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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

September 2020 Contest

Deadline: August 10 at 9:00 a.m. (ET)

Problem A

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q J 10 8 7 Q J 2 K 3 J 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass2 Pass
2 *Pass3 Pass
?

*BWS: does not necessarily indicate six-card suit

What call do you make?


Problem B

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

4 K 5 J 10 9 5 4 K 9 5 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————Pass
Pass1 PassPass
?*

*BWS: 1 NT = natural; 10-11 HCP

What call do you make?


Problem C

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 9 2 K 4 6 K J 8 6 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——Pass1 3
?

What call do you make?


Problem D

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 8 6 2 K Q A K Q 6 K J 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
Double1 Pass2
?

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 3 J 6 5 4 K Q 9 3 2 6 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——3 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?


Problem F

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

3 A K J 10 9 6 2 A K Q 6 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPass1
?*

*BWS: 2 NT = hearts and clubs, any biddable strength

What call do you make?


Problem G

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 10 2 A Q 10 7 6 2 A 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 7 3 A Q 9 7 5 4 10 6 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————3
PassPassPass

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
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