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What do you open w/ a 5-5 - hand?

Suppose you are dealer and hold a hand w/ opening values (but not strong enough for a strong 2 opening) that is 5-5 in ’s and ’s and in which the suits are of roughly equal quality.

Example:

KQT63 J2 K AKT86

In this case, with an ace, three kings (albeit one is a singleton), and a distributional hand, you undoubtedly wouldn’t decline to open the bidding, right?  But you also aren’t strong enough for a 2 opener, right?

So what do you bid and why?

Does what you choose to bid when 5-5 in ’s and ’s and holding an opening hand depend in part on the quality of each suit?  Or no?

I‘m curious to hear answers to this, as well as to see the votes.

UPDATE: While my vote is to show the 5-card major, here is an argument for a club opening:

 https://www.bridgewebs.com/porthcawl/OPENING%20WITH%20FIVE%20CLUBS%20AND%20FIVE%20SPADES.htm

Also, Larry Cohen says his preference in the 5-5 black suits case is only weakly in favor of 1.

(Look under “Other Issues“ heading, as most of this post is about 6-5 holdings.)

https://www.larryco.com/bridge-articles/6-5-come-alive

And as I mention in one of my comments, Harry Lampert’s book A Fun Way to Serious Bridge, which is geared towards new players, says to bid 1 instead of 1 when 5-5 in the two suits.

So in any case, just saying it may not be as clear-cut as it seems, but looking at the votes it certainly does seem a  vast majority favors bidding  spades.

I always open 1 (with opening values but not strong enough for 2)
I always open 1 (with opening values but not strong enough for 2)
I normally open 1, but in some cases 1 if the suit is much stronger.
I normally open 1, but in some cases 1 if the suit is much stronger.

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