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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the January 2018 Contest

Problem A

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q 8 5 K 10 8 Q J 8 6 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————2
PassPass3 Pass
?*

*BWS: new-suit advance by lurker nonforcing

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 NT1001234
Pass801039
3 40119
4 3037
3 2001
else000
Problem B

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q 10 9 K 7 3 Q 10 3 J 7 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 1 Pass
?*

*BWS: simple new-suit advance nonforcing

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001944
1 NT60411
2 6028
1 50133
2 NT002
2 001
3 001
Pass001
else000
Problem C

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q A K J A K Q 5 3 J 7 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPass1
DoublePass1 Pass
2 Pass2 *Pass
?

*BWS: natural, negative, nonforcing

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 100739
3 90726
2 NT8059
Pass6046
3 NT6014
2 4015
3 3015
4 005
3 001
4 001
else000
Problem D

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 9 7 A J 3 2 A 8 6 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 NTPass
?*

*BWS: two of a major is forcing but does not promise a further bid

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 100829
2 90720
Pass70624
2 60515
2 NT20010
3 001
3 NT001
else000
Problem E

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A A 3 A 7 6 5 4 2 A Q 8 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——3 PassPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001431
3 NT70717
4 60538
5 4001
4 NT1009
Pass002
4 001
4 001
else000
Problem F

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 7 6 7 6 3 J 6 3 2 A K 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————PassPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass1001958
1 60627
1 40115
else000
Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 10 6 5 4 2 6 A K 3 Q J 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 2 2 Pass
?*

*BWS: 3  preemptive

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001952
4 70416
3 6018
3 6014
3 40113
Pass3006
else001
Problem H

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 5 K J 9 7 9 8 4 A 9 8
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 1 Pass1 *
Pass1 Pass1 NT
Pass3 NT(All Pass)

*forcing

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
A1001320
K7051
Q60315
960238
46012
750211
9006
8005
A002
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 January 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.