byBrian Byfield, Illustrated by Gray Jolliffe

Most people think chess is a difficult game to learn. But that really isn’t the case.

By the time you’ve read this helpful little book, you’ll have absorbed all the information you need to know to go off and play your first game. In clear, simple, humorous text, backed up with useful chessboard diagrams and illustrations, the author shows you round the board, introduces the pieces and how they move, and lets you into the secrets of special moves such as castling. It finishes off with some invaluable advice on how to marshal your troops and win the game: why you need to avoid the sides of the boards, and how to see every threat as an opportunity, and every opportunity as a a potential minefield. Armed with the information in this book, you’ll become a real chess player – in super-quick time!

About the author

Brian Byfield has held a passion indoor games throughout his career in advertising, film and TV. He is the author of Play Chess in 10 Minutes and Play Bridge in 10 Minutes. 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 is the illustrator of Play Chess in 10 Minutes and Play Bridge in 10 Minutes. He lives in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

Price: £6.99
ISBN: 9781849940153
Extent: 64 pages
Format: Hardback
Size: 160 x 125 mm
Illustrations: 40