Cue is a treatment used in a contested auction when one
partner asks the other partner to bid 3nt if he has a stopper in the suit
that the opponents have bid.
South opens the bidding 1D. Partner responds
1S. East overcalls 2H. South knows this partnership has game values and
bids 3H asking for a stopper in the suit bid by the opponents.
|South opens the bidding
1H. West overcalls 1S. North bids 2C here to show a good club suit and
decent values. |
South keeps the bidding open by bidding 3S which asks for a stopper in the opponents' suit. With spades securely stopped North is happy to bid 3nt.
|References: Bridgebum's Web Page Northern
Colorado Bridge Club's Site
Bridge Club Sue's
Questions to ask partner: Alternative use of the Cue Bid. Preference: Western Cue only used when our side has bid two suits.