Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Bridge

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Bridge

Article excerpt

Zig Ziglar, an author and motivational speaker who died in 2012, said, "It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference."

We have been looking at the Michaels Cue-Bid and the Unusual No- Trump. There is one important difference between them. If the dealer opens the bidding with one of a suit, and two passes follow, in the fourth position, the Michaels Cue-Bid still applies, but the Unusual No-Trump does not. A balancing two-no-trump overcall is natural, in principle showing a hand worth a normal two-no-trump opening with at least one stopper in the opener's suit. (You might also have only 18 or 19 points when you have a respectable six-card minor to compensate for the shortfall.)

You can see this bid in action in today's deal. When one spade comes around, South might double, but if North advances with two diamonds, South will have no good call. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.