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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the October 2018 Contest

Problem A

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K J 4 2 J 10 7 4 A J 7 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——2 3 *Pass
?

*BWS: stopper-ask

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1001037
3 80431
5 8046
3 NT70311
4 6026
5 6025
4 5012
4 NT5010
4 002
else000
Problem B

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

*BWS: 3 one-round force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 NT1001960
3 70325
Pass70310
3 NT6014
3 5010
else001
Problem C

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q K Q 10 8 A 10 8 7 4 2 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
1 2 *Pass3
?

*invitational-plus club raise

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001324
Double80723
Pass70528
3 60225
else000
Problem D

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 9 6 A Q 10 7 6 K 10 6 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass1
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001040
2 90923
Pass80835
2 001
2 001
else000
Problem E

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 10 9 10 4 2 K 3 2 A 10 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass3 Pass
?*

*4 NT key-card-ask by agreement

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1001123
3 NT80522
4 70435
3 6027
4 NT6027
6 6021
3 5011
5 1003
else001
Problem F

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 4 K 5 4 A Q 6 Q 10 7 6 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2  invitational-plus

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001017
2 901051
2 NT70320
1 NT6028
1 5023
else001
Problem G

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 10 J 10 7 2 A 10 9 8 5 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 1
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1002283
4 6022
2 NT5016
3 NT5012
Double5011
3 003
1 NT001
2 001
else001
Problem H

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

7 A Q 10 8 3 2 10 9 6 7 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPass1
2 DoublePass3 NT
PassPassPass

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
101001338
890719
109013
39011
29011
760322
75010
Q0013
A002
9001
2001
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.