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Mini-NT when?

Suppose a partnership has decided to play mini-NT (10-12) in first and second seats.  In fourth seat and vulnerable in third seat, they'll play 15-17.  That leaves 3rd seat non-vul: what range is best there? On the one hand, partner (dealer) can't have more than a 9-count, so 1NT is often (usually?) going down if it shows 10-12, and there's certainly no game on power.  Using 15-17 seems far better for constructive bidding.  On the other hand, 1NT on 10-12 is preemptive, and down in 50s will probably be fine.  If opponents get the double on, maybe there's a safer place to find, though of course sometimes doom will be inevitable.  A third range (12-14, 13-15, 17-19?) is possible, but there's merit in keeping things simple.  All things considered, what range would you recommend in 3rd seat not vul?

10-12
15-17
Some range other than the above two, accepting the extra complexity
10-12 at matchpoints, 15-17 at IMPs
10-12 at IMPs, 15-17 at matchpoints
Depends on the rest of the system or on other factors (please explain)
The whole idea is nuts

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