Category Archives: The London System

Horsham Club Knockout 2019-20: Higgs – Mansson

In my last club game before the coronavirus-enforced shutdown of club and league chess, I played out a rather dull draw with Anthony Higgs. Possibly he could have made more of his pressure, but the game soon resolved into equality, … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2019-20: Higgs – Mansson

I followed up my win against Alex Taylor in the club championship with a draw as Black against Anthony Higgs. An unorthodox opening saw us reach an endgame that was favourable for Black; however, I misplayed the position and gave … 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 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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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2018-19: Horsham 1 – Hastings 2

Back in mid-February, Horsham 1 suffered an unexpected defeat away against Hastings 2. We lost on the top two boards, while drawing the other three games. On top board, Gavin suddenly collapsed in a good position when short of time, … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Quickplay Knockout 2016-17: Mansson – Higgs

Last Tuesday I won the final of the Quickplay Knockout against Anthony Higgs. The first game was a draw after we reached an interesting but balanced rook and pawn endgame. The second was a win after another endgame, albeit one … Continue reading

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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2016-17: Horsham 1 – Hastings 1

Last Tuesday, Horsham 1 was up against Hastings 1 at home in the Mid-Sussex League. The team scored a couple of draws on the top two boards and won all three games on the bottom three boards. This meant a … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2014-15: Harbott – Mansson

The first club meeting of the calendar year was set aside for the club knockout competition. I was up against Peter Harbot – a familiar opponent – in round four of the competition. I gradually took control of the position … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2014-15: Harbott – Mansson

I made a start to my club championship games for this season yesterday. I was Black against Peter Harbott, whom I have played many times over the years. The game turned out to be another tricky encounter.

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Horsham Club Championship 2011-12: Harbott – Mansson

On Tuesdays, I was up against Peter Harbott in the rook. Although I was playing Black, I soon achieved a comfortable position. My opponent then made a tactical oversight that he was fortunate did not lose material, but did lead … Continue reading

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