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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the February 2019 Contest

Problem A

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 10 9 7 A 10 5 3 A 10 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
1 3 *DoublePass
?

*preemptive

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass1001345
4 8086
4 50341
5 5015
3 4002
else001
Problem B

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K Q 7 A 10 Q 10 9 8 6 2 J
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
1 Pass3 Pass
?*

* forcing by agreement

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 100638
4 NT90523
3 9045
4 80415
5 8033
3 70311
6 4001
5 1002
Pass001
else001
Problem C

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 A Q 8 4 2 9 7 4 2 Q J 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 1 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
1 NT1001441
2 80835
Pass50324
else000
Problem D

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 9 6 2 A Q J 10 4 2 J 7 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————Pass1
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001974
1 5046
Pass4028
else0012
Problem E

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 2 K Q 4 2 A Q J 7 6 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————Pass1
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
1 100821
Pass90820
1 NT70441
Double70311
1 7026
else001
Problem F

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

8 6 5 Q 5 2 A J 9 4 K 10 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 2
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001548
2 NT70536
3 70512
Double002
3 001
Pass001
else000
Problem G

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 8 A 9 7 6 5 2 K 7 J 8 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2  game-force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001828
2 50322
1 NT5022
3 40244
2 NT3003
3 001
else000
Problem H

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 9 8 7 6 Q J 10 9 K Q J 10
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass1
Pass3 Pass3 NT*
Pass4 Pass4
Pass4 Pass4 NT
Pass5 §Pass6
PassPassPass

*shortness-ask
Last Train
§zero or three key cards

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Q1001748
1060333
96032
86012
K50114
7001
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 February 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.