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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

July 2021 Contest

Deadline: May 31 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)

Problem A

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 8 K A 10 9 A 8 6 5 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————Pass1
2 2 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?


Problem B

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K J 9 6 A 10 4 3 J 10 9 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
Pass1 PassPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem C

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 5 Q J 8 2 Q 9 6 3 K J 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 Pass
1 NTPass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem D

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q J 3 9 J 6 4 K J 10 7 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————2 Double
?*

*BWS: new-suit bid forcing, lead-directional, presumably with a fit

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 7 6 5 3 Q 5 7 A J 9 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 3
?

What call do you make?


Problem F

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K J A K Q 5 3 J 8 4 2 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————Pass
1 2 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?


Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

8 3 K J 6 2 A K 10 8 6 5 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————3 4 *
?

*spades and a minor

What call do you make?


Problem H

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

6 5 10 7 2 Q 9 7 3 A K 10 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————3 Pass
5 DoublePass5
Pass6 DoublePass
?

What call do you make? If you pass, what do you lead?

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.

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