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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

April 2021 Contest

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

Contest deadline change: Beginning with the May MSC contest, the deadline for entering solutions will be at the end of the calendar month that is two months prior to the contest month. The deadline for the May MSC contest is March 31 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Problem A

Board-a-match
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 8 6 Q 7 4 K Q J 9 A 9 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 3 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?


Problem B

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 10 6 5 2 K 9 3 K Q J 10 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 1 2 *3
?

*BWS: general game-force

What call do you make?


Problem C

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 9 4 2 K 7 6 9 7 A 10 6 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——3 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?


Problem D

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 3 6 K J 10 8 2 J 10 9 7 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 1 Pass
?*

*BWS: simple new-suit advance nonforcing; jump new-suit advance invitational

What call do you make?

 

Problem E

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q A K 10 5 Q 6 2 A K 6 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——3 PassPass
DoublePass4 Double
?

What call do you make?


Problem F

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q J 8 7 2 5 K 10 9 4 K 10
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——Pass1 Pass
1 2 Pass3
DoublePass4 NTPass
?

(F1) Do you agree with the double [BWS: cooperative-takeout]? (yes|no)
(F2) What call do you make?


Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 7 6 4 3 Q A K Q Q 6 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 NTPass
?

What call do you make?


Problem H

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

7 5 A Q 10 4 K 10 6 Q 10 9 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————2 NT
Pass3 Pass3
Pass3 NT(All Pass)

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.

Be sure to check the April 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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Honor Roll for the February contest

Honor Roll for the 2020 yearly contest

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