Category Archives: The Symmetrical English

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

Horsham 1 finished the season with a good win against Brighton 1. On a personal note, it was disappointing to finish with a loss. However, Luke Rutherford is a formidible opponent, and at least this time I made more of … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Quickplay Knockout 2017-18: Mansson – Comley

My second round match was played on the same night as the first. I was up against Ian Comly and it was a tougher, tenser affair than the first. I managed to win 1.5-0.5, but not without some difficult moments.

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Horsham Club Championship 2015-16: Comley – Mansson

The Symmetrical English is an opening that does not have the most exciting of reputations. However, there are plenty of opportunities to break the symmetry and create an interesting position. The following game is a good example, as play becomes … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2015-16: Richardson – Mansson

Last Tuesday I played by Club Championship game against Paul Richardson. It was a tough encounter, which was only decide deep in the endgame. The finish was neat, as Black found a way to give up his extra pawn in … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2015-16: Roberts – Mansson

I was able to get in one more club championship game before Christmas, this time against Dix Roberts. Ultimately, the result of the game was disappointing for me, as I achieved a winning position but was unable to push my … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2014-15: Kington – Mansson

At the start of this month, I played my Horsham club championship game against Paul Kington. Paul has a reputation for being hard to beat, so I was pleased to score a victory against him, especially as I had the … Continue reading

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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2013-14: Horsham 1 – Knoll Knights

Horsham 1 suffered a convincing defeat 1.5-3.5 at home on Tuesday night against Knoll Knights. The visitors won the lower boards with a clean sweep (3-0), so a win and draw on the top two boards was not nearly enough … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Quickplay Knockout 2012-13: Mansson – Harris

Following on from my match against Anthony Higgs, I took on Mick Harris in round 3.

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Horsham Club Quickplay Knockout 2012-13: Mansson – Higgs

Last Tuesday I was successful in reaching in the semi-final of the Horsham Chess Club Quickplay Knockout. I won two matches, the first against Anthony Higgs, and the second against Mick Harris. I’ll look at the games from the first … Continue reading

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

Horsham 1 suffered a comprehensive defeat in its match away against Lewes 1 last night. A full report can be found here. My game against Lim Zhuo Ren was disappointing. Although I was pessimistic about my position during the game, … Continue reading

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