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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the July 2018 Contest

Problem A

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 9 8 J 10 2 K 6 5 Q 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass2 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2 NT or 3  invitational; 2  one-round force, then three-level bid game-force; 3  game-force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 NT1001244
2 8038
3 7016
3 NT60415
3 50627
Pass001
else000
Problem B

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

*By agreement: single raise weak; double raise invitational, perhaps shaded

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001256
3 70513
4 6055
2 50418
5 1002
1 005
else001
Problem C

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 9 6 5 2 7 4 2 A J 6 7 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
Pass1 1 1
?*

*BWS: double = spades with diamond tolerance

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001431
Double70749
1 50312
2 4010
Pass3018
3 001
else000
Problem D

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 10 2 4 K 9 8 6 4 7 5 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
Pass1 Double1
?*

*BWS: 2  (one-round force) and 2  (forcing to agreement or game) both artificial; double penalty

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001032
2 90811
2 70533
2 50210
1 40111
3 2000
4 002
Double001
3 001
else000
Problem E

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 3 A 6 3 J 9 6 5 Q J 8 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
1 NTPass2 *Pass
2 NTPass3 Pass
?

*BWS: artificial game-force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001729
3 60410
3 50338
4 4013
3 NT30120
else000
Problem F

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 7 J 9 8 2 9 7 4 Q 7 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——2 DoublePass
2 NT*Pass3 Pass
?

*BWS: lebensohl

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 NT1001230
4 80848
Pass60622
4 001
else000
Problem G

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 3 Q 10 6 J 9 2 A 10 8 6 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 2
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001122
2 NT80829
3 70444
3 6031
3 4003
3 NT4001
Pass001
else000
Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 10 A Q 10 9 7 4 2 8 10 9 8
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
3 PassPass3 NT
PassPassPass

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
J1002063
1070011
106049
Q50213
A3001
81000
9001
9001
else001
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 July 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.