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2 NO TRUMP—5 PTS.
When an overcall in no trump cannot have its usual meaning, it should be recognized as "unusual," requesting partner to choose between the minor suits. A bid of two clubs may shut out a diamond fit. A pass is at least one point better than a takeout double.
A double of five clubs warns partner against competing at a higher level. Five points of the hand's strength is in the enemy's suit, where it may be of little use in a spade contract, since partner very likely holds a singleton. The pass is not recommended, for it says in effect, "Partner, I will be happy if you go on to five spades."
5 CLUBS—5 PTS.
Partner has shown interest in both clubs and hearts, leaving the opponents loaded in spades and diamonds. The situation begs for interrupting enemy communication. You may not make five clubs, but the cost, even if doubled, should be far less than letting the opponents win the contract. All other actions, except a pass, must be given some credit.