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Martin Johansson Sr
Number of games in database: 161
Years covered: 1960 to 1971

Overall record: +45 -33 =83 (53.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (30) 
    B74 B43 B83 B92 B45
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C93 C61 C69 C83 C84
 Sicilian Dragon (9) 
    B74 B72 B73 B39
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (8) 
    C93 C84 C97 C98 C96
 French Defense (5) 
    C18 C10 C05 C11
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    B10 B18
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (18) 
    B49 B91 B48 B44 B73
 Nimzo Indian (11) 
    E54 E55 E37 E53 E31
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C82 C77 C78 C72 C73
 Slav (8) 
    D18 D19 D13
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E12 E19 E17
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B91 B98 B93 B94 B90
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Johansson Sr vs Teschner, 1960 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Swedish Championship (1966)
   Swedish Championship (1970)
   Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-B (1964)
   Halle Zonal (1967)
   Halle Zonal (1963)
   Leipzig Olympiad qual-3 (1960)
   Leipzig Olympiad Final-B (1960)
   Havana Olympiad Final-B (1966)
   Varna Olympiad Final-B (1962)
   Lugano Olympiad Final-B (1968)
   Siegen Olympiad Final-B (1970)

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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 7; games 1-25 of 161  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Johansson Sr vs Teschner 1-04119602nd European Team-ch qual-2C11 French
2. M Johansson Sr vs P Clarke  ½-½571960Leipzig Olympiad qual-3D28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
3. M Johansson Sr vs K Solmundarson  1-0321960Leipzig Olympiad qual-3D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
4. M Johansson Sr vs K Lagha  1-0441960Leipzig Olympiad qual-3E70 King's Indian
5. M Zubieta Villegas vs M Johansson Sr  0-1621960Leipzig Olympiad qual-3D19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
6. G Barcza vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½251960Leipzig Olympiad qual-3A05 Reti Opening
7. J Rodriguez Gonzales vs M Johansson Sr  0-1471960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
8. M Johansson Sr vs K S Ojanen  1-0421960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BE70 King's Indian
9. M Johansson Sr vs S Holm Petersen  ½-½601960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. M Johansson Sr vs R Toran Albero  0-1411960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BE70 King's Indian
11. A Beni vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½121960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
12. M Johansson Sr vs R Hoen  1-0301960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BB07 Pirc
13. M Johansson Sr vs R B Sapre  ½-½231960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
14. R Persitz vs M Johansson Sr  1-0381960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
15. Keres vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½641960StockholmD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
16. E E Book vs M Johansson Sr  1-0351960Stockholm 1960/61D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
17. Tal vs M Johansson Sr 1-0211961StockholmB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. Keres vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½38196219.12.62B98 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. M Johansson Sr vs Botvinnik  ½-½411962Varna Olympiad qual-1B10 Caro-Kann
20. S Johannessen vs M Johansson Sr  0-1331962Varna Olympiad qual-1E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
21. O'Kelly vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½301962Varna Olympiad qual-1E82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
22. Uhlmann vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½281962Varna Olympiad qual-1D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
23. M Johansson Sr vs N Suer  0-1331962Varna Olympiad qual-1C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
24. Unzicker vs M Johansson Sr  1-0321962Varna Olympiad qual-1B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
25. M Johansson Sr vs F Olafsson  ½-½301962Varna Olympiad Final-BB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 161  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Tabanus: Who is Martin Johansson Jr?
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  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.

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  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 LuleĆ„ 1980 games are by Mikael Johansson, see
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  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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