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Brian Byfield - Author

About the Author

Brian Byfield has held a passion for chess and bridge throughout his career in advertising, film and TV. He lives in London.


Gray Jolliffe is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator whose best-known work is the Wicked Willie series, first published in the 1980s. He lives in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

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Other books by Brian Byfield

Learn Poker in 10 Minutes

Learn Poker in 10 Minutes

Author: Brian Byfield, Gray Jolliffe Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/03/2013

Poker has never been more popular. It's played in all sorts of places - in serious international tournaments, at the casino, socially with friends and, of course, online. If you don't know how to play it, you're missing out, and here's where this book comes in! It gives you all the information you need to go off and play your first poker game. In clear, easy-to-follow text, backed up with helpful diagrams and amusing cartoons, and concentrating on the most popular poker variant, Texas Hold 'Em, the author shows you how to set up a game, how to bet (when to raise and when to fold), the values of the different hands, and the different versions of poker you can play. It also covers the essential psychological skills used by the best players. Armed with the information in this book, you'll become an expert poker player - in extra-quick time!

Learn Chess Quick How to Play the World's Greatest Board Game, And Win

Learn Chess Quick How to Play the World's Greatest Board Game, And Win

Author: Brian Byfield, Alan Orpin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2010

* A fun and exciting beginner's guide to chess * Packed with hilarious cartoon illustrations by Gray Jolliffe, creator of Wicked Willie, plus useful board diagrams * Accessible style means it appeals to everyone, from teens upwards This fun and chatty book provides the ideal way to learn the world's greatest board game - the easy way. From basic information on which piece does what, to nifty tricks and pins you can use to wipe the floor with your opponents, it covers everything you need to learn chess, with lots of laughs along the way. Packed with fantastic illustrations from Wicked Willie creator Gray Jolliffe, Learn Chess the Easy Way is an exciting introduction to the game of masters. Best of all, this book shows how amazing it can feel to train your brain, and win the game!

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