Category Archives: The Slav Defence

County Match (Open) 2017-18: Sussex – Essex

Sussex secured a narrow win by 8.5-7.5 over Essex in their SCCU Open County Match last Saturday. I was please to be able to contribute to the victory with a win as Black on board 6. My opponent played an … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2015-16: Mansson – Harbott

I continued my good start to the Club Championship last night by winning in 21 moves against Peter Harbott. Right out of the opening, I achieved a promising position, and when my opponent slipped up to allow a combination opening … Continue reading

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County Match (U180) 2014-15: Sussex – Middlesex

Last Saturday, the Sussex U-180 team took on Middlesex up in London. Unfortunately, the team captain had great difficulty finding players, and the team ended up having to default 5 boards. Despite this, a spirited performance saw them restrict the … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2014-15: Mansson – Moorhouse

Last Tuesday saw me play my latest game in the Horsham club knockout. Although it was my second game this year in the competition, technically it was the third round, as I, along with most of the entrants, had a … Continue reading

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County Match (Minor Counties) 2013-14: Sussex – Leicestershire

Sussex qualified for the Minor Counties section of the ECF National Stages this year, a competition for teams with an average grade of under 180. Dix struggled to get together a team, and indeed we ended up defaulting a board, which in … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2012-13: Sussex – Essex

The recent county match between Sussex and Essex saw Sussex soundly beaten. I lost my individual game against Jeff Goldberg, as an over-ambitious approach backfired.

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County Match (Open) 2012-13: Sussex – Middlesex

After the high of their excellent win against Surrey, the Sussex Open Team came crashing down to earth with a heavy defeat to a powerful Middlesex side, who had an average grade of just over 201. However, in my individual … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2012-13: Mansson – Harbott

Last Tuesday I played my second Rook game of the season. I was pitted against Peter Harbott, whom I have played many times, most recently in the Horsham 1 – Horsham 2 match, where I contrived to lose from a … Continue reading

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4NCL Division 2 2012-13: e2e4.org.uk 2 – Rhyfelwyr Essylwg 1

The e2e4.org.uk second team came down to earth with an almighty bump in the second round of the 4NCL. They lost their match against Rhyfelwyr Essylwg 1 by the same margin they beat Oxford 1 in the first round (5.5-2.5). … Continue reading

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Update – Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2011-12: Horsham 1 – Uckfield 1

After a few days consideration, my opponent conceded that the final position from our game is drawn. The match is therefore decided 4-1 in Horsham’s favour.

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