Category Archives: The Queen’s Gambit Declined

Horsham Club Championship 2018-19: Mansson – Bennet-Stevens

My campaign in the Rook this year ended with a draw against one of our most promising junior players, Lucy Bennet-Stevens. If I had won, I would have finished equal on points with Phil Stimpson, although he would have been … Continue reading

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McArthur Cup 2018-19: Horsham – Brighton

Back in February, Horsham crashed out of the McArthur Cup, after losing 1.5-4.5 to Brighton. My individual game was a disasterous loss against Luke Rutherford.

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Paul Watson Trophy 2018-19: Horsham – Bognor & Arun

Back towards the end of January, Horsham played Bognor & Arun in the Paul Watson Trophy. Unfortunately, we ended up losing 3-1. My game was against Jaimie Wislon on top board. After getting the better of the opening stages, I … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past: Mansson – Copley, BPCF Open Championship Preliminary Round

The first game I want to look at is my game with J.Copley. My opinion of it at the time was that it was a dull draw, with the most memorable aspect being that we used one of those elaborate … Continue reading

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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2013-14: Horsham 1 – Haywards Heath 1

Last Wednesday saw Horsham 1 take on Haywards Heath 1 in the final match of our ultimately disappointing season. Mick Harris got us off to a good start by crushing his opponent on bottom board, and Ian Comley also scored … Continue reading

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McArthur Cup 2013-14: Horsham – Brighton

Once again Horsham came up against Brighton in the McArthur Cup, and once again we were defeated. Gavin and Mike picked up a couple of draws on the top boards [Update: Mike in fact won!], but the rest of the … Continue reading

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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2012-13: Horsham 1 – Eastbourne 1

Horsham 1 achieved a narrow 3-2 victory over Eastbourne 1 in their match last night. Gavin Lock, Dix Roberts and Paul Taylor all won, but Phil Stimpson lost a safe-looking endgame, while I managed to blunder my queen against Oliver … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past: Junior Tournaments

As mentioned in my previous post (and the first in this series) most of the opponents I faced when playing for my school were weak players. As a result, I didn’t learn a great deal from these games, as not … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past: School Team Games

This post is the first in a series where I look back over some of the 1000+ games I have played in competitive tournaments and matches over the years. I am going to start with a look at some of … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2010-11: Lock – Mansson

Last night I started playing off my many remaining games in the Horsham Chess Club Championship. It turned out to be a rather dull draw against Gavin Lock with Black.

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