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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the May 2018 Contest

Problem A

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001229
1 NT90841
Pass7048
1 6037
3 5018
2 2001
2 002
3 002
2 NT001
5 001
else000
Problem B

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 9 9 5 4 3 2 A 9 7 K Q 10
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 1 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001219
1 NT90944
2 80723
Pass2008
2 NT1003
2 001
3 001
else001
Problem C

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 10 4 K J 6 2 K 8 3 10 6 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2  = game-force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
1 NT1001232
2 8069
3 6049
2 5036
2 5025
2 NT40136
3 001
3 NT001
Pass001
else000
Problem D

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001640
2 80521
Pass70320
1 NT6027
2 NT5017
4 002
2 001
3 NT001
4 001
else000
Problem E

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 10 8 2 7 4 J 9 6 5 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 2 *
Pass3 §DoublePass
?

*majors
BWS: 3  would have been nonforcing
§invitational

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
5 1001546
3 9077
4 8010
4 7021
Pass60122
3 NT5015
4 30118
6 001
else000
Problem F

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q 10 A K 7 6 5 3 A 10 J 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001014
3 90958
2 NT80914
2 2002
3 1003
2 1001
3 1001
3 NT1001
2 003
2 002
Pass001
else000
Problem G

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 3 2 A Q J 9 A 10 9 K J 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 2
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001842
3 80945
2 6013
4 NT004
3 001
3 001
3 NT001
4 001
6 001
6 NT001
else000
Problem H

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 9 6 5 Q 4 2 10 8 7 K 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPass1
1 DoublePass2
PassPassPass

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
K1001534
A80526
27049
47001
760214
55014
65013
8005
9001
10001
5001
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 May 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.