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Michal Krasenkow
Number of games in database: 1,408
Years covered: 1980 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2620 (2571 rapid, 2504 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2676

Overall record: +538 -228 =563 (61.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 79 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (95) 
    E90 E94 E60 E97 E92
 Queen's Pawn Game (80) 
    E00 D02 A46 E10 A45
 Queen's Indian (60) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16 E19
 Semi-Slav (59) 
    D45 D47 D46 D43 D48
 Queen's Gambit Declined (51) 
    D37 D38 D30 D31 D35
 Slav (48) 
    D10 D11 D15 D18 D19
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (167) 
    B33 B30 B40 B45 B22
 Grunfeld (105) 
    D85 D80 D76 D86 D70
 Ruy Lopez (63) 
    C80 C67 C65 C68 C77
 Robatsch (48) 
 Queen's Gambit Declined (39) 
    D31 D30 D37 D38 D35
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    A41 A40 A46 A45 D02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Krasenkow vs Sveshnikov, 1992 1-0
   Short vs M Krasenkow, 2004 0-1
   M Krasenkow vs S Kindermann, 2001 1-0
   M Krasenkow vs Adianto, 1998 1-0
   Kharlov vs M Krasenkow, 1997 0-1
   M Krasenkow vs M Markovic, 1990 1-0
   M Krasenkow vs Rozentalis, 1997 1-0
   M Krasenkow vs Sutovsky, 1998 1-0
   M Krasenkow vs Kharlov, 1991 1-0
   M Krasenkow vs Romanishin, 2000 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Corus Group C (2007)
   French Team Championship (2012)
   Gausdal Classics GM-group A (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Rubinstein Memorial (2000)
   Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007)
   Villa de Canada de Calatrava (2007)
   Rilton Cup (2013)
   Unive Open (2013)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   Isle of Man International (2007)
   French Team Championship (2015)
   Russian Team Championship (2008)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   36th Olympiad (2004)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2002 Corus (group B) by gauer
   Lviv 2000 by suenteus po 147
   Rubinstein Memorial 2000 by capybara
   Madrid 1998 by suenteus po 147
   1998-9 Pamplona Interzonal by gauer
   Against Slav defence: Shabalov Attack by regent at hk
   Semi-Slav / Stoltz / Shabalov by sycophante

   M Krasenkow vs G Gajewski (Mar-29-17) 0-1
   B Socko vs M Krasenkow (Mar-28-17) 1/2-1/2
   M Bartel vs M Krasenkow (Mar-27-17) 0-1
   M Krasenkow vs D Sadzikowski (Mar-26-17) 1-0
   B Heberla vs M Krasenkow (Mar-25-17) 0-1

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(born Nov-14-1963, 53 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Poland)

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Mikhail Krasenkow was born in Moscow. He achieved the IM title in 1988 and the GM title the following year, before relocating to Poland in 1992. His tournament successes include joint first at the Tal Memorial in 1992, second at Lviv in 2000 behind Vassily Ivanchuk, joint first at Shanghai 2001, and two Polish Championship victories (2000, 2002). He reached the final sixteen in the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004), eliminating Gilberto Milos, Nigel Short, and Vadim Zvjaginsev, before losing to Vladimir Akopian. =1st (4th on tiebreak) at the Moscow Open - A in February 2014. (1)

Krasenkow's highest-ever FIDE rating, achieved in July and October of 2002, was 2702. Krasenkow was ranked tenth in the world at the time. He is also a FIDE Senior Trainer.

Wikipedia article: Michał Krasenkow


Last updated: 2017-02-12 08:09:51

 page 1 of 57; games 1-25 of 1,408  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Ehlvest vs M Krasenkow  1-043 1980 URS-ch U20C67 Ruy Lopez
2. M Tataev vs M Krasenkow  1-041 1981 t MoscowD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
3. M Krasenkow vs Chommiev  1-037 1982 xE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
4. Kulinsky vs M Krasenkow 1-021 1982 xE15 Queen's Indian
5. M Krasenkow vs I Siprashvili  1-051 1985 GeorgiaA57 Benko Gambit
6. M Krasenkow vs F Levin  0-143 1985 Tbilisi UGEOO MasterE12 Queen's Indian
7. M Krasenkow vs S Kalinitschew  1-042 1985 tB33 Sicilian
8. V Lukianov vs M Krasenkow  ½-½61 1985 It cat 8B33 Sicilian
9. Semeniuk vs M Krasenkow  ½-½37 1985 Tbilisi GeorgiaB33 Sicilian
10. I Naumkin vs M Krasenkow ½-½77 1985 Tbilisi UGEOOD85 Grunfeld
11. I Lukianov vs M Krasenkow  ½-½62 1985 Tbilisi GeorgiaB33 Sicilian
12. M Krasenkow vs M S Tseitlin 1-049 1985 Tbilisi UGEOOE91 King's Indian
13. Z Lanka vs M Krasenkow  1-042 1985 GeorgiaB33 Sicilian
14. M Krasenkow vs A Graf  0-144 1985 GeorgiaC46 Three Knights
15. M Krasenkow vs Kupreichik  0-129 1986 BelarusC47 Four Knights
16. M Krasenkow vs A Bokuchava  0-119 1986 GeorgiaD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
17. I Efimov vs M Krasenkow  0-125 1986 TbilisiC33 King's Gambit Accepted
18. M Krasenkow vs I Naumkin  ½-½71 1986 Minsk BelarusC15 French, Winawer
19. Yermolinsky vs M Krasenkow  1-046 1986 MinskC54 Giuoco Piano
20. M Krasenkow vs A V Kharitonov  0-141 1986 RUSD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. M Makarov vs M Krasenkow  1-043 1986 Novosibirsk UURSOD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
22. R Dautov vs M Krasenkow  0-152 1986 Novosibirsk UURSOD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
23. M Krasenkow vs G Orlov ½-½42 1986 Minsk (Belarus)A50 Queen's Pawn Game
24. M Krasenkow vs E Solozhenkin  1-033 1986 URSA53 Old Indian
25. M Makarov vs M Krasenkow  0-155 1986 Kaliningrad UURSOD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
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  PhilFeeley: Nice game. Weird opening. I love it when the underdog wins:

