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In need of psychic advice

I basically never psych.  In fact, I'm old-fashioned enough sometimes to pass "poor" balanced 12 counts in 1st/2nd chair (you know, the sort of hand most modern players would routinely upgrade to a 14-16 1NT opener). 

But I've learned from reading BWs that modern players not only open "light", but consider some hands to be virtually "mandatory" psychs.

So when I, North, picked up T987-97653-8642-void, none vul in 1st chair at last Saturday's club duplicate (19 tables), I realized immediately that this was a golden opportunity to transcend my archaic bidding style.

Suspecting this was a "psych candidate" rather than merely a modern "light initial action", I had some doubt as to what the proper opening bid should be.  Perhaps 1S, so as to be prepared to "canape" into hearts in case of emergency?  Or maybe a daring "short" 1C? But being a neophyte psychist, I settled for a prosaic 1H.

My LHO (a strong player playing with his grown son) promptly overcalled 2N, unusual for the minors.  Partner doubled.  We play this double as showing "cards" while denying either primary heart support or a long spade suit, i.e. interest in defending.  RHO (the son) bid a mere 3C which was promptly passed around to my partner who doubled (penalties).  The son passed this to me.

What should I do now?  No doubt panic was clouding my judgment, but I thought I'd better remove this since I lacked the 2+ defensive tricks I knew my trusting partner was expecting.   I considered an "SOS" redouble, but feared the opponents might not sanction this call.   So in desperation I bid 3H.  This got by LHO and my partner (whew!), but RHO produced a red card.

Here is the complete deal:   

West
AK64
AQ108
5
KQ32
North
10987
97653
8642
East
QJ
42
AKQ3
J10864
South
532
KJ
J1097
A975
W
N
E
S
1
2NT
X
3
P
P
X
P
3
P
P
X
P
P
P
D
3X North
NS: 0 EW: 0

The defense was weak, allowing me to escape for down 5, -1100.  Better defense could have held me to two tricks.  But nevertheless, this was a stone cold zero.  The best score our direction was -420 (5CE making 6).  So the -170 we would have achieved had partner passed out 3C would have been a cold top!  The rest of the scores were a -460 and six -490s for NT games, nine -920s for 6CE and a -990 for 6NTW.

You will notice, of course, that had I passed 3CX, our resulting score of -770 (three doubled overtricks) would have given us a matchpoint score of 10 (18 top).  My RHO had already (somewhat inexplicably) passed 3CX, and my LHO surely would not have had a reason to redouble.

So, wise BWs readers, please help me.  Where did we go wrong?  Was my hand not suitable for an opening psych?  Did I open in the wrong strain?  Should my partner have passed out 3C?  Should I have passed 3CX?   

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