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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

June 2021 Contest

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

Problem A

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 10 8 5 3 K 9 2 J 6 K 10 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
Pass1 2 2
?*

*BWS: double = takeout

What call do you make?


Problem B

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

7 Q J 9 5 4 A 9 5 3 J 6 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 1
Pass1 PassPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem C

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 6 8 A K 2 Q 10 8 6 5 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPassPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem D

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

7 6 Q J 10 9 6 3 2 A J 2 A
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 NTPass
?

Among these plans, which do you prefer?
(a) 2 then 4 [BWS: autosplinter];
(b) 4 then 4 NT [BWS: key-card-ask for hearts];
(c) 2 then 4 [BWS: slam-try].

 

Problem E

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 9 5 A K Q 2 A 9 8 2 J 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass2 Pass
2 Pass2 Pass
2 DoublePassPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 3 A J 10 6 4 2 A Q 6 3 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 2 *Pass3
?

*spades and a minor
pass-or-correct

What call do you make?


Problem G

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 9 4 J 4 2 K 10 5 K J 8 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
PassPassDouble2
Double2 PassPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

8 K Q 9 8 10 9 7 A K 10 9 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
Double2 *3 3
PassPassPass

*weak spade raise

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.

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