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