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MarilynLi

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Re: 2021 JUNE MSC
« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2021, 03:27:45 AM »
PROBLEM A: 2 Spades
PROBLEM B: 1 Notrump
PROBLEM C: Pass
PROBLEM D: (a)
PROBLEM E: 3 Clubs
PROBLEM F: Double
PROBLEM G: Pass
PROBLEM H: Club Ace

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Re: 2021 JUNE MSC
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2021, 06:26:49 AM »
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PROBLEM A: 2 Spades
PROBLEM B: Double
PROBLEM C: 1 Notrump
PROBLEM D: (c)
PROBLEM E: Redouble
PROBLEM F: Pass
PROBLEM G: 2 Spades
PROBLEM H: Club Ace

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Re: 2021 JUNE MSC
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2021, 03:59:22 PM »
PROBLEM A: 2 Spades
PROBLEM B: 2 Clubs
PROBLEM C: Pass
PROBLEM D: (b)
PROBLEM E: 3 Hearts
PROBLEM F: Pass
PROBLEM G: 2 Spades
PROBLEM H: Club Ace

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Re: 2021 JUNE MSC
« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2021, 04:02:17 PM »
A. 2S
B. x
C. P
D. C
E. 4C
F. 3H
G. X
H. 10D

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Re: 2021 JUNE MSC
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2021, 12:14:01 AM »








Who knows?


SOLVER: Kenneth Berg     

Your Solutions for the June 2021 Contest
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PROBLEM A: 2 Spades
PROBLEM B: Double
PROBLEM C: 3 Clubs
PROBLEM D: (c)
PROBLEM E: Redouble
PROBLEM F: 3 Diamonds
PROBLEM G: Pass
PROBLEM H: Diamond 10
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Re: 2021 JUNE MSC
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2021, 12:41:45 AM »
Your Solutions for the June 2021 Contest 
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PROBLEM A: 2 Spades
PROBLEM B: 2 Clubs
PROBLEM C: Pass
PROBLEM D: (c)
PROBLEM E: Redouble
PROBLEM F: Pass
PROBLEM G: Double
PROBLEM H: Club Ace

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Re: 2021 JUNE MSC
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2021, 03:54:55 PM »
A couple of thoughts before the results come out.

On C, call me stuppborn. I can't defend my 3C bid but I am doing it anyway.

On E, I decided on XX. I have some thoughts on that.
On the previous round, and that's the third round, I bid 2S. It seems to me that if I had four spades partner would have heard about it before the third round. So forget about me having four spades. So what is XX? "How about: I have this good hand, you, my partner, opened the bidding, so we should have something somewhere but I am not sure where, What are your thoughts, pard?" I am not really thinking of playing 2S XX. Partner could possibly decide to pass, but I am more thinking that with Qx in spades he might decide that, having failed to bid NT on the previous round, he has denied Ax or Kx and so this might be a good time to show Qx by bidding 2NT. At any rate, I think XX asks pard for any further thoughts he might have. Passing my XX would be a surprising further thought. I expect us to be playing in NT or hearts or clubs or, I suppose just possibly, diamonds. Partner could have a 1=3=4=5 shape and bid the way he has, since he might view his xxx in hearts as not being right for immediately raising 1H to 2H.

I am expecting an all time low score for this month.  But I'll live.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2021, 03:58:35 PM by kenberg »
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Re: 2021 JUNE MSC
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2021, 04:56:08 PM »
My thoughts on "E" are that I want to play there. I worry a redouble permits the opps to flee to their diamond fit.
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Re: 2021 JUNE MSC
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2021, 05:18:14 PM »
My thoughts on "E" are that I want to play there. I worry a redouble permits the opps to flee to their diamond fit.

Yes, we disagree on our choice but we appear to agree on what means what. If I think an 8 trick contract in spades has decent chances, I pass 2S X.  +470 should be a good score. So my XX is not a greedy try for whatever 2S Xx making is, it's asking for pard's further thoughts.

There seem to be quite a few who chose Pass, it might be right. It's certainly an adventure!

 I suppose maybe pard is 3=3=1=6 and they find their 8 card D fit at the 3 level. I confess that had not occurred to me. They are vul and I would certainly hit 3D but maybe they make it. This just had not crossed my mind.

I found these problems to be unusually frustrating, even by MSC standards.
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Re: 2021 JUNE MSC
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2021, 06:00:08 PM »
I find them all frustrating, Ken. Every month. That's what makes it fun!

One this month seemed obvious. Problem "A," which I thought was a really obvious 2 !S. But these MSC problems are supposed to be difficult with at least three possible answers. To me, this one looks like an almost unanimous choice. I could not figure out two other viable calls.

Which is quite . . . frustrating.  ;)
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Re: 2021 JUNE MSC
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2021, 07:14:44 PM »
Exactly.
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Re: 2021 JUNE MSC
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2021, 07:35:04 PM »
June Results

MarilynLi won this month with 760 and also made the Bridge World Honor Roll! 

Also making the honor roll were JCreech, second with 740 and VeeRee, third with 720.  Congratulations to all!

NAMEBW-SCORERANKMPs
MarilynLi     760   1   30
JCreech     740   2   25
VeeRee     720   3   20
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Also participating were BabsG, Blubayou, CCR3, DrAculea, Hoki, KenBerg, Masse24, Msphola, Peuco, Thornbury, WackoJack, Yleexotee.
A stairway to nowhere is better than no stairway at all.  -Kehlog Albran

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Re: 2021 JUNE MSC
« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2021, 07:43:57 PM »

Kleinman is director this month if they stick to their pattern.

In my opinion, he is the toughest of all the directors, giving little credence to choices he does not agree with.

Looks like Todd is right about the director.  Only one problem's third answer got a score of 70; all else were below that.  And on one, the second answer was 50. 

This time i only had three problems that scored 100, but I must have hit the director's choice on all the rest, because they all scored 90 (except the lead, which was 80).  I have never done so well missing on so many,
A stairway to nowhere is better than no stairway at all.  -Kehlog Albran

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Re: 2021 JUNE MSC
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2021, 04:19:44 AM »
Well done winners!!!!

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Re: 2021 JUNE MSC
« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2021, 07:23:31 PM »
Boy do I object to the scoring on B!

1nt after the ops bid 1s, and I have a singleton spade?? Sounds like a recipe for ending in 2nt after the ops compete, with no spade stoppers at all.

2c I can stomach because I have made that bid before, but its rarely good. yes, most of the time its a 3-4 fit in clubs, but more than once I have landed in a 3-3 fit making that 2c bid.