Sydney Morning Herald,
April 9, 2001

Johansen Third in Jakarta
Peter Parr

Grandmaster Darryl Johansen of Melbourne, the Australian Champion, finished 3rd in the Wotulo Memorial GM tournament in Jakarta. Johansen recovered from three consecutive losses scoring 6.5 points from the last 8 rounds. Leading final scores (14 players, 13 rounds) D.Juswanto (Indonesia) 9.5, K.Hulak (Croatia) 9, D.Johansen (Australia) 8 (performance rating 2531). GM Stefan Djuric (Yugoslavia), scored 6.5 points.

Greg Canfell played a novelty on the 15th move of his sixth round game in the City of Sydney Championship against 15 year old Kuan-Kuan Tian. Tian lost the exchange on move 20 and was checkmated on move 30 by 30 year old Canfell.

Leading scores after round 6: G.Canfell 5.5: A.Safarian and S.Quick 5: T.Reilly and K.Tian 4.5.

Grandmaster Stefan Djuric of Yugoslavia,the Australian Open Champion,will give a simultaneous exhibition on Wednesday at North Sydney Leagues Club. Proceeds will go to MS Society of NSW and VIC.

The 39th annual Doeberl Cup Easter Weekend tournament with a prize fund of $10,000 will be held at the Italo-Australian Club in Forrest, Canberra. Details Roger McCart Tel 026 251 6190

The Sydney Easter Cup weekend tournament is being staged at the Parramatta RSL Club on Easter Saturday and Sunday commencing at 10am. Details Manny Rivera Tel. 02 9687 5278. Easter Weekend Tournaments are also being held in Toowoomba and Port Moresby (PNG)

The last of the NSW Junior Chess League's four regional warm up tournaments held at Normanhurst,was won by 15 year old James Watson. Leading final scores (65 players, 10 rounds): James Watson 8.5, Eddie Liu and Nicole Solomon each 8.

The NSW Junior Chess League will be holding several events during the coming school holidays. These include a coaching clinic, a one day tournament and a two day tournament. Enquiries: Margaret Cuckson, phone 9388 7940.

Australian Master Karlis Ozols of Melbourne has died at the age of 88. He played for Latvia in the chess olympiads of 1936 and 1937 and competed with the world's best players - Alekhine, Flohr, Keres, Reshevsky etc at Kemeri 1937. Ozols arrived in Melbourne in 1949 and won the Victorian Championship 9 times. He jointly won the Australian Championship in 1956 and became an International Master at Correspondence Chess in 1972. Ozols was never prosecuted for alleged crimes in the second World War. A detailed enquiry into his wartime record was carried out in Australia by a Special Investigations Unit which concluded that he was "the highest ranking alleged war criminal living in Australia". The Unit was shut down by the Federal Government in 1992. Ozols is believed to have been a senior officer (with the rank of Obersturmfuhrer) in the Latvian Arajs Kolmando.