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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the April 2019 Contest

Problem A

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 7 5 K Q 2 K 7 5 2 K 8 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 NTPass2 Pass
?*

*BWS: 3  and 4  are strong diamond raises

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1002163
2 NT6035
4 50121
3 NT5016
3 5013
2 1001
3 1000
else001
Problem B

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 3 Q 9 5 3 A K J 10 7 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPassPass
1 DoubleRedouble1
DoublePassPassPass

You lead the diamond king (using ace from ace-king): three - seven [suit-preference] - deuce. Dummy shows:

A 10 9 4 10 6 2 Q 8 4 3 A 3

What do you play?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3100927
510021
28057
48023
A70522
K60432
J5005
3001
else002
Problem C

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 7 3 A 9 8 9 8 A 6 5 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?*

*1 NT = 6-10 HCP; 2  = invitational-plus;
preemptive, but enough strength for three notrump opposite a balanced hand with 18-19 HCP

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
1 NT1001249
3 80840
2 7077
1 2004
1 1000
1 1000
else000
Problem D

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 9 2 A Q 9 5 3 9 7 2 6 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 2
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001458
3 80638
Pass7053
2 NT5021
else000
Problem E

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

7 5 4 2 A K J 9 Q 8 6 A J
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPass2
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001976
Pass7079
2 5012
2 NT40013
else000
Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 8 3 K Q 9 Q 10 6 4 Q 10 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 1
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double100940
2 9097
Pass80733
1 NT60219
2 001
else000
Problem G

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 5 4 2 A Q 7 4 3 2 A J 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 3 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 NT1001332
3 80733
Pass70613
4 50121
4 001
else000
Problem H

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

6 4 K 10 8 3 2 Q 10 6 J 8 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————Pass1
Pass1 Pass2 NT
Pass6 NT(All Pass)

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
6100764
410061
380411
28031
77028
87023
66018
J6010
Q5010
10001
else003
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 April 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.