A J 10 9 8 7 6 A Q 9 6 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 4 4 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
5 1001851
5 7047
6 6024
Pass50431
5 NT2001
6 2000
4 NT1002
5 003
6 001
else000
Problem G

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J A K 7 6 4 J 10 Q 10 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass2 Pass
2 *Pass3 Pass
?

*BWS: game-force
BWS: slow arrival applies; 5  is a picture bid (slam-try with strong clubs, values limited)

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1002169
4 7042
3 NT60213
5 6017
5 NT2000
6 2000
3 004
3 002
4 NT002
6 001
else000
Problem H

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

7 6 5 J 10 9 8 3 A K J 8 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
Pass1 Pass1
Pass4 *Pass4
Pass5 Pass6
PassPassPass

*splinter

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3100107
A90732
K90425
570313
67013
770014
J6025
96010
106000
86000
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 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.