Category Archives: The Modern Benoni

Horsham Club Quickplay Knockout 2018-19: Mansson – Donnelly

Last Tuesday, I played the final of the Quickplay Knockout against Brian Donnelly.

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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2018-19: Horsham 1 – Hastings 1

Just under a month ago, Horsham 1 faced Hastings 1 at home in a crucial league match. Unfortunately, Horsham were not at full strength, with two of the first choice five missing, while Hastings had their strongest team; it was … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2018-19: Mansson – Roberts

I have always had tough games against Dix Roberts, and our game in this season’s club championship was no exception. I obtained a decent position out of the opening, but lost control of the position; in the resulting play I … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past: Mansson – Butterworth, BPCF Open Championship Semi-Final Round

My game against A.Butterworth was another disappointing loss. While my memory of the game was negative, having looked back at it, things are not quite so clear cut. While my choice of system against the Modern Benoni was far from … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2014-15: Mansson – Roberts

Last Tuesday, I played Dix Roberts in the Club Championship. I was White and soon built up a significant advantage. However, when my opponent understandably tried to mix things up, I did not react in the best way. After a … Continue reading

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4NCL Division 3 2013-14: e2e4.org.uk 2 – Ashfield-Breadsall

In contrast to round three, our round four match against Ashfield-Breadsall was a happier experience. The e2e4.org.uk second team notched up a 4-2 win, which put their campaign in the 4NCL third division back on track. My game ended up … Continue reading

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Mid-Sussex League Knockout 2010-12: Horsham – The Args

As reported elsewhere, Horsham lost to the Args in the Mid-Sussex League Knockout last Tuesday as they failed to overcome their grading handicap. My game against Peter Farr ultimately ended up in a win for me, but there was plenty … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2012-13: Mansson – Roberts

Last night I was up against Dix Roberts in the club championship. The game saw me gradually building up a strong position against Dix’s Modern Benoni. Dix slipped up under the pressure, leaving me with a winning position. However, I … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2011-12: Mansson – Roberts Finished

Dix and I finished off our adjourned knockout game last night. The game concluded in a win for me. Although the adjourned position was in my favour, post-game analysis suggested that Black could probably hold.

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