Very strong hands can be difficult to bid when you get to open the bidding, but often become nearly impossible when you are the overcalling side. This hand occurred recently and we did not handle it well after West opened 1D. North’s double is a good start. The idea of using the cue bid of 2D as any strong hand died about 60 years ago and it is now, most commonly, used as a Michaels cue bid showing both majors. South’s response of 1H is correct. The major is preferred to clubs and, since a jump to 2H would show 8- 11, this shows 0- 7 hcp. North now has a difficult bid since 2S would show a single suited hand with 17- 20 hcp. Higher spade bids would also be single suited but with more playing strength rather than more high cards. To show a game force with more high cards, North would first rebid 2D. The actual choice of 1S is reasonable if it doesn’t get passed. Unfortunately, that is what happened here but West had a moment of insanity and rebid 2D giving North a second chance. Having decided to pass on the second round, West should stay silent forever. North’s choice of 3C sounds like a hand which is 5- 4 in the blacks with 17- 20 hcp and South seems to have an easy pass of 3C. A better choice would be 4C. South has shown no values so far and 4C takes the auction to the 4 level so North is showing a 2 suiter with 17- 20 hcp and sufficient playing strength to make 10 or 11 tricks in the preferred suit. Now South will bid 5C since they can see at least one spade ruff and maybe a heart trick. I can’t see any convincing auction to reach 6C. We didn’t do well on the hand but the other pairs struggled as well. One pair suppressed the clubs and played in 4S making 12. At another table, both suits were shown and they landed in the respectable 5C making 12. One pair, where I suspect North doubled and rebid 3S, played there and another pair clearly had a major misunderstanding as North played in 2D. At the end of the day, 3C making 13 was an undeserved middle board!