• Puzzles & quizzes

      The Official Only Fools and Horses Quiz Book

      by Dan Sullivan, Jim Sullivan

      The book has been written by Dan Sullivan and Jim Sullivan, who, as sons of the creator of the Only Fools and Horses, are uniquely placed to use their knowledge of the show to set such brain-teasers as: What is the title of Rodney's prize winning painting? At what train station do Del and Raquel first meet? According to Trigger he once owned a hat. What colour was it? What does the 'A' on Del's O-level exam results stand for? What is Joan Trotter's middle name? It s a lovely jubbly stocking filler which will entertain all the family and remind them of many classic moments from the much-loved comedy series.

    • Hobbies, quizzes & games
      February 2011

      Mind Benders Brain Teasers & Puzzle Conundrums

      by Vikas Khatri

      Enjoy mental workouts? Use maths occasionally? Like numerical brain teasers? Accept intellectual challenges? Dabble in solving puzzles? Love solving Riddles? Answer "YES" to any of these questions, and this is the right book for you! If you want to test your logic skills and have fun, then read this collection of brain teasers and mind benders and check out how smart you are!!

    • Sports & outdoor recreation

      Sports Betting to Win

      The 10 Keys to Disciplined and Profitable Betting

      by Steve Ward

      Thinking, and betting, like the pros"Most people in sports betting are looking at things the wrong way."Peter Webb - founder of Bet Angel"Some people only ever seem to want to hit the sexy six, and not take the singles"Compton Hellyer - founder of Sporting IndexThis is a book that teaches you how to bet on sports with the same discipline and mindset as the professionals.Lots of books and websites give advice on profitable strategies - and tipsters and systems proliferate. But this is the only guide that helps you make your trades and bank your wins for the long term, avoiding the perennial dangers of overconfidence, irrationality and emotion.However successful your selections, you are never safe from crippling losses until you know how to bet with the clear head and calm approach of the masters.The simple fact is that most people betting on sports lose over the long term. Performance errors currently hamper the majority of bettors: they lose their bets because they first lose their heads.The only answer is to think differently. With chapters ranging across motivation, performance analysis, the betting process and going pro, this book is the definitive guide to achieving this:- Use dozens of exercises to sharpen your thinking and refine your betting processes.- Share in the exclusive insights of professional sports bettors, who reveal for the first time how they have built successful gambling careers.- Benefit in every chapter from one-to-one training from the author, a professional sports and trading performance coach.Sports Betting to Win is your own personal course for establishing a firm psychological foundation for long-term betting success.

    • Gambling: theories & methods

      The Premier Football Betting Handbook 2010/11

      The Key Stats and Strategies to Give You an Edge Betting On the Premier League

      by Matt Finnigan

      Written by Pete Nordsted, author of 'Mastering Betfair', and Matt Finnigan, full-time trader, 'The Premier Football Betting Handbook' showcases the best of the available football betting markets and how you can profit from them.Betting on football has increased massively in recent years and it now offers a great way to make money whilst enjoying some thrilling football matches - a pretty unbeatable combination!If, like most people, you lead a busy life you simply do not have the time to analyse the key stats before placing a bet on the weekend's football. Often you'll end up betting on hunches rather than basing your prediction on the important facts. If this is the case then this is the book for you. It gives you all the necessary ammunition needed to take on the bookies - and win!As well as highlighting a variety of football markets you can bet on, we offer you structured analysis of the main markets such as Match Odds, Asian Handicaps, Corners, Bookings, and First and Last goal scorer, by pinpointing the best angles to secure a steady stream of profits throughout the season.The handbook also includes a detailed breakdown of each team's statistical performance over the previous season, backed up by unique reports which will give you that all important edge.If there is money to be made betting on the Premier League then 'The Premier Football Betting Handbook' will show you how.

