The first couple of rounds of the Horsham Chess Club Quickplay Knockout were played on the 20th September. It has become customary to play the first two rounds like this en masses to ensure that the competition gets moving.
I was paired against Roger Waddingham in Round One. As usual, he played his “King’s Fianchetto Against Anything With Both Colours” system. In both games – you play each other once with Black and White – I managed to build up an advantage quickly, and was able to win without any great difficultly, apart, of course, from the pressure of the clock.
I give the games below with some notes.