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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

January 2023 Contest

Deadline: November 30 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)

Problem A

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 10 A Q J 10 9 A 10 6 2 Q 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 2 PassPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem B

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 10 5 4 10 7 4 A K J 9 7 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
2 Pass3 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem C

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 10 9 A J 7 J 5 4 Q J 10 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——Pass1 1
?*

*BWS: double = at least four-four in the majors

What call do you make?


Problem D

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

7 6 4 2 A K 7 6 3 A Q J 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 1 Double3
PassPassDoublePass
?

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 10 4 2 6 K J 10 9 8 6 3 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
?

What call do you make?


Problem F

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

*By agreement, 4 NT = invitational.

What call do you make?


Problem G

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

What call do you make?


Problem H

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 4 3 10 6 K Q 10 2 K 10 5 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
Pass1 Pass1 NT*
Pass3 NT(All Pass)

*May be 4=4=2=3, 4=3=3=3, or 3=4=3=3.

What is your opening lead?

[BWS: queen-lead requests jack.]

MSC CONTEST

The Bridge World's MASTER SOLVERS CLUB is the world's longest-running and most popular bridge feature. New problems in bidding and play are presented each month. The contest is free to enter and is open to all bridge players.

In Master Solvers Club problems, North-South use
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After the contest deadline, your solutions will be scored, and the top scorers will appear on the prestigious Honor Roll.

Be sure to check the January issue of The Bridge World to read an in-depth panel discussion of these contest problems—see how the world's leading experts answered and learn how they came to their decisions.

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Scores for the December contest

Honor Roll for the December contest

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Honor Roll for the November contest

Honor Roll for the 2022 yearly contest

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