The origin of this conventional method is unknown. As the designation stipulates this method or modification is based on the concept of the Michaels Cuebid convention It is based on the same principle of the Michaels Cuebid except that a jump cuebid of a Minor suit opening bid shows both Major suits and a jump cuebid of a Major suit promises the other Major suit and an unspecified Minor suit.

The Super Michaels jump cuebid is, according to the parameters of the concept, a game-forcing action. The partnership may not pass before game is reached.

West   North   East   South   Meaning
54
Q76
AK109
KQ84
 
AKJ87
AJ1092
7
AJ
     
Q1096
K53
Q854
92
   
1               Promises opening values.
    3   Pass       Super Michaels is triggered with a jump cuebid in the suit of the opponent, which also promises both Major suits.
            4   The advancer bids game in the longer, stronger Major suit.
                Note: The advancer can also bid game in No Trump when holding a minimum of 1.5 stoppers in the other two suits.

Note: As with the Michaels Cuebid conventional method Super Michaels promises a game-forcing holding. The identical parameters hold true if the opening bid by the opposing side is Diamonds.

Note: This concept is often times interchanged with the concept behind the Leaping Michaels conventional method. The only difference is that Leaping Michaels is not a game-forcing action.

This action of a jump shift cuebid holds also true for an opening Major suit bid by the opposing side.

West   North   East   South   Meaning
AKQ54
Q76
K1097
87
 
9
AJ1092
AJ
AKJ87
     
1096
K853
Q854
92
   
1               Promises opening values and generally a 5-card Spade suit.
    3   Pass       Super Michaels is triggered with a jump cuebid in the suit of the opponent, and promises at least a 5-card Heart suit and an unspecified 5-card Minor suit.
            4   The advancer bids game in the longer, stronger Major suit.
                Note: The advancer can also bid game in No Trump when holding a minimum of 1.5 stoppers in the other two suits.

Note: As with the Michaels Cuebid conventional method Super Michaels promises a game-forcing holding. The identical parameters hold true if the opening bid by the opposing side is Diamonds.

Continuances

Any and all continuances are a matter of partnership agreement. This is especially true if the opponent opens 1 Heart. A Super Michaels overcall can become confusing for the partnership without a solid partnership agreement. This is owing to the fact that a response by the advancer of 3 No Trump, normally the inquiry bid for the unspecified Minor suit, can also be interpreted as the final game contract.

 

 

If you wish to include this feature, or any other feature, of the game of bridge in your partnership agreement, then please make certain that the concept is understood by both partners. Be aware whether or not the feature is alertable or not and whether an announcement should or must be made. Check with the governing body and/or the bridge district and/or the bridge unit prior to the game to establish the guidelines applied. Please include the particular feature on your convention card in order that your opponents are also aware of this feature during the bidding process, since this information must be made known to them according to the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge. We do not always include the procedure regarding Alerts and/or Announcements, since these regulations are changed and revised during time by the governing body. It is our intention only to present the information as concisely and as accurately as possible.

 


     
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