Cuebid Overcall (Michael’s) – Disrupting a Suit Bid


  • your opponent to your right opens 1 of a suit.  
  • Your partner has not bid

Bid:   you overcall (bid) 2 of that same suit

Communication to Partner:  

  • 2+ good suits (5-5 or better recommended) 
    • Minor cue-bid is 5-5 in both majors, and 8+ points
    • Major cue-bid is 5 cards in other major and a 5-card minor and 10+ points


  • Good for weak hands (6 – 11 points) and for strong (16+) hands.  
  • Come to an agreement with your partner before using.


Optional Partner Response:

  • 2NT – asks for for the minor suit