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A simple overcall of two diamonds may seem strange with a 22-point hand. But a takeout double is not recommended because of the danger that partner may hold a long spade suit. The chances of missing a slam are remote, for partner would have to produce considerable trick-taking power to bring us up to 12 tricks.
If partner is bidding correctly, you must heed his warning that he has not much else but long diamonds. True, you have not yet shown a good rebiddable spade suit, but if partner doesn't like spades, you may be in very deep water. Resign yourself to a possible small loss by passing three diamonds. Incidentally, we would have preferred a rebid of two spades after partner's two-diamond bid.
4 HEARTS—5 PTS.
Do not make the mistake of bidding three no trump. Partner was in position to make that call himself and declined. Showing the heart support at this point—a delayed raise—will let partner know you have only three-card support and let him decide on the final contract.
3 HEARTS—5 PTS.
The slightly fancy bid of three hearts may induce partner to bid three no trump if he has clubs protected. If worst comes to worst and he raises hearts, you can always go back to diamonds. The diamond rebids are graded according to their vigor.