Playing a BBO team match, you know the state of the match at the end of every hand. With two boards to go, your team is leading by 16 imps. So, you know the opponents are going to try to create swings.
On the last-but-one hand, RHO preempts 3C and you hold:
What's your bid?
This would be a straight-forward 15-17 NT bid, but 3NT seems a bit rich. Opposite a typical 7 points, I don't see a way to 9 tricks unless partner has a long suit of his own.
Double has a narrow target -- only if partner bids 3H do I have a straight-forward response. If he bids anything else, we might end up too high.
What about simply passing? Partner rates to be short in clubs and my partner here was quite aggressive. Surely, he'd reopen? If he reopens with a double, I can bid hearts or pass for penalty. If he reopens in diamonds, I can bid 3NT. If he reopens in a major, I can cue-bid 4C. Pass seems the most flexible option.
Well, not today. Partner passed and we beat the contract 3 tricks, for a loss of 7 imps. The other table played in 3NT.
This was the complete hand: