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 Troubabor.co.uk) 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 @ Troubador.co.uk.
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by Markus Stormson (Goodreads Author)
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.
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.