Third big win in a row puts Horfield A in a strong position (07/11/12)

On board 6, Black missed a beautiful checkmate after white blundered with f2 x e3 on the last move.  Black to play and mate in 4. Having won all 5 of his games this season prior to this match, Alex was promoted to board 1, and quickly continued his form, first winning an exchange and …

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Horfield B continue to defy the odds (31/10/17)

For the second week in a row, Jon Fisher over pushed in a better position with the unsound 13...Qxh3?? White immediate wins the d4 knight and subsequently the game For the first time this season we outgraded our opponents, but not by much, 6 points. It started badly for Clifton when their board 4 failed …

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 …

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, …