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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?

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MSC CONTEST
ENTRY FORM

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North-South use
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