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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the October 2020 Contest

Problem A

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 10 9 7 6 A 2 A 8 7 6 A 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
1 3 *DoublePass
?

*preemptive

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1001219
4 80524
Pass70515
3 60222
5 6027
3 NT50114
4 001
else000
Problem B

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 2 Q 6 5 A 7 6 5 K J 8 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1 *
Pass3 DoublePass
?

*11-15 HCP; two-plus diamonds
natural; preemptive

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 100723
4 NT90710
4 80424
4 70311
3 NT7039
5 60212
4 5012
Pass009
else000
Problem C

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 10 8 3 A J 7 Q 9 8 7 6 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 3 , 2 NT invitational; 2  forcing to 3 ;
2 game-force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001848
3 70539
2 6026
1 6024
2 NT1002
1 NT001
else000
Problem D

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J 3 2 K 6 4 9 8 K 8 6 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 3
PassPassDoublePass
?

What is your plan?

(a) Pass
(b) 3 ; then, after (Pass) - 4 - (Pass) - ?:
(b1) Pass (b2) 4 (b3) 4 NT (b4) 5
(c) 3 NT (d) 4

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
c100827
d80525
b180412
b470312
a6038
b26029
b36027
else000
Problem E

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 10 3 2 A 10 8 5 3 7 3 A 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
PassPassDoublePass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass1001633
2 80643
1 70520
1 NT2003
2 1000
2 NT001
else000
Problem F

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 9 7 A 6 3 2 6 4 2 A 8 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 1
Double3 *5 Pass
?

*mixed raise

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
6 1001464
5 80612
Pass70516
5 5012
6 NT5012
5 NT1002
6 001
else001
Problem G

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A Q 10 A 4 10 9 4 3 9 8 7 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Double2
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001441
Pass80818
3 60218
2 6027
2 NT50115
3 002
else000
Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

10 9 6 4 3 A K J 3 5 4 2 Q
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 4 Pass
PassDoublePass4
PassPassPass

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
410075
1010046
3100315
K90613
A90418
Q70341
9001
6001
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 October 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.