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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the May 2022 Contest

Problem A

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q J 7 6 A 10 Q 4 2 K J 10
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass2 Pass
2 *Pass3 Pass
3 Pass3 NTPass
?

*BWS: game-force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1002161
4 NT70316
5 NT6012
6 4014
6 NT2001
Pass1006
4 005
4 004
6 001
else000
Problem B

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J 9 7 A 10 8 10 7 A Q J 10
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001742
Pass80727
1 NT60225
1 1005
2 001
else000
Problem C

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K J 9 6 4 2 9 8 6 5 K 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 1
?*

*BWS: 2  forcing to three clubs

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001847
1 NT80425
Pass70419
2 1005
2 1000
1 002
2 NT002
2 001
else000
Problem D

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

7 5 2 Q 10 8 4 A J 8 Q J 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001547
3 901042
1 NT6018
2 NT001
3 001
3 001
else000
Problem E

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 8 2 J 9 5 2 K 9 3 J 7 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——2 Double3
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass1001419
3 901162
Double60116
3 NT1002
4 002
else000
Problem F

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 8 3 2 J 9 K A K 10 9 6 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass2 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2 NT invitational

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 NT1001316
3 90851
3 NT7032
Pass5023
3 2007
4 10021
3 1000
else000
Problem G

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K Q J 9 2 A K J 3 K A 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
2 Pass2 Pass
2 Pass2 NT*Pass
3 Pass3 NTPass
?

*BWS: denies double-negative

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
6 100519
6 NT9036
5 NT9022
4 9010
4 80528
4 NT80517
5 8036
4 60216
Pass004
else002
Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 7 3 Q 10 9 6 10 4 K Q 8 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass1
Pass1 Pass2 NT
Pass3 NT(All Pass)

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
61001517
K80316
Q7022
Q7011
1060216
260129
106019
36018
Q2000
7001
4001
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 May 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.