Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Show a Two-Suiter as Soon as Possible to Win in Bridge

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Show a Two-Suiter as Soon as Possible to Win in Bridge

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A few weeks ago, we looked at the Michaels Cue-Bid. It is the last of my conventions that should be in (almost) all pairs' repertoires.

When the opening bid is one of a minor, if the next player bids two of that suit, it shows at least 5-5 in the major suits. When the opening bid is one of a major, if the next player bids two of that suit, it promises at least 5-5 in the unbid major and either minor. It is a great convention when the employers win the auction, but when they end up on defense, they have given declarer an accurate map of the deal -- as in today's example.

West's two-spade cue-bid showed hearts and a minor. North doubled to indicate a good hand. Then, when South did not double three hearts for penalty, North took a shot at four spades.

How should South play after West leads the heart king? …

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