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Michaels Cue-Bid II


West

3 H
4 D
North
2 S
Pass
AP
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
AP
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
AP
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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