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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the July 2019 Contest

Problem A

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

4 A Q 6 A K Q 8 3 2 K 7 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 NT1001142
2 90821
3 7047
3 60316
2 NT50013
2 3001
else000
Problem B

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 9 Q J 8 4 A 10 4 A 10 8 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
1 NTPass2 *Pass
2 Pass2 Pass
?

*BWS: puppet to 2 
BWS: invitational

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 NT1001169
2 NT80811
3 6056
3 4025
4 006
Pass004
else000
Problem C

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

2 A Q 10 8 K 8 K Q J 10 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——4 PassPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
5 1001547
Double60431
4 6035
Pass50415
4 NT4003
else000
Problem D

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 3 K Q J 6 2 A 10 J 7 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————2
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001868
2 60421
2 NT6048
3 2003
3 NT1000
else000
Problem E

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 8 2 K 10 6 K 10 9 7 6 5 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2  = game-force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 100726
2 100617
2 NT80520
2 60316
2 5023
1 NT40116
else002
Problem F

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

8 4 3 J 6 2 K J 10 8 6 A 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 Pass
1 Pass1 *Pass
?

*BWS: denies 3=4=3=3 and 4=4=2=3

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
1 NT1001556
2 60612
Pass50312
1 5015
2 40113
2 001
else001
Problem G

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 4 A K 10 6 K Q 10 7 6 4 10
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 1 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001037
Pass80715
2 60317
2 NT50213
3 NT5024
2 4023
1 NT0011
4 001
else000
Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

8 10 9 5 A J 5 2 A 10 9 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————3
Pass4 (All Pass)

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
A1001533
A7065
1060552
105001
J5000
55000
25000
95000
55000
45000
8006
9001
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 July 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.