Cue bidding is an effective way to check for controls when deciding whether to bid slam or not
Cue bidding shows which controls the partnership holds, not simply how many (Blackwood)
Cue bidding occurs when a fit has been clearly agreed and you’re in at least a game force
First round controls are aces and/or voids
Second round controls are kings and/or singletons
It’s more effective to show first and second round controls together (easier)
Cue bidding starts with the lowest-ranked control, and continues upwards
Any step missed means no control of that suit
Don’t cue bid controls in trumps; bidding the trump suit is the way to stop the cue-bidding process
Use Blackwood to find out about controls in the trump suit
Cue bidding and Blackwood work very well together
Here’s a video from an earlier lesson if you would like to do more revision on Cue Bidding to Slam.
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