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What Constitutes a Strong 2 Opener for You?

The other day while kibitzing a team game, this hand was opened 2.

 

AT987542  A3  A  AQ

 

A lively discussion ensued in the gallery.  It was a 4th seat decision this time, but

what I'm interested to know is what if it was 1st or 2nd?

 

Indeed, K&R hand evaluator puts the hand at 23.35.  

 

However, Danny Kleinman's evaluation puts it at 19.  

 

It's both heartening and disheartening at the same time to see such a discrepancy in the

valuation assigned to these 13 cards.  But if two such respected sources differ so greatly,

I hoped a discussion about 2 openers would help clear up the issue for those of us

who regularly unearth more questions than answers.

 

And please share what your preferred definition of a strong 2 opener is so that we might learn.

 

If it depends on with whom you are playing, please answer as to your preferred approach.

IS THIS A 1st OR 2nd SEAT 2 OPENER?

YES
NO

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