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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

November 2021 Contest

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

Problem A

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J 8 6 Q 10 A Q 2 8 6 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 2 Double*Pass
?

*BWS: three spades

What call do you make?


Problem B

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 3 K Q 4 A 9 6 2 10 6 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 NTPass3 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem C

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 7 J 8 7 2 A 7 6 4 J 8 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass1 Pass
1 NTPass3 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem D

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

5 4 A K Q J 7 5 Q J 9 6 A
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A A Q 9 8 3 A 10 6 2 J 10 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
2 Pass3 Pass
?

What call do you make?


Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

3 2 A J 2 6 4 3 K J 10 6 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 1 1
?*

*BWS: double = clubs with heart tolerance

What call do you make?


Problem G

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 10 9 8 3 A K 7 4 2 6 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass3 *
?

*preemptive

What call do you make?


Problem H

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 6 5 4 2 6 A Q 8 2 7 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
1 2 2 4
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
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 November 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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Scores for the September contest

Honor Roll for the September contest

Honor Roll for the 2020 yearly contest

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