Category Archives: The Dutch Defence

Horsham Club Championship 2023-24: Edgson – Mansson

Last Tuesday was the eighth round of the club championship; I was up against Ian Edgson with the Black pieces. After a long struggle I managed to prevail. This gives me at least a share of the lead with 6.5 … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2015-16: Mansson – Kington

I was close to beating Paul Kington in our Horsham Club Championship game last Tuesday, but slipped up in a winning position, allowing him to escape with a draw.

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County Match (Open) 2015-16: Sussex – Essex

Last Saturday Sussex successfully overcame Essex at home, to get back on track following their disastrous loss in the first match of the season. My game was a draw in the end, although at several points I seemed to have … Continue reading

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County Match (U180) 2014-15: Sussex – Surrey

Three weeks ago I played in the Sussex U-180 team’s match against Surrey. We managed to score a fine 9.5-6.5 win and on a personal note I was pleased to record a win against Daniel Rosen, although I have to … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2014-15: Sussex – Kent

Prior to this season, I had not played Jerry Anstead for many years. Now, in the space of a few months, I have played him twice, both in county matches! Our most recent encounter was in the county match between … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2014-15: Mansson – Howard

Last night saw the first round of the standard play knockout competition at Horsham Chess Club. I was paired against Brian Howard. The game turned out to be a straightforward win for me, as my opponent grabbed a hot pawn … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2013-14: Sussex – Kent

Sussex were soundly beaten 10-6 by Kent in last weekend’s match at the Mick Jagger Center, Dartford. Kent’s grading advantage told in the top half of the team, where they outscored Sussex 6.5-1.5.

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4NCL Division 1 2012-13: e2e4.org.uk 1 – Cheddleton 1

The match on Sunday saw e2e4.org.uk 1 paired against Cheddleton 1. We were outgraded on every board, in most cases by a clear margin, so it was no surprise that we went down 6.5-1.5. Alexey Slavin and Peter Sowray managed … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Championship 2011-12: Mansson – Comley

I was pitted against Ian Comley last night in our club championship game. The course of the game was disastrous for my opponent. Following a lacklustre opening for both players, Ian unwisely decided to open the position, which backfired badly. … Continue reading

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Mid-Sussex League Division 1 2011-12: Crowborough 1 – Horsham 1

Horsham notched up a comfortable win against an under-strength Crowborough team last Friday. Gavin Lock secured a solid draw on board one against Peter Kemp, while Phil Stimpson, Peter Harbott and I all notched up wins. Dix Roberts was the … Continue reading

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