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Understanding Cue-Bids


West

2 D
North
1 D
Pass
East
1 S
2 S
South
Pass
AP
Board 1
None Vul
S 5
H Q J 3
D A Q J 9 4
C K 8 5 3
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 W
7 S
8 W
9 E
10 E
Lead
D 6
D Q
D 8
S 5
H 10
S 8
H 7
S 9
S Q
H 8
2nd
2
K
H 6
2
A
C 5
K
D 4
6
C 6
3rd
A
3
10
J
3
7!
J
A
C 4
4
4th
5
7
J
4
2
K
5
3
C 3
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
2 4
3 4
4 4
5 4
5 5
S 9 8 4
H A K 9 4
D 10 7 2
C A J 4
TableS A Q 10 7 2
H 8 5 2
D K 8 5
C 10 2
Bidding

Play
 
Resp to suit overcall
Cue-bid general force
Duck to retain entry
Establish side suit
S K J 6 3
H 10 7 6
D 6 3
C Q 9 7 6
2 S by East6 top tricksClaim the restmade 2 -110


West

Pass
AP
North

2 S
East
1 S
Pass
South
2 C
3 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 6 5 2
H K 4
D A Q J 7 2
C J 7 3
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 S
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 S
10 E
Lead
S 3
S J
C A
C K
C Q
C 10
C 9
C 4
H 2!
S 4
2nd
2
K
6
8
H 3
H 5
D 6
D 9
7
D 3
3rd
A
Q!
3
7
J
S 6
D 2
D 7
K
7
4th
9
5
2
5
D 5
H 6
H 10
S 8
A
D J
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
7 3
S Q 7 3
H J 9 7 5 3
D 10 9 6
C 8 6
TableS A J 10 8 4
H A 10 6
D K 8 5
C 5 2
Bidding

Play

Defense 
Cue-bid general force
Rebid by overcaller
Placing enemy cards
Squeeze throw-in
Unblocking play
S K 9
H Q 8 2
D 4 3
C A K Q 10 9 4
3 NT by South7 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 3 +600


West

3 S
4 NT
6 S
North

Pass
Pass
AP
East

4 H
5 H
South
3 H
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 3
H A 8
D 10 8 6 5
C K 9 6 5 3 2
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 W
Lead
H A
C 5
H 6
C 8
H 10
S A
S 9
S K
S 8!
2nd
Q
7
8
H 4
C 3
2
6
C 9
?
3rd
5
4
S 4
S 10
S 5
J
Q
C 10
4th
2
A
3
2
7
3
C 6
7
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S K Q J 10 8
H 10 6 2
D K Q 9 4
C A
TableS A 9 5 4
H Q
D A 7 2
C Q J 10 8 7
Bidding

Play 
Combat preempt
Cue-bid to show fit
Automatic squeeze
S 7 6 2
H K J 9 7 5 4 3
D J 3
C 4
6 S by West9 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 6 -1430


West
2 H
Pass
Pass
North
3 D
3 NT
4 NT
East
Pass
Pass
AP
South
3 H
4 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 2
H K Q 9
D A Q J 10 9 6
C 8 5
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 E
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 N
Lead
S 6
S 2
H 7
D Q
D J
D 6
S K
D 5
D 10
D 9
H 9!
2nd
8
A
2
3
8
H 3
H 5
C 6
C 4
H 6
C 7
3rd
3
9
10
2
4
K
C 5
A
C 3
S 10
C J
4th
J!
5
Q
7
H 4
C 2
4
S 7
H 8
H J
A
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S 5 3
H A J 10 8 5 4
D 7
C K 9 6 2
TableS A Q 7 6 4
H 7 6 3
D 8 3
C 10 7 4
Bidding

Play
 
Cue-bid general force
Cue-bid to show fit
Overtaking play
Squeeze throw-in
S K 10 9 8
H 2
D K 5 4 2
C A Q J 3
4 NT by North7 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 5 +660


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