In a quarter-final match in the Senior World Championships, you have to decide how best to handle an invitational hand opposite partner’s limited opening bid.
N-S vul, South deals. As North, you hold:
At this vulnerability, your opening 1NT range is 14-16.
Your possible choices are:
1NT: Non-forcing. Partner is expected to pass if he is 5-3-3-2.
2!C: Natural game force, normal 2/1 structure.
2NT: Spade raise, limit or better. May be done on 3-card support. Partner will bid 3!C with any minimum, after which if you bid 3…