Category Archives: The Nimzo-Indian Defence

Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2019-20: Horsham 1 – Hastings 2

Horsham 1’s recent match against Hastings 2 was a frustrating draw. Both Mark Broom and I had chances to win our games, but failed to do so.

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Horsham Club Quickplay Knockout 2019-20: Mansson – Slade

I started the Quickplay Knockout for 2019-20 with a 2-0 win against Richard Slade in round one. The first game saw me succeed with an aggressive approach for a promising position. The second game was closer, as the position was … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2018-19: Sussex – Greater Manchester

This year, Sussex qualified for the National Stages of the County Championship. We were drawn against Greater Manchester, and the match was played at Tyseley & District Working Mens Club in Birmingham. Even though the match was reduced to twelve … Continue reading

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

Horsham 1 registered a comfortable 3.5-1.5 win away against Lewes 1 at the start of April. My game was the last to finish; I agreed a draw as I was very short of time and was unsure of the position, … Continue reading

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

At the end of October, I played in my first County match of the season, against Essex at their familiar venue in Wanstead. Unfortuntately, neither the team nor I were successful, as I lost my individual game and the team … Continue reading

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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2017-18: Horsham 1 – Lewes 1

Horsham 1 scored a narrow win against Lewes 1 in the Mid-Sussex League last Tuesday. I was Black against Barry Maufe, in a rematch of our earlier MSL Knockout game in December. I emerged clearly worse from a rather unorthodox … Continue reading

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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2016-17: Horsham 1 – Worthing 2

Horsham 1 finished the season with a win over Worthing 2. Although Gavin lost on board 1, we won on boards 2, 4, and 5 to secure the match; my game on board 3 against Nicholas Skinner ended up as … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2016-17: Sussex – Kent

In a recent county match, Sussex lost 3-13 to a very strong Kent side. I was up on board three against Andrew Mayhew. I ran into trouble early on, but managed to mix things up. However, when both players were … Continue reading

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4NCL Division 3 2014-15: e2e4.org.uk 3 – Manchester Manticores 2

The third team following up its win in round 7 with another in round 8, this time by 4.5-1.5 against Manchester Manticores 2. I was able to contribute a win this time, as my opponent made some early strategic errors, … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2014-15: Mansson – Higgs

I started my club championship game against Anthony Higgs on the 25th November, but as the game was adjourned, I did not finish it on the night, but a week later instead. After an unusual opening, my opponent played some … Continue reading

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