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Martin Johansson Sr
Number of games in database: 76
Years covered: 1960 to 1971

Overall record: +19 -16 =41 (52.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (13) 
    B43 B74 B33 B32 B89
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C83 C69 C78 C75 C96
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (11) 
    B93 B94 B20 B98 B73
 Queen's Indian (5) 
    E19 E17 E12
 Sicilian Najdorf (4) 
    B93 B98 B94
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E53 E39 E32 E54
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   M Johansson Sr vs Teschner, 1960 1-0

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(born Aug-06-1918, died Jul-1999, 80 years old) Sweden

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Martin Emanuel Johansson lived all his life in Norrhyttan (near Vikmanshyttan), Hedemora, Dalarna, Sweden. He was Swedish champion in 1966, and played for Sweden in the chess olympiads of 1960 (board 3), 1962 (board 1), 1964 (board 2: +7 =5 -1), 1966 (board 1: +4 =7 -5), 1968 (board 3), and 1970 (1st reserve). He also played correspondence chess, and was Swedish champion in this dicipline in 1950 and 1962.

Cf. Game vs Rudolf Teschner see

Last updated: 2017-07-10 06:48:52

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 78  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Johansson Sr vs Teschner 1-04119602nd European Team-ch qual. group 2C11 French
2. G Barcza vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½251960Leipzig ol (Men) qual-CA05 Reti Opening
3. Keres vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½641960StockholmD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. E E Book vs M Johansson Sr  1-0351960Stockholm 1960/61D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
5. Tal vs M Johansson Sr 1-0211961StockholmB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. Keres vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½38196219.12.62B98 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. O'Kelly vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½301962Varna ol (Men) qual-AE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
8. M Johansson Sr vs Botvinnik  ½-½411962Varna ol (Men) qual-AB10 Caro-Kann
9. Sliwa vs M Johansson Sr  1-0401962Varna ol (Men) fin-BA16 English
10. M Johansson Sr vs O Kinnmark  1-0411963Halle ZonalC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
11. M Johansson Sr vs Portisch  0-1251963Halle ZonalB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
12. I Kanko vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½201963Halle ZonalE81 King's Indian, Samisch
13. M Johansson Sr vs Ivkov  ½-½231963Halle ZonalB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. M Johansson Sr vs S Johannessen  1-0231963Halle ZonalB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
15. M Johansson Sr vs M Pavlov  ½-½281963Halle ZonalB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
16. M Johansson Sr vs Uhlmann  ½-½301963Halle ZonalC05 French, Tarrasch
17. I Johannsson vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½301963Halle ZonalA09 Reti Opening
18. S Hamann vs M Johansson Sr  0-1371963Halle ZonalB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
19. M Johansson Sr vs Larsen  ½-½571963Halle ZonalB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
20. M Johansson Sr vs Robatsch  0-1291963Halle ZonalC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
21. J H Donner vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½301963Halle ZonalE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
22. H Westerinen vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½301963Halle ZonalB41 Sicilian, Kan
23. M Johansson Sr vs B Malich  ½-½301963Halle ZonalB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
24. P Trifunovic vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½201963Halle ZonalD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
25. Doda vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½201963Halle ZonalA00 Uncommon Opening
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  Tabanus: Who is Martin Johansson Jr?
Jul-10-17  Retireborn: <Tab> Chessbase Big 2002 does know of two Martin Johanssons, both Swedish, one born in 1918, no dates for the other, but he was playing in 1997 with a rating of 2430.

The other is not labelled Jr, which may suggest they were not related.

However, I cannot rule out them being the same person, especially as 365 and ChessTempo do not have any Martin Johansson games after 1997.

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  Tabanus: <Retireborn> Thanks! He's not in the FIDE ratings site. The Swedish bio says Martin J. stopped playing chess in 1970, but possibly he continued with corr. chess (he was Swedish corr. chess champion already in 1950). I'll try to find out later - cf. the 1971 games.
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  Tabanus: Hmm. The Eskilstuna 1971 player is him. After that, I cannot find any 2000+ rated Martin Johansson in the old Swedish rating lists at I suspect he played occasionally even until 1997.
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  Tabanus: <I suspect he played occasionally even until 1997.> No...

See, the 1997 player is (1881 rated) Marcus Johansson (probably) or Jan-Erik Johansson.

Jul-10-17  Retireborn: <Tab> Looking again, I see that CB 2002 does attribute some games played in 1938 to the not-Sr player. It does seem possible that they are in a muddle, and the Sr label was only ever a CB mistake which has been copied by others.
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  Tabanus: <Rb> Yes. I do find another Martin Johansson, but it seems he is/was only about 1500 rated (and possibly with no games here). The ChessTempo corr. games 1989 and 1992 <may> be by our man. Swedish Ch Luleň 1980 games are by Mikael Johansson, see
Jul-10-17  Retireborn: <Tabanus> Thanks for that link, some interesting stuff on there. Wish I could be more help, but good luck with sorting out the Martins.
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