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Martin Johansson Sr
Number of games in database: 195
Years covered: 1959 to 1971

Overall record: +56 -41 =98 (53.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (32) 
    B74 B43 B83 B45 B92
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C84 C93 C92 C61 C97
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (14) 
    C92 C93 C84 C97 C99
 Sicilian Dragon (10) 
    B74 B73 B39 B71 B72
 French Defense (8) 
    C11 C18 C05 C17 C16
 King's Indian (6) 
    E70 E98 E60 E62
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (23) 
    B48 B91 B49 B94 B44
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E54 E55 E32 E53 E39
 Slav (9) 
    D18 D13 D12
 Sicilian Najdorf (8) 
    B94 B91 B92 B90 B98
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C82 C77 C78 C73 C72
 English (8) 
    A16 A17 A10 A11 A14
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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 (1965)
   Swedish Championship (1970)
   Leipzig Olympiad qual-3 (1960)
   Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-B (1964)
   Halle Zonal (1967)
   Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-3 (1964)
   Halle Zonal (1963)
   Havana Olympiad Final-B (1966)
   Leipzig Olympiad Final-B (1960)
   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. Not to be confused with Martin Erik Johansson.


Wikipedia article: Martin Emanuel Johansson

Last updated: 2021-12-23 19:38:54

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 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 198  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Keres vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½641959Stockholm 1959/60D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
2. M Johansson Sr vs R Teschner 1-04119602nd European Team-ch qual-2C11 French
3. M Johansson Sr vs P H Clarke  ½-½571960Leipzig Olympiad qual-3D28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
4. M Johansson Sr vs K Solmundarson  1-0321960Leipzig Olympiad qual-3D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
5. M Johansson Sr vs K Lagha  1-0441960Leipzig Olympiad qual-3E70 King's Indian
6. M Johansson Sr vs C Papapostolou  1-0411960Leipzig Olympiad qual-3D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. B Kolvig vs M Johansson Sr  1-0281960Leipzig Olympiad qual-3A00 Uncommon Opening
8. M Zubieta Villegas vs M Johansson Sr  0-1621960Leipzig Olympiad qual-3D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
9. Barcza vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½251960Leipzig Olympiad qual-3A05 Reti Opening
10. J Rodriguez Gonzalez vs M Johansson Sr  0-1471960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
11. M Johansson Sr vs K S Ojanen  1-0421960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BE70 King's Indian
12. M Johansson Sr vs S Holm Petersen  ½-½601960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
13. M Johansson Sr vs R Toran Albero  0-1411960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BE70 King's Indian
14. A Beni vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½121960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
15. M Johansson Sr vs R Hoen  1-0301960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BB07 Pirc
16. M Johansson Sr vs R B Sapre  ½-½231960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
17. R Persitz vs M Johansson Sr  1-0381960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
18. Kotov vs M Johansson Sr  1-0391960Stockholm 1960/61A16 English
19. E E Book vs M Johansson Sr  1-0351960Stockholm 1960/61D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
20. Unzicker vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½261960Stockholm 1960/61B94 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. M Johansson Sr vs A Burehall  ½-½321960Stockholm 1960/61A60 Benoni Defense
22. M Johansson Sr vs E Lundin  1-0321961Stockholm 1960/61C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. S Johannessen vs M Johansson Sr  ½-½281961Stockholm 1960/61A07 King's Indian Attack
24. M Johansson Sr vs Z Nilsson  0-1241961Stockholm 1960/61B71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
25. Tal vs M Johansson Sr 1-0211961Stockholm 1960/61B94 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Tabanus: Who is Martin Johansson Jr?
Jul-10-17  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.

Jul-10-17  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
Jul-10-17  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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  Stonehenge: Where does that <Emanuel> come from? has Martin J Johansson *1918 Vikmanshyttan.

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