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Michaels Cue-Bid


West

3 H!
North
1 D
Pass
East
2 D
4 H
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S A 9 7 6
H 3
D K Q J 10 4
C Q 3 2
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 E
4 N
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 E
12 E
Lead
D K
D 10
S 2
D J
H A
S 3
H J
S J
S 10
C K
S 4
C 6!
2nd
3
H 5
8
H 6
4
5
S 7
C 4
C 9
10
C J
H 9
3rd
6
2
K
A
2
Q
K
C 5
C 7
8
C A!
H 10
4th
5
7
A
8
3
6
8
9
D 4
2
C 3
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
10 2
S K Q
H J 10 2
D 9 8 7 5
C A 8 7 5
TableS J 10 4 3 2
H A K 7 6 5
D 3
C K 6
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Michaels cue-bid
Resp to suit overcall
Elopement play
Force dummy to ruff
S 8 5
H Q 9 8 4
D A 6 2
C J 10 9 4
4 H by West6 top tricksLose the last trickmade 4 -420


West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 NT
East
1 S
Pass
South
2 S!
3 D
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A J 6 5 4
H 2
D K 8 6
C 10 7 5 4
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
Lead
S 10
H 2
H 5
S 4
H 8
S 5
H 9
2nd
A
6
4
8
7
9
10
3rd
7
A
D 6
D 9
D K!
D A!
D 8
4th
3
3
K
2
C 2
C 6
C J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
S 10 2
H Q 10 7 4 3
D Q 5
C K 9 8 6
TableS K Q 9 8 7
H K 6
D 4 3 2
C A J 2
Bidding
 
 
Play
 
Michaels cue-bid
Resp to suit overcall
2 NT asks for minor
Crossruff
Avert overruff
S 3
H A J 9 8 5
D A J 10 9 7
C Q 3
3 D by South6 top tricksWin 2 trump tricksmade 3 +110


West

2 C
North

Pass
East

4 H!
South
1 C
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 7 6
H 8 6 5
D J 10 9 6 4
C Q 5 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 S
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
Lead
H 2
S 2
S 3
H 3
D 7!
D 2
S 4
D 5
H A
S 5
2nd
4
J
6
9
4
8
C 2
K
6
D 10
3rd
8
K
Q
5
A
H 10
H J
H Q
C 3
C 7
4th
K
7
A
7
3
6
9
9
C 8
10
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
8 2
S K 8 5 4 3
H A Q 10 9 4
D 7
C 6 4
TableS Q 2
H K J 7
D A Q 5 2
C K 10 7 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Michaels cue-bid
Resp to suit overcall
Placing enemy cards
Elimination technique
Leading trumps
S A J 10 9
H 3 2
D K 8 3
C A J 9 8
4 H by East6 top tricksS endplayed, lose 1made 4 -620


West
1 H
Pass
Pass
North
Pass
2 S
4 S
East
1 NT
Pass
All Pass
South
2 H
3 S!
Board 4
Both Vul
S K Q 2
H Q 10 8 7 5 2
D 3
C 10 7 5
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 S
Lead
H K
D A
D 2
H 5
D 4
S K!
S J
D 9
2nd
S 3
7
10
4
K
4
10
H 9
3rd
3
3
S 2
S 5
S Q
A!
H 7
H 8
4th
2
6
J
6
Q
6
8
S 9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
S 10 6
H A J 9 6 3
D K 10 7
C A J 3
TableS 9 8 4
H K 4
D Q J 6
C Q 9 8 6 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Michaels cue-bid
Rebid by overcaller
Set up dummy’s suit
Trump management
S A J 7 5 3
H
D A 9 8 5 4 2
C K 4
4 S by North6 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 4 +620


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Practice 5Q05 by Richard Pavlicek

