Category Archives: Club Championship

Horsham Club Championship 2019-20: Roberts – Mansson

My third club championship game of the season, against regular opponent Dix Roberts, ended in a draw by repetition. As Black I not only equalised, but also gained the initiative. However, I didn’t make full use of my chances and … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2019-20: Higgs – Mansson

I followed up my win against Alex Taylor in the club championship with a draw as Black against Anthony Higgs. An unorthodox opening saw us reach an endgame that was favourable for Black; however, I misplayed the position and gave … 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 Championship 2018-19: Mansson – Bennet-Stevens

My campaign in the Rook this year ended with a draw against one of our most promising junior players, Lucy Bennet-Stevens. If I had won, I would have finished equal on points with Phil Stimpson, although he would have been … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2018-19: Mansson – Higgs

Last Tuesday I played my club championship game against Anthony Higgs. I was White and my opponent choses the Czech Benoni as his defence against 1 d4. He made several provocative but possibly dubious moves, which allowed me to build … Continue reading

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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 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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Horsham Club Championship 2018-19: Mansson – Richardson

I scored a quick as White against Paul Richardson in the club championship. My opponent made the mistake of both not casting, and then creating a weakness that I could exploit to open the position decisively.

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Horsham Club Championship 2018-19: Mansson – Roberts

I have always had tough games against Dix Roberts, and our game in this season’s club championship was no exception. I obtained a decent position out of the opening, but lost control of the position; in the resulting play I … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2018-19: A.Taylor – Mansson

Following my disappointing draw in my first Club Championship game, it was good to get back on track with a win. Playing Black against Alex Taylor, I obtained a better engame after 15 moves; although he defended well for a … Continue reading

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