So, it's now not a question of what to open, but what to overcall. What do you do?
I think I was caught a little flat-footed. My best bid now is to pass, but ... this is what happened:
2S doubled went down 3. I think I could have played 1NT doubled for down 1 or perhaps 2.
With all the discussion on various blogs about bids-out-of-tempo, I have started to get more attuned to partner's hesitations. The fact that this was a non-regular partner did not exactly help me on this deal from the same match. I held:
The auction to this point:
If partner had not bid out of tempo, I would have made a negative double here. The fact that South has not jumped seems to indicate that partner has a fair number of points. I have four hearts and clubs and a tolerance/fitting-honor for diamonds. But partner had hesitated, showing extra values, and I now felt bound to pass. 1S made, due to several defensive errors, for a half-dozen IMPs. What do you think? Could I have still made a negative double?