Category Archives: Club Knockout

Horsham Club Knockout 2018-19: Higgs – Mansson

I managed to win the final of the knockout competition, following a tough game against Anthony Higgs. The game started with an unusual opening; both players found reasonable moves for a while, until an exchange of mistakes saw Anthony get … 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 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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Horsham Club Knockout 2018-19: Mansson – Helliwell

I played my first competitive game of the chess season last Tuesday, against Peter Helliwell in the Knockout. The game itself was one-sided, as Peter chose an inferior line of the Dragon and soon went down in flames.

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Horsham Club Knockout 2017-18: Mansson – Forster

The knockout final was finally decided in the fourth game. I was White and built up a strong attacking position. However, I allowed my opponent to create a blockade, when chances were balanced. Then, after mistakes on both side, I … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2017-18: Forster – Mansson

After two games at the normal time control (80 minutes + 10 second increment), the knockout final went to a faster time limit (25 minutes + 5 second increment). As before, it was sudden death, but another game wound be … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2017-18: Mansson – Forster

My first replay against Mike Forster in the knockout final also ended in a draw. Out of the opening I had a slight advantage, but expanded too quickly on the queenside, allowing my opponent to generate counterplay. Later, after some … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2017-18: Forster – Mansson

Last Tuesday, I played against Mike Forster in the final of the knockout. The game was a draw, so we will have to arrange a replay. I obtained as good position as Black and was able to build up some … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2017-18: Mansson – Roberts

I started the New Year with an interesting game against Dix Roberts in the club knockout. I tried a new line in the opening against my opponent’s Taimanov Sicilian, which led to an unclear position. I then let my position … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2017-18: Mansson – Harbott

I had a straightforward win in round three of the club knockout last knight. I had a bye in round two, as did many of the competitors, due to the numbers in the competition. I was paired against Peter Harbott … Continue reading

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