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Re: 2021 February - MSC
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2021, 03:11:17 PM »
SOLUTIONS FOR
BLUbayou

PROBLEM A: Pass                  pre-empt discipline demands
PROBLEM B: 3 Diamonds
PROBLEM C: 2 Spades          5th choice of 5?
PROBLEM D: Double            awkward for Michaels, reasonably 3-suited
PROBLEM E:] Pass               
]PROBLEM F:] Pass

PROBLEM G: Double             (pass wins 1 time in 20), 2h,2nt,X all about equal
PROBLEM H: Diamond 5        a ruff or 2 almost certain
« Last Edit: January 09, 2021, 05:50:55 PM by blubayou »
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Re: 2021 February - MSC
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2021, 07:58:32 PM »
Wladislaus Dragwlya
Tin Street No.1
Castrum Sex 545400
Romania

PROBLEM A: Double
PROBLEM B: Pass
PROBLEM C: 2 Hearts
PROBLEM D: 2 Spades
PROBLEM E: 3 Notrump
PROBLEM F: 1 Spade
PROBLEM G: 2 Hearts
PROBLEM H: Club Ace

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Re: 2021 February - MSC
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2021, 10:08:01 PM »

I need to think a bit more but here is what I am now thinking.


A:  5D. I still have no idea of what is going on. But it's my bid, and I bid 5D

B:  2NT. You may be right, I may be crazy.

C: 2NT. With my 11 count this actually seems normal.

D: 2S. This also seems normal enough

E: 3D.  It's forcing, as I think it should be.  Among other things, it's possible that the hand belongs in diamonds. Maybe not likely but possible.

F: 1S. This appears to be their hand, maybe we can compete in spades, if not a spade lead from pard seems right.

G: 2H. I need to think about this.

H: I have no idea. Probably the heart A.
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Re: 2021 February - MSC
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2021, 10:56:16 PM »
Jim's 3rd reminder worked  ;D

PROBLEM A: 5D
PROBLEM B: Pass
PROBLEM C: 3H inv
PROBLEM D: Double
PROBLEM E: 3NT, oh uh
PROBLEM F: 1D
PROBLEM G: 2H
PROBLEM H: cA

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Re: 2021 February - MSC
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2021, 12:06:30 AM »
SOLUTIONS FOR:
Jack Goody
England

PROBLEM A: 5 Diamonds
PROBLEM B: 3 Diamonds
PROBLEM C: 2 Hearts
PROBLEM D: 2 Spades
PROBLEM E: Pass
PROBLEM F: 1 Spade
PROBLEM G: Double
PROBLEM H: Club Ace

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Re: 2021 February - MSC
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2021, 03:09:05 AM »
SOLVER: Kenneth Berg
        320 Quail Dr
        Sykesville MD 21784
        U.S.A.

Your Solutions for the February 2021 Contest
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PROBLEM A: 5 Diamonds
PROBLEM B: 2 Notrump
PROBLEM C: 2 Notrump
PROBLEM D: 2 Spades
PROBLEM E: 3 Diamonds
PROBLEM F: 1 Spade
PROBLEM G: 2 Hearts
PROBLEM H: Club Ace
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Re: 2021 February - MSC
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2021, 03:42:27 AM »
I don’t know how it works but
 A) x
B) pass
C) 2h
D)2S
E)3nt
F)1sp
G)2heart
H) 5 dia

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Re: 2021 February - MSC
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2021, 06:54:12 AM »
PROBLEM A: Double
At first glance, it looks like partner with H support and weakish hand is messing up the opps. But wait a minute, why partner didn't bid 5H then, it preempted both 4S and 5C by opps. With white vs. red, that would be the best option. So my conclusion is partner who bid 4NT, didn't have H support, but a good hand with likely H small singleton. I hope my X tells partner I have one defensive trick and hope partner can make a smart choice.

PROBLEM B: 3 Diamonds
My motive of the 3D bid is partner probably has club shortness. I can imagine a Diamond game vs. 13 count partner.

