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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the February 2018 Contest

Problem A

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K J 9 7 3 K 10 9 8 5 4 2 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————PassPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 100835
Pass90620
4 8058
2 7037
1 50221
5 4001
1 NT3000
1 008
2 001
else000
Problem B

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 5 4 K 6 A 10 8 6 5 4 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Double
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Redouble1001128
2 NT80644
3 NT80615
5 2005
Pass2001
3 012
2 003
4 002
1 NT001
2 001
else000
Problem C

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

8 7 3 A 8 6 Q J A Q 8 7 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
Pass2 PassPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001352
Pass70841
Double5037
else000
Problem D

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J 10 8 7 5 2 K Q 6 5 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————Pass1
?*

*BWS: 2  = spades and a minor, any biddable strength

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001771
1 5035
4 5024
2 5021
Pass3000
2 2002
3 2001
4 002
else0014
Problem E

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 7 6 2 A J 3 A Q J 6 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
1 Pass1 NTPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001344
2 80616
3 NT6014
2 40327
2 NT1006
Pass003
else000
Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

8 7 J 2 A K Q 10 A K Q 8 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——2 PassPass
?*

*BWS: 4 NT = minors

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 NT10085
3 80521
Double70646
3 50413
2 NT4011
4 NT20012
3 001
4 001
else000
Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 6 3 7 3 2 A K Q 10 7 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPassPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001437
1 50318
3 NT40333
1 NT4031
Pass30111
2 NT2000
else000
Problem H

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 10 8 4 2 Q 10 3 3 2 J 8 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————2 NT
Pass6 NT(All Pass)

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
31001055
28051
J6064
74017
84012
430119
23002
K3001
103001
83001
3006
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 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.