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Item Image5-Card Majors - The Scanian Way
Swedish Expert Methods, Volume Five
by Mats Nilsland
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152 pages. Paperback.

More than forty years ago, Mats Nilsland published a classic Swedish book Modern Standard, trying to describe his vision of natural bidding methods for the decades to come. 5-Card Majors The Scanian Way takes this vision one step further into the future. Mats has used and designed every conceivable system you can imagine. Today, Mats is back to a normal base with five-card majors, three-card mino . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageAbsolute Doubles - The Scanian Way
Swedish Expert Methods, Volume Four
by Mats Nilsland
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56 pages. Paperback.

In these days of modern bridge, you can't expect to have the auction to yourself very often. Bridge has become a highly competitive sport, and to overcome the opponents' nuisance bids and pre-emptive maneuvers you need good countermeasures. The best there is, is the double. Ever since the take-out double was invented, doubles have been used to convey information to partner, rather than raising th . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCompetitive Bids - The Scanian Way
Swedish Expert Methods, Volume Six
by Mats Nilsland
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174 pages. Paperback.

The Swedish expert Mats Nilsland has developed bridge systems and conventions for more than fifty years. Here, he sets out the philosophy for contested auctions in greater detail. Mats emphasizes the importance of cooperation in the bidding and is skeptical of very weak preemptive raises. He believes that methods should consider the likelihood of further bidding by the other side and also deal wi . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMajor Suit Raises - The Scanian Way
Swedish Expert Methods, Volume One
by Mats Nilsland • Anders Wirgren
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54 pages. Paperback.

Are you satisfied with your own bidding methods after partner's major suit opening when you have support for his suit? If not, or if modern bidding theory is one of your passions, this book is for YOU. It provides a totally new scheme for supporting partner's major suit, the Scanian Raises,which combines the concept of direct, non-informative bidding when game is you limit with more delicate appr . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageNotrump Bidding - The Scanian Way
Swedish Expert Methods, Volume Two
by Mats Nilsland • Anders Wirgren
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64 pages. Paperback.

Notrump bidding-the Scanian Way describes the system the authors use after opening the bidding with one notrump. Though the basic conventions, Stayman and Jacoby transfers, are well-known to practically all bridge players, the treatment is new-and effective. Anybody reading this book will find many useful ideas, even if he or she doesn't intend to play the whole system. The series first volume Ma . . . read more.