Category Archives: Opening Analysis

Horsham Club Championship 2018-19: Mansson – Bennet-Stevens

My campaign in the Rook this year ended with a draw against one of our most promising junior players, Lucy Bennet-Stevens. If I had won, I would have finished equal on points with Phil Stimpson, although he would have been … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Quickplay Knockout 2018-19: Mansson – Donnelly

Last Tuesday, I played the final of the Quickplay Knockout against Brian Donnelly.

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Horsham Club Championship 2018-19: Mansson – Higgs

Last Tuesday I played my club championship game against Anthony Higgs. I was White and my opponent choses the Czech Benoni as his defence against 1 d4. He made several provocative but possibly dubious moves, which allowed me to build … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Quickplay Knockout 2018-19: Mansson – Higgs

After winning my third round tie in the Quickplay Knockout, I then, following a brief break, played my semi-final. I was up against Anthony Higgs, and it was a tough match, going to sudden death after the first two games … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Quickplay Knockout 2018-19: Mansson – Rogers

As I had a bye in round two, my next tie in the Quickplay Knockout was in round three, where I took on one of our newer members, Joe Rogers. I managed to win the match comfortably 2-0, taking me … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2018-19: Higgs – Mansson

I managed to win the final of the knockout competition, following a tough game against Anthony Higgs. The game started with an unusual opening; both players found reasonable moves for a while, until an exchange of mistakes saw Anthony get … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2018-19: Heath – Mansson

I scored what was a rather fortunate win in the club championship against Chris Heath earlier this month. I managed to fall into a passive position, and allow it to gradually drift downhill. My opponent had several chances to deliver … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2018-19: Sussex – Greater Manchester

This year, Sussex qualified for the National Stages of the County Championship. We were drawn against Greater Manchester, and the match was played at Tyseley & District Working Mens Club in Birmingham. Even though the match was reduced to twelve … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2018-19: Bennet-Stevens – Mansson

My game against Lucy Bennet-Stevens, one of our best juniors, in the club championship ended in a steady win for me. A balanced hedgehog position arose out of the opening. My opponent then failed to prevent me from playing …b5, … Continue reading

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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2018-19: Horsham 1 – Brighton 1

Horsham 1 finished the season with a good win against Brighton 1. On a personal note, it was disappointing to finish with a loss. However, Luke Rutherford is a formidible opponent, and at least this time I made more of … Continue reading

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