The Michaels cuebid — brainchild of the late Mike Michaels — allows a player to describe a two-suited hand in one bid in competitive auctions. It is typically reserved for hands with a 5–5 (or longer) pattern.
When a player bids a suit which has originally been called by the opponents, that player has made a cuebid. A Michaels cuebid is almost always used in the direct position, i.e. , immediately after an opponent has made her bid. For example if
your right-hand opponent opened:
1 and you bid 2, your 2 call would be a cuebid. Further, if you and your partner agree to play Michaels cuebids, your 2 call would have a specific meaning: Major two-suiters…Let’s say you hold a hand with…[button link=»http://web2.acbl.org/documentLibrary/play/Commonly_Used_Conventions/michaelscuebid.pdf» size=»small» window=»yes»]Click here[/button] to continue reading