North opens 2C which is alerted and explained as showing 8-12 points and long clubs. This is passed by East and South. What do you do with the West hand?
At the table, I got flustered and thought I needed to balance in. To compound the error, I balanced back in spades. Although the 2C bid was unfamiliar, a 2D preempt in first seat vulnerable probably shows exactly the same range. With my diamonds and clubs swapped, I would have happily passed 2D. I should have done the same thing against the 2C opener.
As you can see, 2C goes down a trick or two. My inability to find a comparable familiar bid caused us to exchange a top for a bottom.