Close fought battle but Horfield B’s luck eventually runs out (17/10/17)

On board 4, Horfield's Jon Fisher with white got a strong position but misjudged a sacrifice (20. Rxf5??) to lose all his initiative and ultimately the game. Outgraded again, but just by an average of 10 points this time. Still, we don't worry about things like that any more. As long as we beat them …

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Horfield D slowly start to climb Division 3 (17/10/17)

Another curate's egg performance from the D team. Graham and Mike seemed always to have preferable and improving prospects but Lee was in an aggressive mood from the outset. By eight o'clock his unsheltered white king appeared a casual onlooker as the pawns threw themselves on the enemy ; alas the assault backfired. Peter however …

Plug pulled on Horfield D in Bath (11/10/17)

With five players assigned to one vehicle, plus two unusual pick-up points, it can be fairly said that this time our travel arrangements were better co-ordinated than our pieces. Mike Jennings is exempted from this criticism and he was first to finish, in good style. Meanwhile in an overwhelming position Prakash carelessly touched a knight, …

Dominant Horfield C head towards the top of Division 2 (10/10/17)

A rapidly deteriorating position forced an early resignation on Board 2, setting Horfield C on the road to a big win against Grendal Horfield 'C' marches on with another fantastic result. Nigel played a modern defence, ignored his opponents king side aggression and opened up the queen side. His strong knight proved decisive and his …

Horfield A secure important win over tough Bath A side (10/10/17)

I didn’t catch much of Aaron’s game against David on board 1. I understand that the middlegame position was perhaps defensible for Aaron but ultimately proved too difficult against David’s accurate play. On board 2 Alex’s opponent went a bit astray in the opening, allowing the exchange of his good bishop in a Dutch setup. …

Shock win at the cricket club keep Horfield B top of the league (03/10/17)

With less than a minute remaining, Mike Harris played the ice cool exf and went on to seal a vital and impressive win. We travelled to Downend in the unusual and unlikely position of league leaders, by virtue of having played one more match than Downend A and having half a point better goal difference. …

Horfield A kick on with comfortable win at Clifton B (21/09/17)

On Board 3, Mike Harris quickly put his opponent to the sword in 22 moves using yet another "unconventional" opening... On board 1, Aaron built a very threatening position against Chris’s Modern Defence. However, Chris was able to make it complicated with a timely e5 break, and although black’s position looked on the verge of …