Horfield D pick up again with solid win over Clifton C (27/02/18)

A well-matched encounter wherein the balance of good fortune fell to the home side. Jonathan opened up with characteristic initiative, soon having the exposed Black king facing 2 rooks and an advanced pawn spike ; but Oleskii calmly held him off and looked set for a trip to the bank with extra material - until …

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Horfield go out on penalties in Minor KO Cup semi final (20/02/18)

As Carlsen repeatedly demonstrates stamina is vital in chess at all levels, and in this very tight match Clevedon came with the greater supply of it. Prakash and Peter did what I was hoping for, but Louis and myself missed taking full points that were definitely available. (Louis didn't help himself by arriving late.) Both …

Horfield A continue in fine form against Downend B (06/02/18)

On board 4, Derek Pugh complicated early with 16. Nxe6.  He went on to win in 39 moves. We’ve been riding our luck recently, and this match probably had a slightly flattering scoreline, but we’re very happy to negotiate another potentially tricky match successfully. Taking it board by board: On 1, Aaron appeared to equalise …

Horfield D squeak full points in tough encounter (30/01/18)

The closeness of this match is reflected in the score. Jonathan got us off to the ideal start, winning in less than 30 minutes. I didn't see his game but he kept an immaculate record. Sam battled on in a difficult position from the opening but it ultimately proved unsustainable. Alan agreed an early, understandable …