The Milton Work point count method is known by all players and provides a good initial valuation of a hand. However, it is best for balanced and semibalanced hands and tends to underestimate the value of a shapely hand. The hand shown here is such a hand. EW have only 16 hcp and a few shortage points ( but they have no diamond ruff) and only fail to make four of a major because the QH is offside. NS with 24 points might make 6C or 6D if the diamonds can be picked up without loss but the actual layout holds them to 10 tricks if the defence is on the ball. East probably passes since it is normal to reject a weak two bid with a 4 card major on the side. South is too weak to open 1NT and so opens one of a minor. The traditional method is to open 1C with 3- 3 and 1D with 4- 4 in the minors so 1D might be the majority call. However, many are playing 1C as 2 or more cards and 1D as 5 or more ( unless 4441 precisely) and they will open 1C as shown. North decided to show his hand by bidding diamonds and then clubs. For me, 3C would be invitational but not forcing and I think this hand will play well enough to justify a force. What bid to choose is a problem. A bid of 2H would be interpreted as a stopper since, with minor suit fits, bids below 3NT are attempts to get into 3NT. Bids of 4C and 4D should be forcing and may be just setting the suit or even be RKC for that minor. There is no point in them being non- forcing because it is wrong if there are 9 or 11 tricks or if 3NT makes and you are betting that there are precisely 10 tricks in diamonds. Whatever happens, you should reach 5C or 5D. Should EW get into this auction? West might bid 1S over 1D and East might bid to show both majors after 1D? and then they will find their spade fit. No matter what the auction, West will lead an unbid suit and they will play spades either at trick 1 or 2. If East is on lead, they should lead a spades and keep the AH for a possible entry to cash the spade winner before it goes on the long minor.