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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the December 2018 Contest

Problem A

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K Q 9 3 2 K 10 8 K Q A 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 PassPass
DoublePass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 NT1001621
2 60417
3 50436
2 NT4035
2 30117
4 004
else000
Problem B

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 J 3 A J 9 6 4 K 10 8 7 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 NTPass2 Pass
3 Pass3 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1001410
3 NT60549
4 50417
5 40216
4 4027
4 3011
else000
Problem C

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K Q J 9 K 9 3 K J A 7 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 PassPass
DoublePass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001746
2 NT50516
2 40323
3 4000
3 NT0310
3 003
else002
Problem D

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K J 10 3 K 9 8 7 J 5 A 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————2 Pass
2 Pass3 Pass
?*

*BWS: no double-negative in this situation. By agreement, 4 NT natural.

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1001715
5 NT60511
4 5024
6 NT40218
3 30128
3 3017
4 NT0016
3 NT001
else000
Problem E

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q K 8 6 10 6 5 A Q 9 7 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——2 PassPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001431
2 NT60613
Pass50518
3 40337
else001
Problem F

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

8 7 A K 7 J 9 3 Q 10 5 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 1
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001268
Double901125
2 5052
Pass2002
2 1003
else000
Problem G

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 4 10 9 7 2 K 7 5 3 A K 10
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
Pass1 Pass2
Pass3 NT(All Pass)

Dummy shows:

Q A 5 3 A Q 8 6 4 2 9 3 2

Partner leads the club six (consistent with 6-5-4, 8-6-5-4, or Q-J-8-6) - deuce - king - seven.

What do you play?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
21001113
1080946
A60520
1040213
73012
4004
9001
10001
else000
Problem H

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 10 9 10 9 K 8 7 6 A 10 6 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————Pass4
PassPassPass

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
A1001023
77067
1060529
65046
1030130
93012
Q3011
9002
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 December 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.