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Leif Erlend Johannessen
  
Number of games in database: 414
Years covered: 1995 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2496 (2468 rapid, 2518 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2564

Overall record: +149 -94 =157 (56.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 14 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (32) 
    E32 E21 E53 E39 E33
 King's Indian (23) 
    E60 E99 E91 E77 E94
 Slav (20) 
    D15 D17 D12 D11 D16
 Queen's Indian (15) 
    E15 E12 E13 E16 E17
 Queen's Gambit Declined (13) 
    D35 D31 D06 D38 D30
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D85 D72 D86 D82 D78
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (26) 
    C18 C05 C02 C03 C01
 Ruy Lopez (23) 
    C78 C92 C97 C91 C63
 Sicilian (21) 
    B33 B30 B31 B23 B42
 Caro-Kann (20) 
    B12 B18 B19 B14 B13
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D30 D37 D31 D35
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E32 E48 E34 E47 E58
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L E Johannessen vs Nakamura, 2002 1-0
   Beliavsky vs L E Johannessen, 2002 0-1
   L E Johannessen vs Shirov, 2004 1/2-1/2
   L E Johannessen vs V Meijers, 2004 1-0
   L E Johannessen vs Carlsen, 2005 1-0
   R Swinkels vs L E Johannessen, 2011 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Excelsior Cup (2004)
   1st Malmo Masters (2003)
   Midnight Sun Chess Challenge (2006)
   Norwegian Championship (2005)
   Norwegian Championship (2006)
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
   Fagernes GM Open (2014)
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   20th European Club Cup (2004)
   17th European Team Championship (2009)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

RECENT GAMES:
   B Predojevic vs L E Johannessen (Mar-04-17) 1/2-1/2
   Navara vs L E Johannessen (Dec-19-15) 1-0, rapid
   L E Johannessen vs E Alekseev (Dec-19-15) 0-1, rapid
   D Bocharov vs L E Johannessen (Dec-18-15) 1-0, blitz
   L E Johannessen vs M Ragger (Dec-18-15) 1-0, blitz

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LEIF ERLEND JOHANNESSEN
(born Apr-14-1980, 37 years old) Norway

[what is this?]
International Master (1999); Grandmaster (2002).

Johannessen was 2nd at the 1999 Norwegian Championship after losing a blitz tiebreaker to the winner Berge Ostenstad, =2nd at the Norwegian Championships 2001 behind Einar J Gausel and 3rd at the Norwegian Championship (2005), a half point behind joint leaders Simen Agdestein and Magnus Carlsen. He won the 2001 Norwegian Open Championship. His best results in other events have been =1st at the Bermuda Festival 2002 alongside Hikaru Nakamura and Giovanni Vescovi, =1st at the United Insurance 2002 (Dhaka), 1st at the OSS GM 2002 (Oslo), 1st at the Excelsior Cup (2004) and at the Politiken Cup in 2004, and =1st at the Midnight Sun Chess Challenge (2006).

He represented Norway in:

- the Children's Olympiad in 1995

- the Olympiads of 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008

- European Team Championships of 2005, 2009 and 2011 and

- the Four Nations Chess Challenge (between Norway, Latvia, Sweden and England) where he won individual gold for the men's 2nd board.

Johannessen has played with his team Oslo Schakselskap in the European Club Cup since 2004, apart from 2008 and 2009. In national leagues, he has participated in the Norway team championship since 2001 and in the Bundesliga since 2002. He has also played in the national leagues of Portugal and Iceland and in the 4NCL.

He is one of the organizer's nominees to play in the World Cup (2013), representing his first foray into the World Championship cycle. He lost to his first round opponent, Hungarian super-GM Peter Leko and was eliminated from the event.

He was coached by Simen Agdestein. He is a columnist at the <Norsk Sjakkblad> and is a lawyer by trade.

Wikipedia article: Leif Erlend Johannessen; http://www.chessnc.com/biography/pe...


