Category Archives: Miscellaneous Queen’s Gambit

Horsham Club Knockout 2012-13: Mansson – Wilby

I had a straightforward win the plate competition against Joe Wilby. This takes me through into the semi-final.

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Horsham Club Knockout 2011-12: Mansson – Stimpson

Last Tuesday was the last official club night of the season. It was a chance to get the remaining games in the club competitions finished. I managed to play my Knockout Final game against Phil Stimpson, although I do still … Continue reading

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4NCL Division 3 2011-12: e2e4.org.uk 2 – Cambridge University 3

The e2e4.org.uk second team stumbled to a loss in round 3 of the 4NCL against Cambridge University 3. Although the margin of defeat was the narrowest possible (2.5 – 3.5), something seemed to go wrong in most of our games, … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past: Portsmouth 1992

One of my favourite events for many years was the tournament played at Portsmouth Grammar School every February. I first entered the event in 1992 in my last year at school, but I really made a habit of it from … Continue reading

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1 Nf3 repertoire: Miscellaneous lines after 1…d5

So far we have been covering Black’s mainstream defences based on …d5, and some of the most popular alternatives defences. In this post, we will look at Black’s less common options after 1 Nf3 d5 2 d4. Visit the Bibliography … Continue reading

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1 Nf3 repertoire: The Stonewall Defence

If Black is aiming for the Stonewall Formation (…d5 and …f5), he normally waits until White has committed himself to g3 or e3, because otherwise White has the option of playing a system based on Bf4, which is generally regarded … Continue reading

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1 Nf3 repertoire: The Triangle Defence

The Triangle Defence is a name for the position than can arise after the following move orders: 1 Nf3 d5 2 d4 e6 3 c4 c6 1 Nf3 d5 2 d4 c6 3 c4 e6 1 Nf3 e6 2 c4 … Continue reading

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