Michaels Cue-Bid II


West

3 H
4 D
North
2 S
Pass
All Pass
East
3 D
4 C
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S A K J 10 5 4
H Q 10 2
D 3 2
C 4 3
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 W
5 W
6 N
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 W
12 E
Lead
S Q
S A
H 3
C A
H 5
S J
C K
C 7
H 8
C Q
H 9
C 10
2nd
3
D 8
6?
3
10
D K!
8
9
Q
J
D 2
3rd
K
7
K!
5
4
C 6
S 9
D 6
D J
D 7!
D A!
4th
2
6
2
2
7
8
4
S 4
A
S 5
D 4
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S 9 8 6 3
H K J 9 8 5
D 10 7 6
C A
TableS 2
H 4 3
D A K J 9 8
C K Q 10 7 5
Bidding
 
 
 
Play
 
Combat weak two-bid
Resp to suit overcall
If East bid 2 NT it would
be natural (not unusual)
Placing enemy cards
Crossruff
S Q 7
H A 7 6
D Q 5 4
C J 9 8 6 2
4 D by East7 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 4 -130


West

Pass
Pass
North

3 C
East
1 D
Pass
South
2 D
Pass!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 4 2
H J
D Q 10 8 7
C K Q J 10 8 6
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 W
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 S
Lead
D K
C 2!
C 5!
C Q
C J!
S 2
S A
S 5
H J
S 6
2nd
6
3
K
H 2
H 3
8
9
D 3
Q
H 10
3rd
2
A
4
H 4
H 5
Q
4
C 8
A
D 8!
4th
7
6
7
9
H 8
3
10
J
6
K
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
S 9 3
H K 10 8 6
D 5 4 3 2
C A 9 5
TableS K J 10 8
H Q 3 2
D A K J 9
C 4 2
Bidding
 
 
 
Play
Defense
Michaels cue-bid
Rebid by overcaller
3 C shows long suit with
no major-suit support
Throw-in play
Shift to trumps
S A Q 7 6 5
H A 9 7 5 4
D 6
C 7 3
3 C by North7 top tricksE endplayed, lose 1made 3 +110


West

2 H
3 C
4 S
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
East

2 NT!
4 C
5 C
South
1 H
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 4 2
H K 5
D Q 10 5 3
C 6 5 4 3
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 W
4 E
5 S
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
Lead
H K
H Q
D 2
S 8
C 2!
S K
S 5
C Q
C 9
C 8
2nd
2
C 7
5
A
K!
4
J
H 9
5
3rd
A
5
A
3
3
H 6
C J
A
H 7
4th
4
3
7
2
10
9
Q
4
D 6
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S K 10 7 6 5 3
H 4
D 2
C A K 9 8 7
TableS 8
H 8 7 6 3 2
D A K 8 4
C Q J 10
Bidding
 
 
Play
Defense
Michaels cue-bid
Resp to suit overcall
2 NT asks for minor
Establish side suit
Shift to trumps
S A Q 9
H A Q J 10 9
D J 9 7 6
C 2
5 C by West7 top tricksClaim the restmade 5 -600


West
1 H
Pass
Dbl
North
2 NT
5 C
All Pass
East
4 H
Dbl
South
Pass
5 D
Board 4
Both Vul
S 2
H 3
D A Q 10 9 7
C A K J 9 8 7
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 N
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 N
Lead
C 2
D A
C 7!
H 10
S K
S 9
C 8
D 8
D Q
C K
2nd
A
3
10
7
3
4
Q
6
H 5
3rd
5
2
4
2
7
10
D K!
10
S 5
4th
3
5
H Q
3
2
D 9
H 4
4
J
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
S A Q 10 7
H A Q J 4 2
D J 6 5
C 2
TableS K 9
H K 10 9 6 5
D 4 3
C Q 10 6 5
Bidding
 
 
Play
 
Unusual notrump bid
Sacrifice bid
Down 1 is a good save
Read enemy lead
Avert overruff
S J 8 6 5 4 3
H 8 7
D K 8 2
C 4 3
5 D× by South7 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -200


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