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Cuebid Limit Raises

CueBid Limit Raises occur in a competitive auction when you support for your partner's suit. A cuebid of an opponent's suit shows a limit raise or better in the your partner's suit.  The bid is entirely artificial..  For example: if you partner opened the bidding 1H and your RHO overcalled 1S, a bid of 2S by you would show a Limit Raise or Better in support of Hearts.  You partner would bid 3H with a minimum hand and 4H if he had extra values.

Conversely, a bid of 3H would show a weak hand with 4-card support.




Hand #1










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North

East

South

West

 Pass 1D 1S Pass
  2D* DBL  2S Pass
 Pass Pass Pass -
North iniatially passes with a flat 11 count. East opens 1D. South overcalls 1S. West passes.


North has a good hand as advancer and cuebids the enemy's suit to show a Limit Raise for partner's spades. East doubles the Cuebid to show Real Diamonds and South then bids 2S limiting his hand.


Hand #2










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North

East

South

West

 ---- Pass 1S 2C
3C* Pass 4NT Pass
 5H Pass 6S Pass
Pass Pass -  -




South opens the bidding 1S. East overcalls 2C. North "cuebids" the opponent's suit to show a Limit Raise or better in Support of Spades.

This is very good news for South because he has a monster.  He initiates RKC Blackwood and North shows 2 Keycards - the King of Trumps and the Ace of Hearts. South then bids a Spade Slam.

* Note: a cuebid does not require an alert.

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