Author Archives: James Mansson

Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2021-22: Horsham 1 – Lewes 1

Horsham 1 completed its league season with a good win away at Lewes. The final score was 3-1 in our favour, as we won on the bottom two boards and drew on the top two.

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Horsham Club Championship 2021-22: Taylor – Mansson

My club championship game against Alex Taylor featured an intriguing endgame, where I had a queen against a bishop, but his pawns were all easily defended by his bishop, and moreover he had a protected passed pawn on the seventh … Continue reading

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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2021-22: Horsham 1 – Eastbourne 1

Last night, the Horsham first team scored a decisive win over their Eastbourne counterparts, notching up four wins in the four board match. My game against Paul Carpenter was only the third time I’ve actually played him in all the … Continue reading

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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2021-22: Horsham 1 – Brighton 1

Last Tuesday, Horham 1 suffered a disappointing loss against a slightly weakened Brighton 1 side (Geoff James was ill). Mark Broom was defeated on board two by Calum Salmons, while the efforts of the other Horsham players only yielded three … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2021-22: Higgs – Mansson

I played Anthony Higgs in the semi-final of the club knockout last Tuesday. The game ended in a draw, so we will need to have a replay in the near future. As it happens, I was lucky to escape with … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2021-22: Heath – Mansson

Last Tuesday I had a tough game against Chris Heath in the club championships. The game developed in my favour at first, as my opponent’s Grand Prix Attack didn’t seem to be going anywhere. However, I started to play indifferently, … Continue reading

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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2021-22: Horsham 1 – Worthing 1

Last night, Horsham 1 made a successful trip to Worthing to play Worthing’s first (and this year only) team.

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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2021-22: Horsham 1 – Hastings 2

Horsham 1, not entirely surprisingly, did rather better against Hastings 2 than Hastings 1. Mike Forster secured a quick win with the Evans Gambit on board four, I managed to build up and convert a dominating position on board three, … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2021-22: Sussex – Middlesex

I played in the Sussex home match against Middlesex last Saturday. The match was complicated for all concerned with general traffic issues affecting the area. The boards and pieces arrived with minutes to spare, while a number of players, particularly … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Quickplay Knockout 2021-22: Mansson – Harbott

I was up against Peter Harbott in the Semi-Final of the quickplay knockout. In the end it was a fairly straightforward 2-0 win, although there were a few nervy moments in the second game in particular.

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