PROBLEM C: 3 Hearts
Right points and shape for 3H bid.

PROBLEM D: 2 Spades
I don't like to double with a void and I don't like to see a 3S bid by West after I bid 2H. So Michaels, introduce my two suits now.

PROBLEM E: 4 Diamonds
The hand has 8 tricks itself, but where's the 9th trick for 3NT if you can't get to partner's hand. If partner doesn't have the HA nor the SK, there's almost no way to make 3NT, but there are still chances to make 5 level minor game (like a singleton Heart). If partner has either of those, both games would probably make. So I'm on the path to 5 level minor game. 4D here is key card asking for clubs. If I hear the best news, I'd go for 6C, otherwise, I will settle in 5C.
One thing conerned me is the Match Point scoring. Pass could be a good strategy for it.

PROBLEM F: 1 Spade
Just a 3rd seat opening, also a leading directing.

PROBLEM G: 2 Hearts
I don't like my H suit, but I don't see other better choice.

PROBLEM H: Heart Ace
Take a look at dummy first.

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Re: 2021 February - MSC
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2021, 09:58:10 AM »
SOLUTIONS FOR:
Richard Harvey
Netley Abbey
Southampton SO31 5EL
U.K.

PROBLEM A: Double
PROBLEM B: 3 Diamonds
PROBLEM C: 3 Hearts
PROBLEM D: 2 Spades
PROBLEM E: Pass
PROBLEM F: 1 Spade
PROBLEM G: Double
PROBLEM H: Diamond 5

A copy of these solutions will be e-mailed to you for your records.

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Re: 2021 February - MSC
« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2021, 11:04:07 PM »
Thank you all who kept reminding me. but I failed to enter them again. I jotted down some notes a couple days ago,but I can't see the problems anymore. I'm going to post my notes before the answers come out and see where that gets me.
A = X but I had a note that said, what does it mean in BWS. so I think I remember that I want to at least bid 5D. it has to be forcing pass if p asks for aces.
B = Pass
C = 2H but wondered if 2s was better
D = 2h
E = 3D if its forcing, don't remember the problem at all
F = 1S
G = 2H
H = don't remember the problem but wondered if I should take an ace off the top. one of them was maybe AQ and there other wasn't I think so I choose that one (A of H? or A of C maybe)

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Re: 2021 February - MSC
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2021, 06:44:43 PM »
before the answers come out and see where that gets me.

Where are our results?  ???
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Re: 2021 February - MSC
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2021, 03:42:51 AM »
Hey Jim, tell us about your BIG win!

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Re: 2021 February - MSC
« Reply #42 on: January 16, 2021, 02:07:27 PM »
February Results

First, my apologies for the lateness of providing the winners. 

JCreech won this month and made the BW Honor roll.  BabsG and newcomer to the MSC contest, Peuco, were 2nd and 3rd; both narrowly missed the honor roll.  Congratulations to all.

NAMEBW-SCORERANKMPs
JCreech     720   1   30
BabsG     700   2   15
Peuco     690   3   10
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Also participating: BluBayou, CCR3, Curls77, DickHy, DrAculea, KenBerg, MarilynLi, Masse24, Msphola, Thornbury, WackoJack, and one anonymous participant. 

Yleexotee submitted late - he was not given the participation point, but his responses will go into the recap and are appreciated.
A stairway to nowhere is better than no stairway at all.  -Kehlog Albran

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Re: 2021 February - MSC
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2021, 10:51:38 PM »
WTG winners!  :)
Welcome Peuco and yippie to Babs for assuring girl name at top !

Thanks Jim, and congrats!

PS: Jim, use same strategy on Joe as you do on me LOL
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Re: 2021 February - MSC
« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2021, 12:10:20 AM »
I did until he said he had a tickler to ensure getting it done on time.  You see the results of believing him; about the same as believing he has a full opening bid - lol.
A stairway to nowhere is better than no stairway at all.  -Kehlog Albran