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This bid in clubs is artificial. It does not show a club suit. It does show at least 8 high-card points and at least one four-card major suit. It requires the opener to rebid by showing a four-card major if he has one (spades first if he has both). Otherwise, the opener must rebid two diamonds. With 11 points in high cards facing an opening bid of one no trump, you want to be in game. You might bid three no trump, but partner may have bid one no trump with:
[Ace of Spades]
At no trump, the opponents might defeat you by winning the first five or six club tricks.
The artificial two club response solves the problem. Partner shows his four-card spade suit and you jump to four spades for an easy game.