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Svein Johannessen
Number of games in database: 290
Years covered: 1955 to 2005
Last FIDE rating: 2273
Overall record: +95 -91 =104 (50.7%)*
   * 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 12; games 1-25 of 290  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Johannessen vs K W 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. Z Milev vs S Johannessen  1-0321956Moscow Olympiad qual-1E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
11. S Johannessen vs G Backlund  0-1561956Moscow Olympiad qual-1A15 English
12. Smyslov vs S Johannessen 1-0411956Moscow Olympiad qual-1C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
13. S Johannessen vs G Szapiro  1-0401956Moscow Olympiad qual-1E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
14. S Johannessen vs W Folz  1-0431956Moscow Olympiad qual-1A34 English, Symmetrical
15. S Burstein vs S Johannessen  1-0281956Moscow Olympiad Final-BB25 Sicilian, Closed
16. S Johannessen vs A Kinzel  0-1201956Moscow Olympiad Final-BC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
17. S Johannessen vs A Niemela  ½-½441956Moscow Olympiad Final-BC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
18. L A Sanchez vs S Johannessen  1-0401956Moscow Olympiad Final-BE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
19. S Johannessen vs S Gislason  1-0401956Moscow Olympiad Final-BE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. S Johannessen vs C Jauregui  1-0291956Moscow Olympiad Final-BD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. W J Muhring vs S Johannessen  0-1271956Moscow Olympiad Final-BE81 King's Indian, Samisch
22. G Backlund vs S Johannessen  0-1331956Moscow Olympiad Final-BA99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
23. S Johannessen vs J M Boey  0-1381956Moscow Olympiad Final-BE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
24. S Johannessen vs R Dworzynski  0-1421956Moscow Olympiad Final-BC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
25. S Johannessen vs P Ravn  ½-½351957corrE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
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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: Øystein Brekke's book about Johannessen came in 2009 (Norsk Sjakkforlag, 264 pages). It was well received.

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