With such an unbalanced distribution of the suits, many of players ended feeling confused during the bidding and the card play. Luckily, India can help us figure out how to chart a path when we're stuck a wonky hand.
The unusual 2NT bid is a popular convention but not a bid we have a chance to bid often. It’s very descriptive as we tell partner 10 of the 13 cards in our hand in one go. This allows us to figure out where we want to play fairly quickly and get in the opposition’s way when it’s right to.
North opens the bidding 1♦ and East overcalls 1♠. Sitting South, we have a lovely 6-card heart suit but only 6 high card points. We want to do something but aren't strong enough to bid hearts. Luckily, we have the negative double which will ask partner to bid one of the unbid suits. North now bids 2♣ and when it comes back to us, we must decide what to do.
Take-out doubles are extremely useful and versatile but often forgotten. Most of the time we will like one of the options partner has given us, but what do we do…