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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

December 2021 Contest

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

Problem A

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A A K Q J Q 10 8 3 2 9 6 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
?

What is your plan?

(a) 1 , then, after (Pass) — 1 — (Pass) — ?
(a1) 1 NT (a2) 2 (a3) 2 (a4) 2 NT;
(b) 1 , then, after (Pass) — 1 — (Pass) — ?
(b1) 1 NT (b2) 2 (b3) 2 NT
(c) 1 NT.


Problem B

Rubber bridge
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

What call do you make?


Problem C

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 7 4 J 8 5 3 2 A Q 10 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————2
PassPassDoublePass
?*

*BWS: lebensohl applies; 3 NT = strong suggestion;
asks hearts, denies spade stopper

What call do you make?


Problem D

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

8 7 2 Q J 7 3 A K 10 3 J 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 2
?

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 6 5 A K 10 9 7 Q 8 7 6 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
?

What call do you make?


Problem F

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

7 6 A 4 2 K Q 7 4 J 6 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————2
Pass3 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?


Problem G

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 6 A Q 7 5 3 A K 9 8 K 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 1 PassPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem H

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 7 5 2 10 6 4 Q 10 7 4 J 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
Pass1 Pass1 NT
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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After the contest deadline, your solutions will be scored, and the top scorers will appear on the prestigious Honor Roll.

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