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Svein Johannessen
Number of games in database: 158
Years covered: 1955 to 2005
Last FIDE rating: 2273
Overall record: +45 -50 =63 (48.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Oct-17-1937, died Nov-27-2007, 70 years old) Norway

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Svein Johannessen was Nordic champion in 1959 and won the Norwegian Championship in 1959, 1962, 1970 and 1973. He won the Scandanavian Championship in 1960. The IM title was awarded to him in 1961.

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 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 158  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Johannessen vs K Lloyd  1-0321955Wch U20 prel-BA21 English
2. S Schweber vs S Johannessen  0-1501955Wch U20 prel-BA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
3. S Johannessen vs Portisch  ½-½261955Wch U20 prel-BC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
4. Tringov vs S Johannessen  1-0291955Wch U20 prel-BC77 Ruy Lopez
5. Mednis vs S Johannessen  1-0431955Wch U20 final-AC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
6. S Johannessen vs M Farre  0-1291955Wch U20 final-AE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
7. Portisch vs S Johannessen  1-0351955Wch U20 final-AB10 Caro-Kann
8. Tringov vs S Johannessen  1-0391955Wch U20 final-AB10 Caro-Kann
9. Spassky vs S Johannessen  1-0291955Wch U20 final-AD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Smyslov vs S Johannessen 1-0411956Moscow ol (Men) qual-AC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
11. S Johannessen vs R Dworzynski  0-1421956Moscow ol (Men) fin-BC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
12. S Johannessen vs P Ravn  ½-½351957corrE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
13. Sliwa vs S Johannessen  ½-½611959RigaE70 King's Indian
14. S Johannessen vs I Nei  1-0391959RigaE70 King's Indian
15. Tal vs S Johannessen 1-0271959RigaD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. S Johannessen vs Gipslis  0-1431959RigaA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. S Johannessen vs E E Book  ½-½301960Leipzig ol (Men) qual-AA07 King's Indian Attack
18. Uhlmann vs S Johannessen  1-0571960Leipzig ol (Men) qual-AA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
19. M Bobotsov vs S Johannessen  ½-½381960Leipzig ol (Men) qual-AD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. Gligoric vs S Johannessen  ½-½301960Leipzig ol (Men) qual-AC70 Ruy Lopez
21. S Johannessen vs Sliwa  1-0471960Leipzig ol (Men) fin-BE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
22. S Johannessen vs M Aaron  1-0471960Leipzig ol (Men) fin-BB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
23. Larsen vs S Johannessen 1-0581960Berg en Dal zt-AA84 Dutch
24. Tal vs S Johannessen ½-½401960StockholmA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
25. S Johannessen vs E E Book  ½-½261960Stockholm 1960/61B41 Sicilian, Kan
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Apr-25-05  Karpova: S Johannessen vs R Markus, 1995

i doubt that a 58 year old man played in an U16 olympiad...

Mar-05-06  DeepBlade: Special Guest or something?

He is gonna be player of the day someday, mark my words!

Jan-15-10  Stolberg: Johannessen died Nov 27 2007
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  Tabanus: Řystein Brekke's book about Johannessen came in 2009 (Norsk Sjakkforlag, 264 pages). It was well received.

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