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Darryl K Johansen
D K Johansen 
Number of games in database: 428
Years covered: 1979 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2387 (2399 rapid, 2344 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2510

Overall record: +173 -86 =169 (60.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (32) 
    A15 A10 A17 A16 A13
 King's Indian (31) 
    E94 E73 E92 E75 E71
 English, 1 c4 e5 (21) 
    A28 A25 A22 A21 A20
 Sicilian (18) 
    B23 B25 B80 B82 B46
 Reti System (13) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English, 1 c4 c5 (11) 
    A30 A37 A35 A36 A34
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (59) 
    B22 B40 B45 B46 B30
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    E00 D02 E10 A46 A41
 French Defense (23) 
    C16 C04 C15 C02 C01
 Sicilian Taimanov (15) 
    B45 B46 B47 B48 B49
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E40 E21 E44 E42 E20
 French Winawer (11) 
    C16 C15
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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
   D Kopec vs D K Johansen, 1982 0-1
   Kudrin vs D K Johansen, 1982 0-1
   R E Chavez Monterrosa vs D K Johansen, 2008 0-1

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   8th Asian Seniors 50+ Championship (2017)
   George Trundle Masters (2014)
   British Championship (1983)
   Wotulo Memorial (2001)
   Queenstown Chess Classic (2012)
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   Commonwealth Championship (1985)
   9th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1985)
   British Championship (1985)
   British Championship (1984)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)

   🏆 George Trundle Masters
   K Izzat vs D K Johansen (Jan-07-19) 0-1
   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
   M Lodhi vs D K Johansen (Oct-12-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-04-1959, 64 years old) Australia

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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 19; games 1-25 of 456  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. A Zapata vs D K Johansen  1-0851980Valletta OlympiadB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
5. D K Johansen vs J Abreu  1-0511980Valletta OlympiadA28 English
6. D K Johansen vs S Fedder  ½-½621980Valletta OlympiadB50 Sicilian
7. A Rodriguez Cespedes vs D K Johansen  1-0381980Valletta OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
8. T Wedberg vs D K Johansen  1-0381980Valletta OlympiadB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. W Schmidt vs D K Johansen  ½-½221980Valletta OlympiadD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. D K Johansen vs O Borik  0-1431980Valletta OlympiadB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. J Bellon Lopez vs D K Johansen  1-0251980Valletta OlympiadA00 Uncommon Opening
12. D K Johansen vs P Sangadsup  1-02019814th Asian Team-ch qual group 1A10 English
13. D Kopec vs D K Johansen 0-1481982Politiken CupC54 Giuoco Piano
14. Miles vs D K Johansen  1-0351982British ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
15. I R Watson vs D K Johansen  0-1491982British ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. D K Johansen vs David G Hackett  ½-½411982British ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
17. J Richardson vs D K Johansen  ½-½471982British ChampionshipA56 Benoni Defense
18. D K Johansen vs N Davies  1-0421982British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
19. D K Johansen vs V Ravikumar  ½-½271982British ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
20. W N Watson vs D K Johansen  0-1371982British ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
21. D K Johansen vs S Taulbut  ½-½261982British ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
22. Keene vs D K Johansen  ½-½271982British ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
23. G D Lee vs D K Johansen  ½-½211982British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. D K Johansen vs P Littlewood  0-1241982British ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
25. M Hebden vs D K Johansen  ½-½7219826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 456  PGN Download
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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

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


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


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


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  Tabanus: Winner of Sydney Open 15-19 April 2009

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  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.

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