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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

March 2022 Contest

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

Problem A

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

7 6 5 A 9 4 10 3 A Q 9 8 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————2 *
Pass3 DoublePass
?

*8-13 HCP; five-plus diamonds; may have four-
card major
not invitational

What call do you make?


Problem B

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J 3 A 8 7 2 J 7 4 3 Q 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————3
PassPassDoublePass
?

What call do you make?


Problem C

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 9 6 4 3 7 A K J 10 6 5 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 1 Double*1
?

*BWS: at least four-four in the majors

What call do you make?


Problem D

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 9 3 J 6 2 Q 5 K J 6 5 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————Pass
Pass1 Pass1 NT
PassPassDouble2
?*

*BWS: double = penalty

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 7 5 3 J 9 4 10 6 3 Q 9 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass3 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem F

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 9 4 K Q 10 6 4 K Q 9 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 1 Double2
?*

*BWS: double = cooperative-takeout

What call do you make?


Problem G

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 10 8 4 K J 4 A Q 4 J 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 NTPass
2 NTPass3 *Pass
?

*BWS: hearts

What call do you make?


Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

9 6 3 2 10 9 8 5 A Q 8 7 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
Pass1 NTPass2
Pass3 Pass4
Pass4 (All Pass)

What is your opening 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
Bridge World Standard.

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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 March 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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