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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the October 2017 Contest

Problem A

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

9 6 4 K Q 10 Q 10 5 A J 9 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2  game-force; 2 NT invitational

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001430
2 NT901158
2 6022
1 5016
3 NT2003
1 NT001
else000
Problem B

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K J 10 9 10 10 3 A 9 6 5 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 Pass
1 Pass2 Pass
?*

*BWS: 3  nonforcing

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001459
Pass80719
2 70513
2 NT6017
2 5010
3 NT001
else001
Problem C

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 10 K 10 7 5 4 A K A 7 6 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————2
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001550
3 80942
2 NT6024
Pass5023
else001
Problem D

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q K 9 5 10 4 2 A K Q 9 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 1 Double*Pass
?

*BWS: at least four-four in the majors
BWS: 2  game-force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1002181
2 NT7041
3 6027
2 5011
2 003
1 NT001
3 001
else005
Problem E

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

8 7 5 4 3 A K J 9 A 10 8 3

As dealer, which of these plans do you prefer?

(a) 1 - (Pass) - 1 - (Pass) - 2
(b) 1 - (Pass) - 1 - (Pass) - 2
(c) 1 - (Pass) - 1 - (Pass) - 2

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
a1001951
b80642
c6037
else000
Problem F

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 9 6 K J 8 4 2 A K 10 4 Q
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——2 Pass3
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1001632
Pass801033
Double60127
3 NT5018
else000
Problem G

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 9 3 A Q J 10 6 A K 3 K 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————Pass
1 PassPass1
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
1 NT1001430
Double80834
Pass70517
2 50116
2 001
2 NT001
3 001
else000
Problem H

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 8 7 5 K 10 9 3 2 J 4 A 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
Pass1 NTPass2
Pass3 Pass4
PassPassPass

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
10100721
210025
310015
910011
590517
79031
89023
A80427
J70319
A001
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 October 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.