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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the March 2020 Contest

Problem A

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K J 8 9 8 6 K 9 3 2 Q 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 2 2
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 100930
4 90715
Double80611
3 8022
3 70124
3 6016
5 6012
Pass1002
3 009
else000
Problem B

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

9 5 3 A Q 10 2 A 5 3 K 8 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
2 Pass2 Pass
3 Pass3 Pass
?*

*BWS: 3 NT = mild slam-try; 4  or 4  = strong slam-try

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 NT1002369
4 70214
4 3028
4 004
4 004
else001
Problem C

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 9 9 10 7 5 2 A K Q 7 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001548
1 901021
2 60212
1 NT50017
2 NT001
3 001
else000
Problem D

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 6 5 7 J 10 9 A Q 7 6 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 1
?*

*BWS: 2  forcing to two hearts; 3  preemptive

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1002372
1 NT70315
Pass6011
Double5003
3 4002
2 NT1001
else006
Problem E

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 8 6 3 2 A K 9 A K Q 8 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
1 NT1001252
1 901038
Double80510
Pass001
else000
Problem F

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K J 8 3 9 7 4 3 2 K J 7 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————2
Pass4 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 NT1001052
4 90921
Pass80720
5 5015
5 001
else001
Problem G

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 10 K 9 A K Q J 10 7 10 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
?

Which of these plans do you prefer?

(a) 2 NT
(b) 1 - (Pass) - 1 - (Pass) - ?
(b1) 1 (b2) 2 (b3) 2 NT
(b4) 3 (b5) 3 (b6) 3 NT

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
a1001432
b280512
b670529
b370212
b16014
b54009
b44001
else001
Problem H

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 9 5 Q J 9 6 2 K 10 4 10 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1 NT
Pass2 Pass2
Pass3 *Pass3 NT
PassPassPass

*four hearts; five spades

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
21001312
690948
107029
47027
53011
Q10016
101005
J001
K001
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 March 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.