    • Gambling: theories & methods
      20121043

      Think Outside the Box

      The Secrets of Successful Football Betting

      by Mike Holden

      Everyone has opinions on football - but do your opinions make money?This groundbreaking new book repackages the beautiful game in a fascinating way that will help you to maximise your profit potential when betting on the world's favourite sport.Mike Holden is a successful football trader with over 20 years experience and is regarded as one of the UK's leading betting pundits, having delivered consistent profits for his legion of followers on Bettingzone since 2004.Following years of exhaustive research into various aspects of social science, he has now uncovered the secrets behind his own skill and powers of prediction to arrive at an accomplished understanding of what makes both footballers and punters tick.In this book, you will gain insight into the way dressing rooms behave, how managers manage, and the circumstantial factors that pave the way for teams to upset the odds and land big prices.You will also develop a better understanding of the mindset that allows punters to recognise hidden opportunities and make clear snap-decisions about bets, while feeling relaxed and confident about investing money.With a clear emphasis on some of the latest developments in sports psychology and business management, Mike reveals the secrets that have enabled him to become the UK's most-followed football tipster.

    • Hobbies

      Pam, Pwy, Pryd, Ble?

      Llyfr Cwis Ardderchog I Bawb at Bob Achlysur -

      by Tomos Morse

      The ideal quiz book for those organising a pub or chapel quiz night, or a gathering of friends.

    • Hobbies, quizzes & games

      The Spirit of Play

      Cooperative Games for All Ages, Sizes, and Abilities

      by

    • Puzzles & quizzes

      Logic Problems for Money Minds

      by Philip. Jenks

      Add the following numbers up, out loud, in order, and as quickly as you can:1,000 + 40 + 1,000 + 30 + 1,000 + 20 + 10If the number you got was the one in brackets at the bottom of the page, you need this book!The 42 conundrums, problems and riddles in this book have been collected by the editors over many years. The tests are designed to be not only fun, but also instructive. In taking them, you will learn a lot about logical reasoning, but perhaps even more about yourself and your brain! The best part is, having tested your own mental agility, you will have an arsenal of tricks to inflict on friends and colleagues.The book includes a variety of different type of puzzles, tests and tricks. Some are straight numeracy tests, some are word plays, some are logic traps, and some require serious lateral thinking. A few of them are easy, but all demand some mental exertion. One of them was even devised by Einstein!From the Introduction:"Warren Buffett, the world's most successful investor, posed the following question to shareholders in one of his Berkshire Hathaway annual reports:'How many legs does a dog have if you call its tail a leg?'If you said 5, go to the back of the class. The answer is 4. 'Just because you call its tail a leg," says Buffett, 'doesn't mean it is a leg.'He used the riddle as an allegory for accounting shenanigans. When a company says it has made ""50 million profit", its claim should be regarded critically. Accounting rules may allow a finance director to declare X as profit, but that doesn't mean X is profit. As the saying goes, 'Profit is a matter of opinion. Cash is a matter of fact'.The conundrums, tests and tricks in this book are in the same spirit as Buffett's dog riddle. They are meant to entertain and educate. Some are straight numeracy tests, some are word plays, some are logic traps, and some require lateral thinking. A few of them are easy. Most demand some mental exertion. One was devised by Einstein."(5,000)

    • Bridge

      No Trump Contracts

      by David Bird

      No trump contracts provide the nuts and bolts of bridge card play. Without a trump suit lurking in the background, where small cards can pop up unexpectedly and ruff your winners, the play is simplified and becomes all about the correct handling of the suits. This does not imply that no trump play is easy - far from it. There are difficult decisions to be made all along the line: should you take a finesse? which is the danger hand? when is it right to hold off?;In this book, renowned bridge author David Bird helps the reader to answer these questions and to comprehend the reasoning as to why certain decisions are taken. Each independent principle is thoroughly examined and the reader is then invited to test their own understanding of the concept by answering a number of puzzles, typical of those that arise in practical play.

