Correct opening bid?

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Correct opening bid?

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White vs. red, you hold this as dealer:

♠ 10
AJ97643
J
♣ Q954

There are a few principles that I follow.
  • 12-13 points, including distribution, to open at the 1-level in first or second seat. I count 11 here.
  • When preempting be within 2 tricks of the contract at unfavorable vulnerability, 3 at equal, 4 at favorable. I value this hand at 6-7 tricks.
  • I like to bid and am reluctant to allow that a hand is too good to preempt but not good enough for a 1-bid.
I would call 4 at either matchpoints or IMPs. What do you think?
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