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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.
Always wanted to play chess but haven't much time to learn? This dinky little book, with illustrations from Gray Jolliffe will show you how - in just 10 minutes. Armed with the information, you'll be on your way to being a Chess Master - in super-quick time!
Bridge Clubs seem to be the hot thing at the moment - but alot of people are put off as they see Bridge as ridiculously complex. In truth the basic rules are really quite easy and this pocket-sized guide with incredibly clear instructions and some amusing cartoons from Gray Jolliffe demystifies the game and will have you playing and enjoying it in, well, 10 minutes!
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!
If you have always fancied playing this ‘racing game’ sometimes called the perfect combination of skill and luck' and have 10 mins to spare then this guide, full of clear instructions and some amusing cartoons from Gray Jolliffe, is for you.