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Darryl K Johansen
Number of games in database: 263
Years covered: 1979 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2345 (2430 rapid, 2344 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2510

Overall record: +113 -52 =98 (61.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (24) 
    A15 A10 A13 A17 A12
 King's Indian (18) 
    E94 E73 E75 E92 E71
 English, 1 c4 e5 (12) 
    A22 A28 A21 A25 A20
 Reti System (10) 
    A04 A06
 Sicilian (9) 
    B23 B92 B46 B53 B80
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A30 A37 A36 A34
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (41) 
    B40 B45 B30 B23 B22
 French Defense (15) 
    C16 C04 C02 C01 C03
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    E00 D02 A46 A40 A41
 Nimzo Indian (9) 
    E40 E44 E54 E21 E49
 Sicilian Taimanov (9) 
    B45 B46 B49 B48 B47
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A30 A32 A34 A31
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D K Johansen vs R Valenti, 2001 1-0
   D K Johansen vs S Soylu, 2002 1-0
   T Farrand vs D K Johansen, 1980 0-1
   Kudrin vs D K Johansen, 1982 0-1
   I Sokolov vs D K Johansen, 1992 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Queenstown Chess Classic (2012)
   George Trundle Masters (2014)
   8th Asian Seniors 50+ Championship (2017)
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)

   🏆 8th Asian Seniors 50+ Championship
   D K Johansen vs P Chan (Oct-15-17) 1-0
   B R Watson vs D K Johansen (Oct-14-17) 0-1
   E Bagamasbad vs D K Johansen (Oct-13-17) 1-0
   M Lodhi vs D K Johansen (Oct-12-17) 1/2-1/2
   D K Johansen vs L McLaren (Oct-12-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-04-1959, 59 years old) Australia

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Darryl Keith Johansen is Australia's 2nd Grandmaster after Ian Rogers (and excluding Walter Shawn Browne) and has been one of Australia's top players for the last 30 years. He was born in Melbourne, Australia. He was awarded the IM title in 1982 and the GM title in 1995.

Tournaments: Johansen was Australian Junior champion in 1977, 12 times Victorian champion, and 6 times Australian champion, most recently in 2012. Other tournament victories include the Doeberl Cup (4 times), the Australian Masters in 2001, the Auckland Open in 2004, the 2007 Nelson Open in New Zealand, =1st at the South Island Championship New Zealand in 2008 (2nd on countback behind Murray Chandler), and the 2009 Sydney International Open. Johansen competed in 14 Olympiads for Australia between 1980 and 2008, usually on board 2 and won the Australian Grand Prix on 5 occasions, in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995 and 1996. In 2012, he won the Queenstown Chess Classic (2012) with 7.5/9 (+7 -1 =1), and the 2012 Fiji International Open Chess Championships with 9/9. In 2014, he was =1st (2nd on tiebreak) at the George Trundle Masters and in October 2014 won the South Island Championship with 7.5/8.

World Championship competition: Johansen won the 2002 Oceanic Zonal that was held in Fiji, qualifying him for the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004) in Tripoli, where he lost to Mikhail Gurevich in the first round, 1.5-0.5. He also competed in the 2005 Oceania Zonal in New Zealand.

Rating Johansen's peak rating was 2531 in April 2002.

Wikipedia article: Darryl Johansen

Last updated 4 April 2015

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 263  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Handoko vs D K Johansen  1-02619793rd Asian Teams ChB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. T Farrand vs D K Johansen 0-1181980HastingsC25 Vienna
3. D K Johansen vs I Rogers 0-1281980Australian Chess ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. W Schmidt vs D K Johansen  ½-½221980Chess OlympiadD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
5. D K Johansen vs P Sangadsup  1-02019814th Asian Team ChA10 English
6. W Shipman vs D K Johansen  0-1331982Lloyds Bank opD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Miles vs D K Johansen  1-0351982BCF-chD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. Hebden vs D K Johansen  ½-½7219826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
9. Keene vs D K Johansen  1-03919826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE49 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System
10. Kudrin vs D K Johansen 0-13619826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
11. G Hjorth vs D K Johansen  1-0261983Novag Commonwealth chA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
12. Chandler vs D K Johansen 0-1461983Novag Commonwealth chB32 Sicilian
13. J van Baarle vs D K Johansen  1-0481983OHRAB40 Sicilian
14. D K Johansen vs F Borm  0-1421983OHRAA04 Reti Opening
15. J Horner vs D K Johansen  0-1561983BCF-chB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
16. D Kopec vs D K Johansen  ½-½2519837th Lloyds Bank opB30 Sicilian
17. Ivkov vs D K Johansen  1-0391984NouroE10 Queen's Pawn Game
18. D K Johansen vs I Rogers  ½-½91984D05-2 NuoroD05 Queen's Pawn Game
19. D K Johansen vs Keene 1-04119842nd Commonwealth-chB06 Robatsch
20. K Spraggett vs D K Johansen  1-03219842nd Commonwealth-chA21 English
21. D K Johansen vs Smejkal  ½-½331984Chess OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
22. D K Johansen vs Spassky 0-1301984Chess OlympiadA48 King's Indian
23. D K Johansen vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½731984Chess OlympiadB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. E Schiller vs D K Johansen 0-1411985London (England)C15 French, Winawer
25. D K Johansen vs Speelman  0-1451985BCF-chB53 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-26-03  Dougy: Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!
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  Ken MacGillivray: Hi Dougy, are you the guy who delivers pizzas.By the way Johansen has won the Australian championship for a record 5th. time after defeating Nick Speck in a play off match 2 1/2 - 1/2
Nov-09-03  talmax: <Ken MacGillivray: By the way Johansen has won the Australian championship for a record 5th. time after defeating Nick Speck in a play off match 2 1/2 - 1/2>

Nick writes a great article on the Play-Off Match, together with analysis of the first two games. The article is in the latest edition of "Australian Chess" (November/December 2003) available at

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  Benzol: <Spitecheck; Ken MacGillivray> I believe Darryl Johansen and Leonid Sandler are going to play in the Auckland Open Tournament shortly.
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  Benzol: This should be the link to the site.

Jan-18-04  Bluebird: The Auckland Open 2004 starts today.
Live games from the tournament can be accessed at
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  Benzol: Final Standings in the Auckland Open 2004.

<AdrianP> Adrian have a look at the position of Puchen Wang.

Jan-24-04  Spitecheck: Missing a few IM's this line up, Johansen (only by mathematical rating mind you) is a shark swimming amongst a school of guppies.


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  Benzol: <Spitecheck> Johansen looked a little shaky at the start of the tournament.
Feb-04-06  BIDMONFA: Darryl K Johansen


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  Benzol: Congratulations to Darryl on finishing 1st= with Stephen Solomon in the third George Trundle NZ Masters Tt.


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  Tabanus: Winner of Sydney Open 15-19 April 2009

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  GrahamClayton: At the 2010 Sydney International Open, Johansen lost his opening round game against Alan Ansell after his opponent made an illegal knight move that was not corrected:

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  twinlark: Congratulations to GM Johansen for winning the Queenstown Classic! Well done, coming off winning the 2012 Australian Championship, and a most welcome return to form.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Darryl Johansen.
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