Discussing some hands of this event with my friend Ilai Baniri (ISR), we decided to consult some hands with friends. I for my side and he for his, combining experience with youth, and the results are as follows.
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Dealer West. N/S Vul
K 6 10 8 A K J Q 10 8 6 3 2
Erik Kokish (CAN) WIM 2
Assuming 2was NOT forcing to game there is no real choice here. 2, where we have something, is better than 2, where we do not.
Jacek Kalita (POL) WGM 3
3. 3NT over 3.
David Bakhshi (ENG) WIM: 3
Krzysztof Martens (MON) WGM: 3
Brian Senior (ENG) WM: 3
Ida Grönkvist (SWE) WIM 3
3. I don’t have sufficient information about the system to know what approach to have, but assuming 2being a natural 2/1 response I would bid 3.
Adam Stokka (Swe) 3
We really need more information about the methods here – is 2GF and what would opener’s other bids mean? Are 3or 3forcing now from me? If 2is GF I’ll bid 3 now.
3 Forcing. I dont like 3with so bad suit. 2NT could work but i prefer 3and if Pd now bid 3as values we probebly not belong in NT.
Since I do not wish to play NT from my hand, and certainly do not view my hand as single-suited with clubs, the sensible choice is 3.
While typically guaranteeing 4 cards, I think it hardly misrepresents my actual holding.
Even if system agreements cater for strictly value-showing 2bid, this bidding choice mainly destroys camouflage and conveys a somewhat different hand.
3 = 9 experts
3NT = 1 expert
3 = 1 expert
2 = 1 expert