Excellent analysis and response. I would add that some play a convention called 'negative free bids' wherein you can show a modest hand with long suit and the 2H bid would be passable. With a truly strong (game forcing) hand, you must double first, then bid hearts. The downside, of course, is that you haven't made a natural call (your suit) at yourt first turn and preemption by the opponents may force you to decide if you first want to show your suit at a much higher level, or double for penalties. I only play this with one partner (playing Precision) and then only at her preference. In standard, a 2/1 bid in competiti
on is forcing for one round, but not necessarily to game, so you can divide the (biddable) hand qualities a bit more finely, i.e. into 3 buckets (minimal, 2/1NFG, 2/1FG)instead of 2, reducing the need for NFB.
Originally Posted by Numbers Nerd
Make a negative double, and then bid hearts if convenient (through 3H). That sequence shows fewer than 10 points, and long hearts, so is perfect.
While a slight stretch, 2H would barely be ok (followed by a rebid of 3H), given that your suit is so good and your queen is in your partner's suit.
If you pass and later back in with hearts, you show a worse hand than this.