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With the ACBL online championship approaching, here's a tip. Many players pass 10-11HCP hands they should open. Note that if you happen to hold 10HCP in a best hand affair, the N. Bot must hold the same; if you hold 11, it must hold at least 7. The key is to hold 33M if your hand is flat so that you could pass any response. If you hold a hand with five-card major, opening bid is trickier. Here with the boss suit I decided to suppress it in favor of the suit hoping for a  partial, and unexpectedly scored a game in this last suit for a clear top. Note that I would open 1 also with 5341 - the idea is that any score with this point count is at least 60% in difficult 55% BBO tourneys and likely more than 75% in the ACBL ones. Half of the players passed my hand 

Robot
QJ543
A3
K
J10854
Robot
9
K109764
AQ632
9
Robot
K7
J2
10987
KQ632
Fuzzyquack
A10862
Q85
J54
A7
W
N
E
S
P
1
1
2
P
2NT
P
4
P
P
P
D
10
4 North
NS: 0 EW: 0
K
A
4
9
3
1
0
5
3
K
2
1
2
0
9
7
A
3
3
3
0
4
K
A
10
1
4
0
2
8
J
A
0
4
1
4
7
K
2
1
5
1
10
J
Q
5
3
6
1
5
5
Q
9
1
7
1
6
7
8
J
3
8
1
7
10
4
6
1
9
1
12 tricks claimed
N/S +680
10

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