“He was convinced now that the unicorn was going to lose.  In every variation of this game that he’d played black against Grend, he’d been beaten.  Tlinglel was very good, but the sasquatch was a wizard with not much else to do but mental chess.  It was unfair.  But it was not a matter of personal honor, he kept telling himself.  He was playing to protect his species against a supernatural force which might well be able to precipitate World War III by some arcane mind manipulation or magically induced computer foul-up.”
Unicorn Variation, Rodger Zelazny

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