    • Politics & government

      The Political Punter

      How to Make Money Betting On Politics

      by Mike Smithson

      Who's going to win the next UK general election? Who's going to be the next US president? The next president of France? You probably have an opinion, but are you willing to put money on it?In this unique new book Mike Smithson, the man behind politicalbetting.com, takes a detailed look at the world of political gambling. From the basics of how and where to gamble to the characteristics of the main markets and the forms of betting available.The hard fact that usually only the bookmakers win in the end and the gamblers usually lose applies to the body of all punters, but it is clear that over time the performance of some punters is greater than others and those with good political skills and an understanding of how betting markets operate can and do make money.The objective of this book is to assist readers to become part of that group and to enjoy themselves at the same time! The latter is an important element. For many the great satisfaction of betting on political outcomes is not just the money but the pleasure of being proved right. Anybody can have an opinion about a political outcome. The gambler has put money behind it and winning is a way of validating your judgment.For those who already bet on political matters the book includes a number of case histories where it is hoped that the lessons of the past might be helpful for the future. The explanations of the mechanics of different forms of betting and a wide range of betting options should also make you feel more confident to try new things.For non-gamblers with a keen interest in politics the book will provide enough background to allow you to dabble a bit and to get a better feel about possible political outcomes by understanding how those who are backing their opinions with cash are actually thinking.For people who gamble and would like to know more about political betting the book will provide an information platform so that you can be more confident about risking your money in a new arena.Covering everything from the basic mechanics of the betting process, through the critical decision making processes required to make those bets and the best places to look for information, this is a must-read for anyone wanting to take a punt on politics.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure

      Croeseiriau Cyflym

      by Grace E. Griffiths

    • Hobbies, quizzes & games

      Advanced Limit Hold'em Strategy

      Techniques for Beating Tough Games

      by Barry Tanenbaum

      Strategies for beating the tough games of Limit Hold'em from coach Barry Tanenbaum.

    • Personal finance

      Bets and the City

      Sally Nicholl's Spread Betting Diary.

      by Sally Nicoll

      "Markets. They go up. They go down. How difficult can it be?"Sally Nicoll begins her spread betting journey with magnificently misplaced optimism. Join her on this rollercoaster ride to hardened pessimist - and wised-up realist.Funny, frank, factualShould we be afraid that in the digital era, anyone with a broadband connection and a few hundred pounds can gatecrash the elite world of City traders - even if, like Sally Nicoll, they are numerically dyslexic?Sally is looking for a source of extra cash to fund a sabbatical while she writes a novel, and decides spread betting is the answer. She tries to open an account with Finspreads - "their web site has the best colour scheme" - only to discover she's been credit blacklisted. Instead of being thankful for divine intervention, she complains to the marketing department and is hired to write an online trading blog.Bets and the City is based on Sally's enormously popular column for Finspreads. In between the funny bits, there's some really useful information:- Never take a holiday in Cornwall when you're speculating on sterling against the dollar- Why you should resist the temptation to be kind to your mother- Sensible advice from the man who lost $10 million in a single trading session- Why women make better traders than men- The simple trade that enables you to turn your computer into a cash registerSally's romp through the City, combined with her anecdotes of hanging out in celebrity-studded Primrose Hill, will appeal to investors, gamblers, and anyone who enjoys playing with money. And prepare to be entertained by Sally's spread betting accomplice, a Jack Russell called Dow Jones...

    • Gambling: theories & methods

      Binary Betting

      An Introductory Guide to Making Money With Binary Bets

      by John Piper

      The world of betting is changing dramatically - say hello to Binary Betting.In recent years betting on sporting events and the trading of financial markets have been moving closer to each other, and binary bets are the result of this convergence. Binary bets combine the attractions of sports betting with the flexibility of the financial markets.Binary bets allow punters to:- Bet on hundreds of different sporting and financial markets- Close out bets before the event takes place- Profit from spectacular price moves- Bet in unusual and unexpected ways - experienced traders will love thisThis is the first book on binary betting and explains in simple language what binary bets are, how to trade them profitably and how to reduce risk. Within the book there are many real-life examples of binary betting trades and minute-by-minute analysis of binary price behaviour. In addition the book includes inside tips from an experienced trader who uses binary bets in his trading day in and day out - discover the bet that pays out even when you get it totally wrong!Find out what makes binary betting the fastest growing area of betting and why traders are switching to the new exciting world of binary bets.

    • Hobbies, quizzes & games

      The Nurikabe Book

      An Introduction With 101 Puzzles

      by Sam Griffiths-Jones

      Puzzles are extremely popular at present, largely due to the world-wide phenomenon of Sudoku. Puzzle solving is a great activity for young and old alike - puzzles help children to develop their logical thought processes, help adults relax from the stresses and strains of daily life, and recent research shows that increased mental activity might help protect against degeneration in later life.This book introduces a puzzle called Nurikabe. Like Sudoku, Nurikabe has its roots in Japan, like Sudoku, Nurikabe involves a grid and numbers, and like Sudoku, Nurikabe is a test of logic - no mathematical ability is required. This book contains 101 Nurikabe puzzles, arranged in increasing order of difficulty, from tiny 6x6 puzzles to get you started, up to the final enormous 20x25 puzzle.The introduction contains a description of the rules of Nurikabe, and a few hints to get you started. Solutions to all puzzles are in the back of the book.

