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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the April 2018 Contest

Problem A

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 6 4 2 A K 8 2 A 9 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 3 Pass
?*

*new-suit bid below game forcing by agreement

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001254
3 901026
5 7035
Pass6026
3 NT5017
4 NT001
else001
Problem B

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

3 A J 9 8 3 A K 9 4 J 8 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
Pass1 NT2 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass1001445
2 NT901240
3 6012
3 5011
3 NT20010
4 2000
3 001
else001
Problem C

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 2 6 5 K 8 7 5 J 7 6 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 Pass
1 NTPass2 Pass
?*

*BWS: Bart applies (2  temporarily shows five hearts; otherwise, follow-up is stronger than the same action taken directly)

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001223
3 901057
2 70511
Pass5018
else001
Problem D

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K Q 7 2 A 9 3 2 K 10 6 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
1 Pass2 *Pass
?

*BWS: nonforcing (3  would have been invitational)

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 100844
2 90713
Pass80713
2 NT70310
2 60316
3 NT003
3 001
else000
Problem E

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 4 3 2 7 A 9 5 3 K Q J 8
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 100710
3 90723
1 NT90529
2 80415
2 70312
3 6015
2 NT6014
Pass001
else001
Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K Q 9 A J 5 A Q 9 3 2 10
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass1
Double*RedoublePass§Pass
?

*BWS: takeout for spades and diamonds
three hearts
§BWS: undiscussed

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001148
1 NT8058
2 70414
2 70412
1 6028
3 5016
Pass4012
2 NT001
else001
Problem G

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 5 4 3 2 A 7 6 5 3 2 J
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass2 *Pass
2 Pass2 Pass
?

*BWS: game-force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001332
3 90843
2 NT70416
3 6037
3 1002
Pass1000
else000
Problem H

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 4 A Q 10 9 5 3 A Q 8 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1 *
1 2 Pass2 NT
Pass3 NT(All Pass)

*East-West use Bridge World Standard.

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
A1001644
A8064
370419
27011
Q50117
1030010
9003
K001
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 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.