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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the July 2021 Contest

Problem A

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 8 K A 10 9 A 8 6 5 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————Pass1
2 2 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001759
3 70717
3 6011
4 5020
2 NT4001
3 1001
3 NT1001
3 0016
Pass003
else001
Problem B

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K J 9 6 A 10 4 3 J 10 9 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
Pass1 PassPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
1 1001536
Pass60527
Double50423
1 NT5033
2 50010
else001
Problem C

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 5 Q J 8 2 Q 9 6 3 K J 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 Pass
1 NTPass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001434
Pass70821
3 60426
2 NT50118
2 001
else000
Problem D

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q J 3 9 J 6 4 K J 10 7 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————2 Double
?*

*BWS: new-suit bid forcing, lead-directional, presumably with a fit

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001232
2 80644
3 70313
4 5020
4 4014
3 4011
Pass3022
5 1001
else003
Problem E

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 7 6 5 3 Q 5 7 A J 9 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 3
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001856
Double70730
4 4016
4 3011
Pass1006
5 001
else000
Problem F

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001132
3 NT80735
Pass70713
2 4015
3 3012
2 NT1007
2 002
3 001
4 001
4 001
else001
Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

8 3 K J 6 2 A K 10 8 6 5 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————3 4 *
?

*spades and a minor

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
5 1002160
5 50323
6 5024
6 4016
Double1002
Pass1001
4 003
4 NT001
else000
Problem H

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

6 5 10 7 2 Q 9 7 3 A K 10 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————3 Pass
5 DoublePass5
Pass6 DoublePass
?

What call do you make? If you pass, what do you lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass | 31001761
Pass | 77027
7 50513
Pass | 54020
Pass | 64016
Pass | A2007
Pass | K2003
6 NT001
Pass | 7001
Pass | 2001
Pass | 9001
else000
MSC CONTEST

These are the scores that were assigned to the problems, as well as the number of votes each solution received from our expert panel, and the approximate percentage of solvers' answers.

See the July issue of The Bridge World to read the panel's in-depth discussion of these contest problems—see how each expert answered and learn how they came to their decisions.