Category Archives: The Ruy Lopez

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

Last Friday, Horsham 1, fielding its strongest team, scored a 4.5-0.5 win over Eastbourne 1 down in Eastbourne. My game was in fact the only one that wasn’t decisive, although it was an interesting encounter against a strong opponent.

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Horsham Club Championship 2018-19: Marshall – Mansson

The result of my first game in the rook this season was a little disappointing, as I was held to a draw by John Marshall, against whom I have generally done well. I don’t think I reacted as well as … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2017-18: Bennet-Stevens – Mansson

Last Tuesday I played my club championship game against Lucy Bennet-Stevens, one of the club’s most promising junior players. I managed to score a win in a tense game. Apart from my adjourned game against Alex Taylor, this was my … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2017-18: Mansson – Stimpson

My latest club championship game against Phil Stimpson was an unsatisfactory draw for both players. I was White and my opponent played an interesting gambit line against the Ruy Lopez. Neither player played entirely accurately on the way to a … Continue reading

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

The final match of Horsham 1’s league season has ended in a draw! My game was against Joe Everett and despite obtaining a winning position, I allowed him to set up a fortress and had to concede a draw. This … Continue reading

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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2017-18: Horsham 1 – Haywards Heath 1

Horsham 1 bouncded back from the defeat against Hastings 1 with a 4.5-0.5 win over Haywards Heath 1. I won as White against Graham Ewans in a game where my opponent’s aggressive play in the opening ultimately left him with … Continue reading

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

Horsham 1 got off to a bad start in this year’s Mid-Sussex League, with a decisive defeat away to Hastings 1. I have put a match report up here. In my game I lost against John Sugden. His early sacrifice … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2017-18: Mansson – Marshall

Following on from the first rounds of the Quickplay Knockout played the previous week, last Tuesday’s club meeting saw the first round of the main Knockout. I was paired against John Marshall and was playing White.

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Horsham Club Quickplay Knockout 2017-18: Mansson – Helliwell

As is customary, the third weekly meeting of the new season at Horsham Chess Club was taken up by the first couple of rounds of the Quickplay Knockout competition. My first match was against Peter Helliwell, and I managed to … Continue reading

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