MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

March 2021 Contest

Deadline: February 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

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ 7 ♥ A 8 4 3 ♦ A 10 9 6 4 3 2 ♣ 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Double1
?*

*BWS: 2  = one-round force; 2  = forcing to suit agreement or game

What call do you make?

Problem B

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ 9 8 3 ♥ 7 6 2 ♦ 10 7 5 3 ♣ K Q 10
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 1
Pass1 3 Pass
?

What call do you make?

Problem C

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ A Q J 10 8 ♥ A 9 ♦ 10 5 ♣ 9 8 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?

Problem D

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ A 8 6 ♥ Q 10 3 ♦ K J 8 ♣ A Q 7 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——3 DoublePass
?*

*4 NT natural by agreement

What call do you make?

Problem E

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ Q 10 2 ♥ 10 9 8 3 2 ♦ Q ♣ 7 5 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 2
PassPassDoublePass
?

What call do you make?

Problem F

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ 3 ♥ K 5 ♦ A 9 7 5 3 ♣ J 10 7 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——Pass1 1
Double4 PassPass
?

What call do you make?

Problem G

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ A 10 7 5 2 ♥ K 5 ♦ A K Q 7 4 ♣ A
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————3 *3
?

*BWS style: not extreme in any direction for the given table position and vulnerability

What call do you make?

Problem H

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

 ♠ 9 8 7 ♥ 3 ♦ K Q J 6 ♣ K Q 10 9 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 *Pass1
2 3 Pass4
PassPassPass

*four-plus diamonds

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.

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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 March 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.