If 3♦ is not always 5-card, have you done justice to the hand? After all, Kaplan and Rubens hand evaluator say this hand is worth 23HP. Of course, the value of a hand will change if it is a fit or not.
What is the worst that can happend ...
About ethics, this small comment has nothing to do with the initial question from Mr. Verhees, but worth mention anyway i think.
A couple of years ago in the norwegian premier league i played a 3NT against two of the very best norwegian players. I have to admit that i ...
That was not my intention at all. I guess what i tried to say was that Helgeness in most cases reach the same top contracts as the pairs that have a very scientific approach to their bidding. I have of course full respect of Meckwell, Fantunes etc. etc ...
No matter what we think about who is the best pair, today all the four pairs mentioned in this thread will play the final in Springold.
Meckwell, Levin - Weinstein, Fantunes and Helgeness. I realy look forward to spend some hours in front of my laptop to follow this battle :)
Yea, Mecwell has a different approach to their bidding. Helgeness are trusting more of their "nose", and have a very natural bidding style.
No offence, but i put Helgeness on top because they are real cardplayers. IMO they read the cards very good without the scientefic approach.