Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Darryl K Johansen
Number of games in database: 363
Years covered: 1979 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2387 (2399 rapid, 2344 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2510

Overall record: +149 -74 =140 (60.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (29) 
    A15 A10 A17 A16 A13
 King's Indian (25) 
    E94 E73 E92 E75 E71
 English, 1 c4 e5 (19) 
    A28 A25 A22 A21 A20
 Sicilian (16) 
    B23 B92 B40 B25 B47
 Reti System (12) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A30 A37 A34 A36
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B40 B22 B45 B46 B23
 French Defense (18) 
    C16 C04 C01 C02 C13
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    E00 A46 A40 E10 D02
 Sicilian Taimanov (14) 
    B45 B46 B49 B48 B47
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E40 E44 E21 E54 E38
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A30 A32 A34 A31 A36
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D K Johansen vs R Valenti, 2001 1-0
   T Farrand vs D K Johansen, 1980 0-1
   I Sokolov vs D K Johansen, 1992 0-1
   D K Johansen vs S Soylu, 2002 1-0
   Kudrin vs D K Johansen, 1982 0-1
   D Kopec vs D K Johansen, 1982 0-1

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   George Trundle Masters (2014)
   8th Asian Seniors 50+ Championship (2017)
   Queenstown Chess Classic (2012)
   BCF-ch (1983)
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   BCF-ch (1982)
   BCF-ch (1985)
   OHRA (1983)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   BCF-ch (1984)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Khanty-Mansiysk 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
   D K Johansen vs L McLaren (Oct-12-17) 1/2-1/2
   M Lodhi vs D K Johansen (Oct-12-17) 1/2-1/2

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Darryl K Johansen
Search Google for Darryl K Johansen
FIDE player card for Darryl K Johansen

(born Feb-04-1959, 62 years old) Australia

[what is this?]

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: 2019-02-04 05:58:30

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 363  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Handoko vs D K Johansen  1-02619793rd Asian Teams ChB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. D K Johansen vs I Rogers 0-1281980Australian Chess ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. T Farrand vs D K Johansen 0-1181980HastingsC25 Vienna
4. D K Johansen vs Jorge D Abreu  1-0511980Valletta OlympiadA28 English
5. D K Johansen vs S Fedder  ½-½621980Valletta OlympiadB50 Sicilian
6. A Rodriguez Cespedes vs D K Johansen  1-0381980Valletta OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
7. T Wedberg vs D K Johansen  1-0381980Valletta OlympiadB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. W Schmidt vs D K Johansen  ½-½221980Valletta OlympiadD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
9. D K Johansen vs O Borik  0-1431980Valletta OlympiadB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. Bellon Lopez vs D K Johansen  1-0251980Valletta OlympiadA00 Uncommon Opening
11. D K Johansen vs P Sangadsup  1-02019814th Asian Team-ch qual group 1A10 English
12. D Kopec vs D K Johansen 0-1481982Politiken CupC54 Giuoco Piano
13. Miles vs D K Johansen  1-0351982BCF-chD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. I R Watson vs D K Johansen  0-1491982BCF-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. D K Johansen vs David G Hackett  ½-½411982BCF-chC02 French, Advance
16. J Richardson vs D K Johansen  ½-½471982BCF-chA56 Benoni Defense
17. D K Johansen vs N Davies  1-0421982BCF-chB06 Robatsch
18. D K Johansen vs V Ravikumar  ½-½271982BCF-chE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
19. Watson vs D K Johansen 0-1371982BCF-chB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. D K Johansen vs S Taulbut  ½-½261982BCF-chC07 French, Tarrasch
21. Keene vs D K Johansen  ½-½271982BCF-chA04 Reti Opening
22. G Lee vs D K Johansen  ½-½211982BCF-chB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. D K Johansen vs P Littlewood  0-1241982BCF-chE92 King's Indian
24. Hebden vs D K Johansen  ½-½7219826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
25. W Shipman vs D K Johansen  0-13319826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 363  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Johansen wins | Johansen loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-26-03  Dougy: Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!
Sep-26-03  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

Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <Spitecheck; Ken MacGillivray> I believe Darryl Johansen and Leonid Sandler are going to play in the Auckland Open Tournament shortly.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.


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


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


Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Winner of Sydney Open 15-19 April 2009

Premium Chessgames Member
  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:

Jan-24-12  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.
Feb-04-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Darryl Johansen.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific player only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC