Mats Nilsland books - The Scanian Way
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Mats Nilsland has devised bridge system and conventions for fifty years. Here, he takes a look at everybody's 'standard system' -  five card majors and strong notrump - and shows you how you can transform this natural base into an effective, modern bridge system. All ideas have been tested in real life successfully.

Five-card Majors - the Scanian Way - is the fifth volume in a series of convention booklets about new ideas in the bidding. Swedish Expert Methods - presented by some Swedish bridge experts, living in the province of Scania.

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