 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 414  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L E Johannessen vs R Markus 1-0121995Olympiad (under 16)A87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
2. S Williams vs L E Johannessen  ½-½491995Canaries ol U16A19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
3. L E Johannessen vs V Malakhov 0-1251995Canaries ol U16A50 Queen's Pawn Game
4. R Djurhuus vs L E Johannessen  0-1701999Ch Norway, Gausdal (Norway)C18 French, Winawer
5. L E Johannessen vs K Lie  ½-½401999Ch Norway, Gausdal (Norway)A43 Old Benoni
6. L E Johannessen vs B Ostenstad  ½-½421999Ch Norway, Gausdal (Norway)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. E J Gausel vs L E Johannessen  ½-½81999Ch Norway, Gausdal (Norway)E17 Queen's Indian
8. L E Johannessen vs O Dannevig  1-0341999Ch Norway, Gausdal (Norway)E60 King's Indian Defense
9. A Groenn vs L E Johannessen  0-1581999Ch Norway, Gausdal (Norway)A14 English
10. L E Johannessen vs O Hole  1-0371999Ch Norway, Gausdal (Norway)D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. L E Johannessen vs F Elsness  1-0301999Ch Norway, Gausdal (Norway)D72 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line
12. F Christenson vs L E Johannessen  0-1281999Ch Norway, Gausdal (Norway)E12 Queen's Indian
13. A Flaata vs L E Johannessen  0-1312000Ostlandserien 99/00A07 King's Indian Attack
14. L E Johannessen vs H Marks  1-0342000Reykjavik op19E30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
15. Grischuk vs L E Johannessen  1-0332000Reykjavik op19C02 French, Advance
16. L E Johannessen vs J Kleinert  1-0272000Reykjavik op19D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
17. B Thorfinnsson vs L E Johannessen  0-1372000Reykjavik op19E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
18. L E Johannessen vs L Christiansen 0-1422000Reykjavik op19A50 Queen's Pawn Game
19. S Kristjansson vs L E Johannessen  1-0392000Reykjavik op19C18 French, Winawer
20. L E Johannessen vs R Schnabel  1-0422000Reykjavik op19A81 Dutch
21. S Steindorsson vs L E Johannessen 0-1272000Reykjavik op19A10 English
22. L E Johannessen vs E Agrest  ½-½472000Reykjavik op19A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
23. Aarland vs L E Johannessen  1-0342000BergenE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
24. L E Johannessen vs C Hanley  1-0422000BergenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. F Schuetzhold vs L E Johannessen  0-1262000BergenA03 Bird's Opening
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 414  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-27-05  Karpova: this guy is the boyfriend of Elisabeth Paehtz, i think
Dec-09-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Robin01: We need a bio. Does anyone know where this person originates from or has migrated to?
Dec-09-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Robin01: <this guy is the boyfriend of Elisabeth Paehtz> Some guys have all the luck.
Dec-09-05  WMD: Some people need their eyes tested.
Dec-09-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Robin01: A soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
Johann von Goeth
Dec-09-05  MoonlitKnight: Leif Erlend Johannessen (2564) is a 25-year-old GM from Norway, and a former student at Simen Agdestein's chess school. Generally considered Norway's third strongest player (behind Agdestein and Carlsen), this ambitious young player's greatest tournament success so far was his victory at Excelsior Cup 2004 with 7/9. He has also been successful in the German Bundesliga, playing for Werder Bremen. His 18.Nb5!! against Shirov in last year's Bundesliga was awarded as the most important theoretical novelty in Chess Informant 92.
Dec-09-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <MoonlitKnight> That game vs. Shirov is not in the database, the only one i found is Shirov vs L E Johannessen, 2005. Do you have the PGN for it?
Dec-09-05  MoonlitKnight: I just uploaded it. Johannessen only managed to draw the game, even though 18.Nb5 yielded him a winning advantage. Meanwhile, here it is:

[Event "Bundesliga 0405"]
[Site "Germany"]
[Date "2004.11.12"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Johannessen,Leif Erlend"]
[Black "Shirov,Alexei"]
[Result "1/2"]
[Eco "D17"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Qc7 8.g3 e5 9.dxe5 Nxe5 10.Bf4 Nfd7 11.Bg2 g5 12.Ne3 gxf4 13.Nxf5 0-0-0 14.Qc2 Nc5 15.0-0 Ne6 16.Qe4 fxg3 17.hxg3 a5 18.Nb5 cxb5 19.axb5 Nc5 20.Qe3 Ng4 21.Qc3 Qe5 22.Qf3 Qe4 23.Qxe4 Nxe4 24.Bxe4 Bb4 25.Rfd1 Kc7 26.Kg2 Kb6 27.Rac1 h5 28.e3 Ne5 29.Bd5 Rd7 30.f4 Rhd8 31.e4 Ng4 32.Kf3 Kxb5 33.Ne3 Nxe3 34.Kxe3 1/2

Dec-09-05  Resignation Trap: Our Player of the Day was at the "good" end of a "Life's Most Embarrassing Moments".

I often find it difficult to solve "Find the Best Move" puzzles. For those of us endowed with natural skills at the other end of the scale, I give you this:

White to Play. Find the Worst Move!


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Still can't find it? The solution can be found with White's 69th move in this game: Beliavsky vs L E Johannessen, 2002 .

Dec-09-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Thanks, <RT>!!

I have to admit, I didn't find it. I won't post the "solution" so as to leave a challenge for finer minds.

Dec-09-05  percyblakeney: Pretty... :-)
Jan-04-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Appaz: Johannessen is so far doing a nice job in Rilton Cup http://www.stockholmschack.nu/rilto... with 5.5 of 7, and sharing first. He is playing Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez later today.

<WMD> And some people should use more than their eyes.

Jan-04-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Appaz: Johannessen is playing very good against Lopez: http://www.stockholmschack.nu/live/...

He spent a lot of time in the opening and saced a pawn, but the investment seems to have paid off. After <18.- d4> he looks to have a very strong position.

Jan-04-06  hintza: Ah yes, the Rilton Cup. I happen to know one of the participants.
Jan-04-06  Karpova: <hintza> which one of them do you know?
Jan-04-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Appaz: <hintza> May I ask you wich of the players?

<43.- Kd8> Johannessen may have a difficult job in a rook ending with only one pawn up.

Jan-04-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Appaz: Johannessen only got a draw. I think he must have gone wrong someplace.
Jul-10-06  blingice: <WMD: Some people need their eyes tested.>

I agree...

Jun-03-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Born Apr-14-1980

Bios:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leif_E...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leif_E...
http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leif_E...

chess-boxing: http://www1.nrk.no/nett-tv/klipp/30...

May-16-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: http://www.tromso2014.no/profiles_l...
Jul-04-13  waustad: Today he won a miniature against Atle Groenn at the Norwegian Championships. Here is the live link hat should work for a day: http://www.sjakk-live.com/
Jul-24-15  BIDMONFA: Leif Erlend Johannessen

JOHANNESSEN, Leif E.
http://www.bidmonfa.com/johannessen...
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