Darryl Johansen

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Darryl Johansen
Darryl Johansen 2009.jpg
Full name Darryl Keith Johansen
Country Australia
Born (1959-02-04) 4 February 1959 (age 55)
Melbourne, Australia
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2531 (April 2002)

Darryl Keith Johansen (born 4 February 1959, Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian chess Grandmaster.[1] He became an International Master in 1983 and Australia's second Grandmaster, after Ian Rogers,[2] in 1995. Johansen's world ranking peaked at 91st on the July 1983 FIDE rating list, the second highest ranking ever achieved by an Australian.[citation needed]

Johansen has won the Australian Chess Championship a record six times (in 1984, 1988, 1990, 2000, 2002 and 2012). He has also represented Australia at 14 Chess Olympiads (1980–96, 2000–04, 2008–10).[3]

He won the Lloyds Bank Masters tournament in London in 1983, ahead of Viktor Korchnoi. In 1987, he won the inaugural Australian Masters tournament, and has finished first in this event on two other occasions. He won the 2002 Oceania Chess Championship[4] and represented the Oceania Zone at the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004.[5] In 2009, he won the Sydney International Open held in Parramatta, with a score of 7/9, winning the title on tiebreak ahead of George Xie, Abhijit Kunte, and Gawain Jones. This made him the first Australian to win the event. He has also won the Victorian State Chess Championships twelve times, the last occasion being in 2009. In January 2012, Johansen tied for 1st–3rd with Li Chao and Zhao Jun in the third Queenstown Chess Classic.[6]

Johansen is currently co-director of a chess coaching company, "Chess Ideas", based in Melbourne.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Darryl Johansen rating card at FIDE
  2. ^ Third if the Australian-born American Walter Browne is counted.
  3. ^ "Men's Chess Olympiads: Darryl Johansen". OlimpBase. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Oceania Zone Champions Oceania Chess Confederation
  5. ^ October 2004 FIDE Rating Calculations for Darryl Johansen FIDE
  6. ^ Nadig, Kruttika (2012-01-23). "2012 Queenstown Chess Classic ends with three winners". ChessBase.com. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 

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