Category Archives: The Sicilian Defence

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

Back at the start of February, Sussex scored a big win against Middlesex, helped by the fact that Middlesex defaulted five boards. My game should have been a win for me, but I overlooked how good my position would be … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2018-19: Mansson – H.Roberts

At the end of October, I won again in the Horsham Club Knockout to reach the Semi-Final stage. I was up against Harry Roberts with the White pieces, and the game proved to be rather one-sided. After missing a chance … Continue reading

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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2018-19: Horsham 1 – Horsham 2

In mid-October, Horsham 1 took on Horsham 2 in the first match of the season for both teams. In the end, Horsham 1 ran out comfortable winners by 4-1, although there were some tough contests on the individual boards.

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