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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

October 2022 Contest

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

Problem A

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q J 9 7 3 K Q J 9 2 K 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 NTPass
2 Pass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem B

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 10 9 2 A 5 A Q 3 J 4 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——3 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?


Problem C

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q K 4 2 A Q 10 2 Q J 6 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPass3
?

What call do you make?


Problem D

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

9 8 7 6 4 7 6 5 A K Q J 10
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
?

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

What call do you make?


Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

5 3 A Q J 2 A K 4 3 7 6 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 2 2 *Pass
?

*BWS: forcing to 3 

What call do you make?


Problem G

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 9 5 4 3 Q A K Q Q 7 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————Pass
1 Pass1 NTPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem H

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 9 7 5 2 Q 10 7 J 7 A Q 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————2
Pass2 Pass2
Pass3 Pass4 NT*
Pass5 Pass6 NT
PassPassPass

*key-card-ask for diamonds
one key card

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.

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PREVIOUS RESULTS

Scores for the September contest

Honor Roll for the September contest

Scores for the August contest

Honor Roll for the August contest

Honor Roll for the 2021 yearly contest

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