He was awarded the title of International Master in 1950, having been Swiss Champion on a number of occasions. His heyday was in the 1930s when he won this title on six occasions (in 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1937, and 1938).
Younger brother of Paul Johner.
Notable chess games
- Alexander Alekhine vs Hans Johner, Zürich 1934, Spanish Game, Morphy Defense, Steinitz Deferred, C79, 1-0
- Hans Muller vs Hans Johner, Zürich 1934, King's Indian, E70, 0-1
- Brace, Edward R. (1977), An Illustrated Dictionary of Chess, London: Hamlyn Publishing.
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