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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

April 2023 Contest

Deadline: February 28 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)

Problem A

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 6 5 3 A K 9 8 7 3 K 10 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 1 2 NT*Pass
?

*BWS: natural; invitational; nonforcing
BWS: 3  nonforcing. 3  nonforcing by partnership agreement.

What call do you make?

Problem B

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 5 10 9 7 6 4 2 A K 9 8
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPass1
1 1 2 *2
?

*BWS: as if West had passed (2  would have
been a strong diamond raise)
four spades

What call do you make?

Problem C

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K J 4 A Q K J 3 2 J 6 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 PassPass1
?

What call do you make?

Problem D

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

2 A 9 8 5 2 A 6 4 3 2 A 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————Pass1
?*

*BWS: 2  = hearts and a minor; any biddable strength

What call do you make?

Problem E

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K Q 5 A J 3 J 10 9 7 6 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
1 Pass1 NTPass
?

What call do you make?

Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 10 7 4 2 3 A K Q J 6 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
?

What call do you make?

Problem G

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 9 A K Q 7 4 2 A 8 7 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
2 Pass2 *Pass
3 Pass3 Pass
?

*BWS: game-force

What call do you make?

Problem H

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 8 J 6 5 2 J 8 7 4 Q 9 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass1
Pass2 Pass4 NT
Pass5 *Pass5
Pass5 Pass7 NT
PassPassPass

*one key card for hearts
heart queen and spade king

What is your opening lead?

Solver Info
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MSC CONTEST
ENTRY FORM

INSTRUCTIONS

North-South use
Bridge World Standard 2017.

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