Swiss teams, you hold, NV against Vul the following hand:
LHO P RHO You
--- P 1♠ 2NT
3♣* 3♦ 3♠ P
4♠ P P 5♦
X All Pass
* 3♣ was alerted, and explained as showing a limit raise in support of spades.
A Spade is led, as both partner and dummy follow suit 3 times while LHO discards on the third round. After the hand, We were told that we had been given incorrect information and that 3♣ in fact showed Hearts and a good 11+ points. The director was called, and my contention was that the 2 main reasons that I bid 5♦ were that a) based on the explanation given, partner had to be short, and that b) LHO was limited, so partner was marked with some values. Had I been given the correct explanation, I would not have bid.
The table result was down 4 (-800). At the other table the result was 4♥ making for +620. 4♠ is inferior, but should also make with careful play.
Thanks in advance for all opinions, even if you abhor the original 2NT bid. I will give you the actual ruling a little later.
Plus... it's free!