Category Archives: Club Knockout

Horsham Club Knockout 2021-22: Mansson – Higgs

Last night, I was up against Anthony Higgs in the semi-final of the club knockout. Our first attempt to decide the match ended as a draw, so we were back for a second game; this had been delayed for almost … 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 Knockout 2021-22: Thorndyke – Mansson

Last night I played Alex Thorndyke in Round Three of the Horsham Club Knockout. He drew White, and the game developed gradually in my favour, although he remained very much in the contest; however, an over-aggressive move in the endgame … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2021-22: Mansson – Taylor

Last Tuesday, I was up against Alex Taylor in the first round of the knockout. I drew White, and so, unsurprisingly, the Dragon Variation appeared on the board. I improved on our previous game with the theoretically recommended 16 Qh4; … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2019-20: Higgs – Mansson

In my last club game before the coronavirus-enforced shutdown of club and league chess, I played out a rather dull draw with Anthony Higgs. Possibly he could have made more of his pressure, but the game soon resolved into equality, … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2019-20: Heath – Mansson

I scored a decent win with Black against Chris Heath in the club longplay knockout. The game started as a typical Closed Sicilian, where I was able to equalise with accurate play. Later on, my opponent went wrong as we … Continue reading

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Horsham Club Knockout 2019-20: Mansson – Ashby

I got off to a winning started in the club knockout, winning with White against new club member Nick Ashby. He failed to find an effective plan as Black in a typical Maroczy Bind position; then several weak moves led … Continue reading

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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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