Troubador Curried Chess

Released: 28/08/2015

ISBN: 9781784623586

eISBN: 9781783065974

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Curried Chess


Curried Chess takes the humble 8 x 8 chequered board and draws together inventive new versions of the game of chess, all designed to spice up your chess life! Author Markus Stormson has created a range of new gripping chess games for all players; from the easy, but fun Knightspawn and the very mobile Noble Wings Chess to a territory game called Stratak – played with no king but plenty of exotic moves. You might want to get to grips with Barbed Chess, where danger lurks around every move, or the appetising Kingpawns take-away, where the humble pawn explodes into prominence on the board. Then there are two games that feature added suspense; Double take, where decisions are made in secret before the start of the game and sprung on your opponent, and Cobra Strike where players attack with everything. Two short range variations are included for chess fans. Short Chess! invite you to play standard chess – with half the range and Barbed Short Chess, a game in which the knights become knight-mares! Curried Chess will broaden your chess horizons. With these variations you are encouraged to substitute features and moves from other games within the collection. This book will appeal to anyone interested in learning how to play new and innovative versions of chess.

THE TIMES - 23rd October 2015
Chess - Raymond Keene

To paraphrase Dr Samuel Johnson, a man who is tired of chess is tired of life. However, if one is seized by the urge to meander down the paths of alternative chess variations on our noble game then Curried Chess, Innovative ways to spice up your chess, by Marcus Stormson (published by Matador Books - see offers such arcane delicacies as Barbed Chess, Noble Wings Chess, Cobra Strike and Double take?

The SPECTATOR - Sat 5th December

With Christmas approaching, those in search of unusual presents for chess loving bibliophile friends and relatives would do well to consider Markus Stormson's Curried Chess, this is a curio, packed with an interesting selection of ingenious and obscure variants on the game. Among the rarities it explores are Barbed Short Chess, Takeover Chess, and Stratak. This compendium is available from regular outlets and @

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Curried Chess
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Keith's review Jun 17, 15
5 of 5 stars
Read in June, 2015

Chess, the great game of simulated warfare, has existed for over a thousand years. Standard chess is plenty of fun, but why not mix it up? In Markus Stormson book 'Curried Chess' you will find tons of Chess variants to choose from. The emphasis is on learning the basics in an enjoyable manner. The descriptions are clear and precise, with all of the variants included in this book to be played with a regular chess set. By starting with some of the games here, you are likely to find something that you really like; and once you begin to form your own preferences, it will be easier to decide what to try next. You may well find games that become your favourites.

by Keith

Markus Stormson

Born in Lincolnshire, now living in Cheshire, England, with his partner Sandra. Markus Stormson has worked in industry all his adult life. From childhood he has been drawn to strategy games, and is now keen to share some ideas with others. Markus enjoys reading historical & science fiction. Travelling far & wide is a must, from the Borneo Jungle, to the Pacific North West of America.

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