Battling display but Horfield B fall in the final minutes (26/09/17)

White to play on Board 2.  Is there a way through after black plays Bd5? Tuesday morning and I wake to realise my cold is worse than before. I really do not want to play tonight but I have no reserves and everyone would have to move up. Best to soldier on. However, we are …

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 …

Well earned win at Bath A bucks Horfield B’s confidence (20/09/17)

About as exciting as it got on board 5.  One for the purists as they say! Four years ago, we wrote: "...the Salisbury is a gem! Walk through the door and you travel back in time to a pub interior that hasn't changed since the 1970's: flowery carpets, old wooden tables, faux wood panelling on …

Horfield C continue strong start with edgy win over Thornbury (19/09/17)

Our first home match of the season and as the weather was fine I decided to drop myself and play tennis instead. However, I was there for the start and the end of the match so this report is a little disjointed. In the opening exchanges Matias went in hard from the start and it …

Lucky escape for Horfield B seals first points of the season (12/09/17)

An interesting position from a Nf6 Scandinavian on Board 5... A new season and a new time limit. Increments have arrived! The beauty of them is that it gets rid of those ridiculous time scrambles and matches being decided by the clock instead of by play. Anyway, that's the theory. First, though, you have to …