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Pairs tactics: IMPs v Matchpoints v 'the room'

Consider this hand:

South
Q93
A98742
AK2
8
W
N
E
S
1
1
X
P
1NT
?

 

When I published this as a Bidding problem (IMPs)

https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-tbnnfnwtfu/

the vote was 67% in favour of pass, 33% in favour of bidding 2.

My partner chose to pass; we were the only ones to defend a 1NT contract and this cost us 6 imps. This might not seem significant but we lost the match 11-9 and only 34 IMPs were exchanged over 18 boards; 6 IMPs was the biggest swing of all.

One thing to take in to consideration is that half of the room were playing strong NT and half weak;  over a 12-14 1NT opening South will bid the heart suit via whatever method is in use. However, West's double makes a 2 rebid a very risky thing to do on the auction above with such a poor suit (but one pair bit the bullet); perhaps a risk you would be more willing to take at matchpoints?

 The full hand was:

West
KJ84
1053
1086
A104
North
A1076
J
Q754
9753
East
52
KQ6
J93
KQJ62
South
Q93
A98742
AK2
8
D

 

5 pairs played in 2, 2 e/w pairs played in 3 and one in 1NT.

There was a precision auction of 1-1-X-p-2-2 all pass

and against an unusual system 1-1-1-p-1NT-2.

  

Do I just shrug and forget about it or should we be more aggressive in this situation?

Should North have said something?

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