I was West and passed. After North opened 1D, partner (East) overcalled 1S. South doubled, showing hearts. What's your bid?
Here are some options:
- 2S -- support with support. A simple raise showing 3 spades and 4-10 points in competition.
- 2D -- cue-bid showing 3 spades and 9-11 points.
- 1NT -- showing 8-10 points, diamond and heart stoppers. Tends to be 2 spades
I fell from grace. Reasoning that my diamonds were likely to be worthless in a suit contract (they'd be ruffed by South), I decided to bid 1NT. This was disastrous because North bid 2H over the 1NT, partner bid 3C reasoning that I must have minors and we ended up in 3S doubled and down 2.
For a nationwide bottom.