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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the September 2022 Contest

Problem A

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K Q 9 7 4 K 8 2 Q 10 8 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass2 Pass
?*

*BWS: 3 = splinter

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001957
2 70317
3 70314
4 6036
3 2003
4 1001
5 001
else001
Problem B

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K 7 2 A 8 5 2 A Q J 9 7
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 PassPass
?*

*BWS: 2 NT = 18-19 HCP

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001839
Double60432
2 NT6049
Pass5018
3 40110
3 NT1000
2 001
else001
Problem C

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A J 7 9 10 8 5 4 A 8 7 5 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 1
?*

*BWS: 2  forcing to two diamonds

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001332
2 80712
Double60617
2 50236
3 2000
3 002
Pass001
else000
Problem D

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 10 4 A K 9 6 J 3 A K 10 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 2 2 *3
?

*BWS: forcing to three clubs
BWS: double = cooperative takeout

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001327
4 90817
5 80511
4 70228
3 50014
3 001
4 001
else001
Problem E

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A A K Q 10 5 9 7 3 K J 8 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————PassPass
1 3 DoublePass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1001413
4 NT8010
4 70512
5 70425
3 NT60212
4 50224
Pass50011
6 001
else002
Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J K 7 K Q 7 6 4 3 8 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 2
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001018
3 90965
2 8076
2 NT70210
3 5000
else001
Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q 9 8 7 Q J 10 9 3 2 2 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————PassPass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass1001320
3 8056
2 80215
1 70328
4 6024
1 50226
2 4011
else000
Problem H

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 7 6 4 8 3 K 5 A Q J 10 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 *Pass1
Pass1 Pass1
Pass2 Pass4
PassPassPass

*East-West use Bridge World Standard

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
41001019
610020
710012
Q8063
38010
870637
A70239
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 September 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.