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Your 3rd Seat 1 Opening Bid

Assume your favorite partner and methods. It's the middle of a long knockout match, and the score was tied at the break. Assume your partner, teammates, and opponents are peers (assuming you have any peers!). The first hand after the break, both NV, you pick up a hand with exactly 2=5=3=3 distribution. All your HCP are in hearts only.

How many HCP do you normally need to open 1 in 3rd seat?

(Each hand has the 10, but all spots are no higher than the 8)

(For the purposes of this poll, don't include psyches, but comments about psyching are welcome.)

10 HCP is not enough to open this distribution
10 HCP - xx AKQJT xxx xxx
9 HCP - xx AKQTx xxx xxx
8 HCP - xx AKJTx xxx xxx
7 HCP - xx AKTxx xxx xxx OR xx AQJTx xxx xxx
6 HCP - xx AQTxx xxx xxx OR xx KQJTx xxx xxx
5 HCP - xx AJTxx xxx xxx OR xx KQTxx xxx xxx
4 HCP - xx ATxxx xxx xxx OR xx KJTxx xxx xxx
3 HCP - xx KTxxx xxx xxx OR xx QJTxx xxx xxx
2 HCP - xx QTxxx xxx xxx
1 HCP - xx JTxxx xxx xxx
0 HCP - xx Txxxx xxx xxx
I wouldn't need even the 10 to open with 0 HCP.

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