MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

November 2024 Contest

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

Problem A

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ A K 5 ♥ K Q 10 9 ♦ K Q 8 4 3 ♣ A
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
2 PassPass
?

(a)
3 NT
(b) Double; then, after
(Pass) - 2 NT - (Pass) - ?
(b1) pass   (b2) 3   (b3) 3   (b4) 3 NT

Problem B

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ A 5 3 ♥ A J 7 4 3 ♦ Q 2 ♣ K 8 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 1 3 *
?

*preemptive

What call do you make?

Problem C

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ Q J 7 6 ♥ J 4 ♦ J 7 6 2 ♣ K 7 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
Pass1 2 Pass
Pass2 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?

Problem D

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ A Q 5 4 ♥ K 10 6 ♦ — ♣ A Q 10 7 6 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
4
?

What call do you make?

Problem E

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ A K Q 9 5 2 ♥ — ♦ J 10 7 5 ♣ A K 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass2 Pass
?*

*BWS: 3  = splinter

What call do you make?

Problem F

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ 10 7 6 5 3 ♥ A ♦ A 7 2 ♣ A K Q J
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 NTPass
2 Pass2 *Pass
?

*BWS: Bart applies

What call do you make?

Problem G

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ A Q J 9 4 2 ♥ A Q 10 ♦ J 10 9 5 ♣ —
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 2 2 3
?

What call do you make?

Problem H

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ J 10 ♥ K Q 9 8 3 ♦ 10 9 ♣ Q 10 7 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 NT
Pass2 Pass2
Pass3 NT(All Pass)

MSC CONTEST

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