Category Archives: The Sicilian Defence

Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2019-20: Horsham 1 – Worthing 1

Horsham 1 scored an important win over Worthing 1 last Tuesday. I was able to make an important contribution by holding a draw in my game, with the score at 2.5-1.5 in our favour; this gave us a 3-2 win.

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McArthur Cup 2019-20: Horsham – Hastings

Horsham defeated Hastings in the semi-final of the McArthur Cup. The score was tied at 3-3 but Horsham won on board count.

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Horsham Club Knockout 2019-20: Heath – Mansson

I scored a decent win with Black against Chris Heath in the club longplay knockout. The game started as a typical Closed Sicilian, where I was able to equalise with accurate play. Later on, my opponent went wrong as we … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2019-20: Mansson – Taylor

I started my campaign in this season’s club championship with a hard-fought win against Alex Taylor. Following a complex struggle where both sides committed inaccuracies, I finally managed to establish a winning advantage and press it home.

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Horsham Club Knockout 2019-20: Mansson – Ashby

I got off to a winning started in the club knockout, winning with White against new club member Nick Ashby. He failed to find an effective plan as Black in a typical Maroczy Bind position; then several weak moves led … Continue reading

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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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Horsham Club Championship 2018-19: Heath – Mansson

I scored what was a rather fortunate win in the club championship against Chris Heath earlier this month. I managed to fall into a passive position, and allow it to gradually drift downhill. My opponent had several chances to deliver … Continue reading

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

My game against Lucy Bennet-Stevens, one of our best juniors, in the club championship ended in a steady win for me. A balanced hedgehog position arose out of the opening. My opponent then failed to prevent me from playing …b5, … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2018-19: Stimpson – Mansson

My game against Phil Stimpson in the Horsham Club Championship was a frustrating draw for two reasons. First, I missed a tactical shot that would have won on consecutive moves. Second, I managed to obtain a winning position later, but … Continue reading

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

Sussex went into their match against Surrey at the start of March hoping to boost their chances with a win, but in the end Surrey ran out comfortable 9.5-6.5 winners. I drew against Marcus Osbourne in a game that went … Continue reading

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