- double shows an equal or better hand
- 2C shows both majors
- 2D shows a long major (partner bids 2H and I correct if needed)
- 2H shows hearts and a minor
- 2S shows spades and a minor
- 2NT shows both minors
So, what should I bid with this hand after East opens 1NT?
Easy! 2D, right? Except that this bid is so rare that I plumb forgot about it. We missed a cold heart game because this was the deal:
Either this is an indication that I should remember our systems better or that we should simplify them.
p.s. Of course, we still may not have found it. West might double 2D and East might bid 3D. At which point, 3H will still be merely competitive whereas 4H would be a shot in the dark.