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Leonid Sandler
03-02-2009, 07:41 PM
Tomorrow February 4th 2009 the most decorated Victorian chess player International Grandmaster Darryl Johansen turns 50.
Happy birthday Darryl !
We are looking forward to enjoy your brilliant games in many years to come.

chesstash
03-02-2009, 08:39 PM
:lol: Happy birthday Darryl!!!!!!!!!!!:lol:

Ralph

Mischa
03-02-2009, 09:50 PM
hey I beat him!

Mischa
03-02-2009, 09:51 PM
Happy birthday Darryl
will try and call tomorrow

Rincewind
03-02-2009, 10:21 PM
Well played. :clap:

Adamski
03-02-2009, 10:22 PM
And another Happy Birthday Darryl from me. I enjoyed my 50th - nearly 2 years ago - so enjoy yours!

Mischa
03-02-2009, 10:35 PM
Well played. :clap:

the only thing i could beat him at

Rincewind
03-02-2009, 10:45 PM
the only thing i could beat him at

I'm sure it supposed to work like golf. ;)

Mind you, 50 is a still a pretty good score on most courses. Par is around 72.

Mischa
03-02-2009, 10:49 PM
I'm sure it supposed to work like golf. ;)

Mind you, 50 is a still a pretty good score on most courses. Par is around 72.

Not making me feel any better

Rincewind
03-02-2009, 10:57 PM
Not making me feel any better

How about I try and extricate myself with...

Best wishes to two people who make the cut with style.

Mischa
03-02-2009, 11:02 PM
cute

Mischa
03-02-2009, 11:03 PM
But back to Darryl
HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Metro
03-02-2009, 11:13 PM
But back to Darryl
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HB DJ.
It's interesting that he is in a group of strong players to come through the ranks after Jamieson.Jordan,West,Rogers,Hjorth and Solomon are some of the others.

ER
04-02-2009, 04:54 AM
Yes, it was and still is the golden generation of Australian Chess! And they are all (or almost all) Victorians! There are rare pics and information in the book Australian Chess In the '80s! I think this is the correct title! I suggest to all, young and old who do not have it, to purchase this book, it's a real beauty!
Happy Birthday GM Darryl Johansen!

Miranda
04-02-2009, 06:55 AM
Happy Birthday Darryl!

Watto
04-02-2009, 07:27 AM
I don't know whether Darryl reads here but in case he does, Happy Birthday Darryl! I hope you have a great day.

Jean

Garrett
04-02-2009, 08:10 AM
I'm sure it supposed to work like golf. ;)

Mind you, 50 is a still a pretty good score on most courses.

depends what you get on the back nine.

Happy birthday Darryl !!

Cheers
Garrett.

MichaelBaron
04-02-2009, 08:48 AM
Happy Birthday, Darryl:clap:

Adamski
04-02-2009, 09:20 AM
Yes, it was and still is the golden generation of Australian Chess! And they are all (or almost all) Victorians!Now that's a bit of a stretch, JaK. Rogers and Solo at least are not Victorians.

Capablanca-Fan
04-02-2009, 09:33 AM
Now that's a bit of a stretch, JaK. Rogers and Solo at least are not Victorians.
Solo was originally (so was I FWIW).

Denis_Jessop
04-02-2009, 02:22 PM
Now that's a bit of a stretch, JaK. Rogers and Solo at least are not Victorians.

Rogers is multi-State having been born in Tasmania, spent quite some time in Victoria where he attended uni etc and later being NSW and part-time resident in Holland as part of the life of a professional GM. Probably best just to say he's Australian :clap:

DJ

PS

Also, and not least, Happy Birthday from one DJ to another :)

AzureBlue
04-02-2009, 04:25 PM
HAPPY BDAY Darryl :):) :clap: :clap:

Kaitlin
04-02-2009, 05:23 PM
someone should get all our signature saying on a b'day card.. and send it to him :D

Kevin Bonham
04-02-2009, 06:22 PM
I don't know whether Darryl reads here but in case he does, Happy Birthday Darryl!

He has done so at times in the past but is not known to be a regular reader.

Happy birthday Darryl! Time control reached, position excellent. :D

Saragossa
04-02-2009, 06:30 PM
Yes, it was and still is the golden generation of Australian Chess! And they are all (or almost all) Victorians! There are rare pics and information in the book Australian Chess In the '80s! I think this is the correct title! I suggest to all, young and old who do not have it, to purchase this book, it's a real beauty!
Happy Birthday GM Darryl Johansen!


I have this book I think it's interesting to look through the games and compare it to the games they play today then notice how their styles have lived through their chess for so many years.

ER
04-02-2009, 06:36 PM
someone should get all our signature saying on a b'day card.. and send it to him :D

Hold your horses, Kaitlin, I am still looking for one!!! :doh: :doh: :hmm:

Bereaved
04-02-2009, 07:18 PM
hi everyone,

I mentioned this thread to Darryl when I spoke to him on the phone earlier today, so there is a good chance he is reading all of this.

Once again happy birthday Darryl


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Kevin Bonham
04-02-2009, 10:00 PM
Excellent writeup on http://closetgrandmaster.blogspot.com/ today.

george
05-02-2009, 09:15 AM
Happy Bday Darryl!

George Howard

Capablanca-Fan
05-02-2009, 03:09 PM
Excellent writeup on http://closetgrandmaster.blogspot.com/ today.
Most informative.
Happy semi-century, Darryl! :clap:

Metro
28-11-2009, 07:18 PM
Tomorrow February 4th 2009 the most decorated Victorian chess player International Grandmaster Darryl Johansen turns 50.
Happy birthday Darryl !
We are looking forward to enjoy your brilliant games in many years to come.
Looking at a Youtube profile today and what do I come across? A well known Aussie born 4 February,1959.Who?

Santa
02-01-2010, 03:45 PM
Rogers is multi-State having been born in Tasmania, spent quite some time in Victoria where he attended uni etc and later being NSW and part-time resident in Holland as part of the life of a professional GM. Probably best just to say he's Australian :clap:

DJ

PS

Also, and not least, Happy Birthday from one DJ to another :)

I know this has been dormant a while.

As I understand it, Ian was at Heidelburg at the same time. Solo was (I think) at Waverley along with Horth (probably the best of the lot of them), West, Jamo, Jordan. I'm not sure about DePasquale.

I think Tony Wright might have had something to do with it.

As for me, 50 is a distant and vague memory.