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County Match (Open) 2018-19: Sussex – Kent

Sussex scored a creditable draw away against Kent on Saturday 19th January. My game in the match was also a draw, against Alan Hanreck with the Black pieces. I obtained a comfortable position out of the opening and may have … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2017-18: Forster – Mansson

After two games at the normal time control (80 minutes + 10 second increment), the knockout final went to a faster time limit (25 minutes + 5 second increment). As before, it was sudden death, but another game wound be … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2017-18: Forster – Mansson

Last Tuesday, I played against Mike Forster in the final of the knockout. The game was a draw, so we will have to arrange a replay. I obtained as good position as Black and was able to build up some … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2017-18: Sussex – Kent

The Sussex Open Team managed to secure a draw away againt Kent last Saturday, despite being comfortably outgraded. I played my part by winning against Ian Snape with Black, in a game where the advantage swung back and forth. Both … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2017-18: Comley – Mansson

I suffered a disappointing loss in the club championship last night against Ian Comley. After slipping into a worse (but defensible) position after the opening, a combination of good play by my opponent and some further inaccuracies gave him a … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2016-17: Roberts – Mansson

I played my penultimate game in this year’s club championship a couple of Tuesdays ago. I was up against Dix Roberts, always a tough opponent, although he has been having a bad year so far. The opening was a hybrid … Continue reading

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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2016-17: Horsham 1 – Haywards Heath 1

Going into last Tuesday’s match, Horsham 1 needed to win to keep up their push for the Mid-Sussex League title. Unfortunately, the wheels came off and the team crashed to a hugely disappointing defeat.

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4NCL Division 3 2013-14: e2e4.org.uk 2 – Celtic Tigers 1

Unlike our match in the previous range against Oxford 2, the match against Celtic Tigers 1 went down to the wire. With the score at 3-2 in our favour, Adam Taylor managed to hold a tricky endgame to give us … Continue reading

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