Category Archives: The Nimzo-Indian Defence

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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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2014-15: Horsham 1 – Horsham 2

As Horsham 1 and Horsham 2 are both in the top division this year, the rules require that they pay each other before any other teams. The match between the two sides was played last Tuesday and ended in a … Continue reading

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4NCL Division 3 2013-14: e2e4.org.uk 2 – Anglian Avengers 2

In round 10, I returned to the second team on board five. I managed to score a win over Ivan Myall as we swept into a 3-0 lead. I managed to establish a bind on my opponent’s position, but did … Continue reading

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