    • Finance

      Logic Problems for Money Minds.

      by

      The 42 conundrums, problems and riddles in this book have been collected by the editors over many years, from many sources. The tests are designed to be fun, as well as instructive. In taking them, you will learn a lot about logical reasoning, but even more about yourself. The best part is - having tested your own mental agility, you will have an arsenal of 42 tricks to inflict on friends and colleagues.From the Introduction:"Warren Buffett, the world's most successful investor, posed the following question to shareholders in one of his Berkshire Hathaway annual reports:'How many legs does a dog have if you call its tail a leg?'If you said 5, go to the back of the class. The answer is 4. 'Just because you call its tail a leg," says Buffett, 'doesn't mean it is a leg.'He used the riddle as an allegory for accounting shenanigans. When a company says it has made ""50 million profit", its claim should be regarded critically. Accounting rules may allow a finance director to declare X as profit, but that doesn't mean X is profit. As the saying goes, 'Profit is a matter of opinion. Cash is a matter of fact'.The conundrums, tests and tricks in this book are in the same spirit as Buffett's dog riddle. They are meant to entertain and educate. Some are straight numeracy tests, some are word plays, some are logic traps, and some require lateral thinking. A few of them are easy. Most demand some mental exertion. One was devised by Einstein."EXAMPLE QUESTIONYou have ten stacks of ten coins. One stack contains coins that weigh 1.1 grams each. The other nine stacks contain coins that weigh 1.0 grams each. The coins all look the same. You also have a set of weighing scales.Using the scales once only, locate the stack with the 1.1 gram coins.

    • Gambling: theories & methods

      How Good Is Your Pot-limit Omaha?

      by Stewart Reuben

      Pot Limit Omaha is one of the major poker variants. Over the last twenty years it has increased hugely in popularity on both sides of the Atlantic. Omaha is a game where each player receives four hole cards (as opposed to just two at Hold'em) to complement the five community cards. This gives great opportunities for complex play and enables the expert player to outmanoeuvre weaker opposition. The pot limit format means that big bets can appear out of nowhere and this gives opportunities for skilful players to apply pressure with bluffs and semi-bluffs.;Written by a world class Omaha player, it offers help to those players looking to improve their understanding of this complex game.

    • Card games

      Limit Hold'em

      Winning Short-handed Strategies : Techniques for Limit Hold'em Games With Six Players Or Less

      by Terry Borer

    • Card games

      Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker.

      by Jonathan. Little

      Tournament poker is a tough game to play but the rewards for success can be huge. Even regular online tournaments offer substantial prizes running to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Jonathan Little, a highly successful poker professional who has won over $4 million in tournament play in just four years, explains exactly how to succeed in this highly competitive field. Playing technically sound poker is crucial but this is far from the only skill necessary. “Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, Volume 1” deals with the fundamentals of play and how to handle varying stack sizes. It teaches the reader: · Why tournaments are the most profitable form of poker · When to play small ball and when to play long ball · How to understand effective stack size · How to tailor your play to winning, not just cashing ...plus much more.

    • Gambling: theories & methods

      Mastering Betfair

      by Pete Nordsted

      Trading the Betfair sporting markets in-play is rapidly growing in popularity thanks to the increased sporting coverage available on many different satellite and cable channels.Enthusiasm for sport is a must, but there is much more to mastering Betfair.Many people start by just using Betfair to obtain better odds than those available at the traditional bookmakers. They then perhaps do a little more research and learn to trade the markets. But to make a regular profit - to win and keep on winning - a serious, disciplined approach and careful planning need to be employed.Mastering Betfair takes the reader through many low-risk strategies developed by the author over the past three years, showing how you too can benefit from these approaches to the betting exchanges. It also explains in detail why and how the Betfair user should employ disciplines - such as managing risk - that are normally associated with trading the financial markets. Indeed, through doing this it is hoped that the book will draw the attention of financial traders to the unique opportunities available on Betfair.This book is essential reading for anyone looking to take their Betfair trading to another level and start making some serious money.

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