When there is no ‘perfect’ bid – against Singapore

Match (round robin2 round3) vs Singapore

N E S W
1
?

West opened 1 – I was North with AQJ2 3 AQ74 AJ84
What should you bid???

Things to consider:
– If you double what will your next bid be if partner responds Hearts?
– Is 1NT a possibility?
– How can you best describe your hand?

At the other table my hand doubled – what should South respond with 9763 Q2 K8652 97 ?
East/West bid Hearts and eventually the auction stopped in 3.

However, I decided to overcall 1.
Ian Thomson, my partner, raised to 2. What should North bid now????

I chose 3NT and Ian wisely corrected to 4. Perhaps a better bid over Ian’s 2 bid, would have been 3?

The full deal was:

Bd 19
EW Vul
S Dealer
A Q J 2
3
A Q 7 4
A J 8 4
 
K 10 5
A 10 9 8
J 10 3
K Q 10 6 5
[ 3 ] 8 4
K J 7 6 5 4
T 9
T 3 2
  9 7 6 3
Q 2
K 8 6 5 2
9 7
 

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