Category Archives: The Gruenfeld Defence

Horsham Club Championship 2015-16: Mansson – Higgs

In my most recent Horsham Club Championship game, played a couple of Tuesdays ago against Anthony Higgs, both players managed to surprise each other in the opening. Anthony chose the Gruenfeld, an opening that I have played against him a … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2015-16: Mansson – Warren

I got off to a good start is this year’s Horsham Chess Club Championship, with a 26-move win against Nick Warren two weeks ago. We reached a sharp position after my 21st move, where Black was still doing fine, but … Continue reading

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

In contrast to the match on Saturday, e2e4.org.uk 2 won their Sunday match against Iceni 1 comfortably 4.5-1.5. I was paired against Paul Botham, whom I had previously faced back in 1995 at the Islington Major! I managed to surprise … Continue reading

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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2011-12: Horsham 1 – Hastings 1

Horsham 1’s season concluded with its first away match against Hastings at Hastings Chess Club, rather than some other venue. There is still one game undecided (Dix Roberts against John Sugden), where the Horsham player is a pawn down in … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2011-12: Higgs – Mansson

My club championship game against Anthony Higgs last night saw my opponent confuse himself and blunder a pawn just out of the opening. As he also allowed the exchange of queens, my technical task was made much easier. Following this … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Quickplay Knockout 2011-12: Mansson – Donnelly

I played Brian Donnelly in the third round of the Quickplay Knockout last Tuesday. A few years ago, when he was more active, I used to play Brian much more often, but these were the first games I had played … Continue reading

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4NCL Division 3 2011-12: e2e4.org.uk 2 – Anglian Avengers 2

There was a better result for the e2e4.org.uk second team in round 4, where they narrowly defeated Anglian Avengers 2. Again there was only one decisive result, with Richard Almond winning against Ivan Myall. My game against Timothy Lunn was … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2011-12: Higgs – Mansson

I managed to negotiate the second round of the club knockout on Tuesday night, following a wild game against Anthony Higgs. He decided to punt the rare 4 h4 against my Gruenfeld Defence. However, he failed to find a convincing … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2011-12: Kington – Mansson Finished

I completed my adjourned club championship game against Paul Kington last night. The game ended as a draw, after my opponent played a defence I had (inexcusably) failed to look at in my adjournment analysis, and I failed to find … 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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