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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

September 2022 Contest

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

Problem A

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K Q 9 7 4 K 8 2 Q 10 8 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass2 Pass
?*

*BWS: 3 = splinter

What call do you make?


Problem B

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 7 2 A 8 5 2 A Q J 9 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 PassPass
?*

*BWS: 2 NT = 18-19 HCP

What call do you make?


Problem C

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 7 9 10 8 5 4 A 8 7 5 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 1
?*

*BWS: 2  forcing to two diamonds

What call do you make?


Problem D

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 10 4 A K 9 6 J 3 A K 10 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 2 2 *3
?

*BWS: forcing to three clubs
BWS: double = cooperative takeout

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A A K Q 10 5 9 7 3 K J 8 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————PassPass
1 3 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?


Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J K 7 K Q 7 6 4 3 8 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 2
?

What call do you make?


Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q 9 8 7 Q J 10 9 3 2 2 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————PassPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem H

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 7 6 4 8 3 K 5 A Q J 10 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 *Pass1
Pass1 Pass1
Pass2 Pass4
PassPassPass

*East-West use Bridge World Standard

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 September 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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