In competitive auctions, it often pays to bid one more with wild hands. My partner Michael Whibley took one such successful decision on this hand (Board 3 of round 2):
As North he held
The bidding on the hand was
Normally when the opponents bid 5-over-5, a partnership's actions range between doubling the contract and passing it out. With partner having shown support for his eight card suit, Michael decided that this was time for a different solution.
He bid 6C which was spectacularly successful for the full hand was :