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Michaels Cuebid - A cuebid of opponents' 1 level opening bid, indicating a two-suited hand:

(1C) - 2C

Hearts and Spades

(1D) - 2D

Hearts and Spades

(1H) - 2H

Spades and an unspecified minor

(1S) - 2S

Hearts and an unspecified minor

(1X) - P - (P) - ?

When opening opponent bids 1H or 1S, most players include include Michaels cuebid in the balancing (passout) seat - partnership agreements vary when opener begins with 1C or 1D.

(1S) - 3S

Western Cuebid, asking partner to bid 3N with a stopper

(2S) - 3S

Western Cuebid, asking partner to bid 3N with a stopper

Variations to the Michaels Cuebid include: restricting its use to weak/strong hands (less than 12 points or more than 15 points), allowing 4 cards in the higher of the two suits, etc.  Michael's Cuebid was created by Charles Goren's playing partner, Michael Michaels.  The  Unusual Notrump performs a similar function to the Michaels Cuebid, albeit describing different suits. 

Also see Michaels Cuebid, Unusual Notrump, Cuebids, Leaping Michaels, Roman Jump Overcall, Tops and Bottoms Cuebid, Director Tech File

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