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Registered charity number 1165095
Standard weak 2♥ by South.
West should probably bid 3♠ to show a strong hand with solid ♠ s.
East has a difficult decision. 3♠ support is good, the ♥ Q doubleton not great nor the 6 HCPs.
Take your pick
East opens 1♥ with an easy rebid of 2♥ .
Here with 5322 balanced hand and a stop in the unbind Major and 12 HCPs 2NT is probably better than 2♦.
East has most of points outside ♥ s so helps with NTs so pass is good, though it goes off 1 as does 3♥ s which is the alternative bid.
South is a strong 14 HCPs and with a 4 card major in 4432 shape, opening 1♥ and rebidding 1NT over 1♠ might be best option.
particularly here as west will bid 2♠ over 1♥ or 1NT.
Here with 1♥ , 2♠ north has to decide between 4♥ or 3♠ (which many will take as denying support but looking for a ♠ stop for 3NT, so you end up in 4♥ either way.
If West does not over call with 2♠ , north May splinter with 3♠ showing a void or Singleton in ♠ s and game values this would lead to 6♥ s which with normal (statistical play) which will go one off when one plays the normal finesses in ♦ s loses to the Q.
North opens 1♠
South has to decide between 2♦ and 2NT. I think 2♦ is probably better as no stop in ♥ s the other major which becomes an obvious lead in NTs.
partner shows shape with 3♣ and more values than a rebid of ♠ s.
south then has a bid of 4♠ with 3 card support and values in north’s second suit.