Category Archives: The French Defence

Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2018-19: Horsham 1 – Worthing 2

I scored a quick but flawed win in Horsham 1’s big win against Worthing 2 last month. If my opponent had responded correctly to my flawed 16th move, he would have had a won position. However, he responded with his … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2017-18: Mansson – Harbott

I had a straightforward win in round three of the club knockout last knight. I had a bye in round two, as did many of the competitors, due to the numbers in the competition. I was paired against Peter Harbott … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2017-18: Mansson – Heath

I started this year’s club championship with a draw against Chris Heath. Perhaps there was an element of good fortune in that he had the chance to gain a definite advantage, although given that neither player seemed to get much … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Quickplay Knockout 2017-18: Mansson – Comley

My second round match was played on the same night as the first. I was up against Ian Comly and it was a tougher, tenser affair than the first. I managed to win 1.5-0.5, but not without some difficult moments.

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Horsham Club Championship 2016-17: Mansson – Heath

My club championship game against Chris Heath was an eventful encounter. I made a mistake in the opening, which fortunatelty my opponent didn’t exploit fully. The game then headed into complications, where neither side played entirely accurately, before my opponent … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Quickplay Knockout 2016-17: Mansson – Taylor

The second round of the quickplay saw me up against Paul Taylor. Paul is a tricky but erratic player, and while I have generally done well against him, I have suffered a few defeats too. In the first game, Paul … 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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Horsham Club Quickplay Knockout 2010-11: Mansson – Forster

I played the final of the Horsham Chess Club quickplay knockout last night against Mike Forster, and I emerged victorious 1.5-0.5.

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