For the Record
In a Swiss, both players holding the problem hand overcalled 2♣. At the other table, 2♣ was passed out for +170.
At our table, the bidding went
1D 2C P P
X(?) 2D 2S P
P 3S P 3NT
4S 4NT P P
For the Record: Pard is a firm believer in the (misguided?) idea that 4♥ is a "transfer" to 4♠. He held: ♠QT7xx ♥x ♦AKJxx ♣Qx. There is a spectacularly bad trump split in 4♠X. East held:
♠AKJxxxx ♥x ♦Qxx ♣xx. Both 5♣ and 4NT can be ...