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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the October 2021 Contest

Problem A

Matchpoints
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 10 8 6 5 2 6 2 Q J 10 4 A
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass2 Pass
?*

*BWS: 2 game-force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001347
2 80816
2 NT60320
3 60315
2 2002
3 1000
3 001
else000
Problem B

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

6 5 2 A 7 Q 9 8 5 4 K Q 9
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 NTPass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001112
2 NT80739
2 70510
2 60424
2 1007
3 005
3 001
else002
Problem C

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 9 3 10 3 A K K J 7 5 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——2 Double3
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double100834
6 9073
5 80641
4 70514
4 NT5010
4 008
else000
Problem D

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A A 10 3 A K Q 6 5 4 7 6 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 2 Double4
?*

*BWS: double = cooperative-takeout

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
6 1001031
Double80720
5 7054
5 60226
4 60216
4 NT5010
4 002
else001
Problem E

Matchpoints
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

*BWS: lebensohl applies

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001355
Pass901121
3 NT60111
2 NT50112
3 5010
else001
Problem F

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 3 A K J 6 4 A Q 6 5 4 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——PassPass3
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001137
4 70315
4 7032
5 NT7030
3 60225
4 50111
4 NT40410
else000
Problem G

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

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

*BWS: game-force

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001150
3 901033
2 7036
2 NT6024
3 5016
else001
Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

6 4 9 6 4 3 K Q 10 5 K Q 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass1 NT*
Pass2 Pass2
Pass2 NTPass3 NT
PassPassPass

*semiforcing

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
6100939
410020
310017
K80621
K80417
Q8035
Q8010
56013
62004
42000
9005
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.