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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the January 2021 Contest

Problem A

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 10 9 2 A K 10 9 2 K 5 7 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————4
PassPass4 NT*Pass
?

*BWS: two-suiter

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass100837
5 90727
5 80412
5 NT7065
5 40113
5 4013
6 002
6 001
else000
Problem B

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q 10 6 5 K 10 9 7 3 2 8 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————PassPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass1001018
1 80741
1 70425
2 70310
3 6013
2 6011
4 5012
else000
Problem C

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

8 3 A K J 10 6 2 A 9 2 J 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————Pass
1 1 1 NTPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 NT10072
2 901278
2 NT8058
3 6038
Pass003
4 001
else000
Problem D

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 5 4 3 K Q J 5 4 A 4 A 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass2 *3
PassPassDoublePass
?

*BWS: game-force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass1001020
3 NT90823
3 7055
3 60249
4 5011
4 5011
else001
Problem E

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K Q J 6 2 A K J 10 6 K 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass5
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
6 1001523
5 80743
6 50223
5 NT5026
Double5014
else001
Problem F

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 9 8 6 4 2 Q 4 2 J 6 2 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001147
1 90937
1 NT7065
Pass4019
2 002
3 001
else000
Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
North (dummy) holds:

J J 3 J 7 6 2 Q 10 9 8 4 3

West (you)
Q 9 4 2
Q 10 2
10 9 5
A K 5

SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
2 NTPass3 NT(All Pass)

Club king, three, deuce (BWS: low encouraging), six.

What do you lead to trick two?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Q1001543
27048
47010
1060411
56027
1050124
95001
2003
Q001
5001
A001
else000
Problem H

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 8 Q J 10 9 6 5 3 A 10 5 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass1 NT
Pass2 NTPass3 NT
PassPassPass

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
21001223
68074
58010
37001
1060467
Q5033
9001
5001
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 January 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.