[Event "Top 16"]
[Site "Asnières sur Seine FRA"]
[Date "2006.??.??"]
[Round "8.4"]
[White "Krasenkow, Michal"]
[Black "Wirig, Anthony"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E11"]
[WhiteElo "2650"]
[BlackElo "2409"]
[PlyCount "110"]
[WhiteTeam "Monaco"]
[BlackTeam "Mulhouse"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Nbd2 b6 5. a3 Bxd2+ 6. Bxd2 h6 7. Bf4 Bb7 8. e3 Nh5 9. Bg3 Nxg3 10. hxg3 d6 11. g4 Nd7 12. g5 Qe7 13. Qa4 Bxf3 14. gxf3 Qxg5 15. Qc6 Rc8 16. f4 Qe7 17. Qg2 g6 18. Qb7 Qd8 19. Qxa7 Kf8 20. Bg2 c6 21. b4 Kg7 22. Qa4 d5 23. Rc1 b5 24. cxb5 cxb5 25. Qd1 Rxc1 26. Qxc1 Nb6 27. Qc6 Nc4 28. Qxb5 Nxa3 29. Qd3 Nc4 30. O-O Qe7 31. Rb1 Rb8 32. Qc3 Nd6 33. Qc6 Rc8 34. Qa6 Rc2 35. Qd3 Rc8 36. b5 Rb8 37. Qa3 Qc7 38. Bf1 Qd8 39. Qb4 Ne4 40. b6 Qh4 41. Qe1 g5 42. fxg5 Qg4+ 43. Bg2 Nxg5 44. Kf1 h5 45. b7 h4 46. f4 h3 47. Bh1 Ne4 48. Bxe4 dxe4 49. Qd2 Kf6 50. Rb5 h2 51. Qxh2 Qd1+ 52. Kf2 Qd2+ 53. Kg3 Qxe3+ 54. Kh4 Rh8+ 55. Rh5 Qe1+ 0-1

Mar-31-07  matysso: In July and October 2000 - Krasenkow's rating was 2702

May-13-07  argishti: JUL '01 2573 42
APR '01 2655 4

now thats got to hurt.

Jul-25-07  Troller: Yeah, he has always been inconsistent. He also reached the elite rather late in his career.

Curently, he is rated 2660 and has 5/5 in Politiken Cup:

Playing Sargissian with black later today.

Mar-28-08  sonia91: He won the Scandinavian Rapid Open in Stockholm. Congratulations!
Mar-28-08  sonia91:
Jun-11-08  hitman84: Congratulations to GM Krasenkow!

Nov-14-09  WhiteRook48: especially known for Short's blunder against him
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  Tabanus: Winner today of rapid (35 min. 3 sec.) tournament Open Mundial de Leon (Spain),, congratulations!

Jun-06-10  plimko: What do you think about the Krasenkow's open letter?

I agree with him.

Jun-06-10  yalie: <I agree with him.>

I do too.

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  whiteshark: There is every indication that in a team competition only team efforts should be honoured officially.
Aug-06-10  polarmis: Just published is my translation of Krasenkow's Q&A session with Crestbook readers:

He's asked about (almost) everything under the sun and e.g. to the question of whether excessive theory and computer cheating threaten the future of chess, responds:

<For the time being we’re still a long way from that – at the highest level the majority of games are still decided by a struggle at the board. And human memory isn’t unlimited. Computer assistance is a problem. For now it’s still a marginal phenomenon. Human nature comes to the rescue – chess players usually want to win on their own, without anyone’s help. But you can’t rely on nature for too long. We need to come up with effective anti-cheating measures.>

Aug-31-10  Uncanny: Looks like he kibitzes here.
Aug-17-14  Mr. V: Damn, ranked 10th in the world at one time! And nobody talks about him these days.
Aug-17-14  dx9293: <Mr.V> Yes, Krasenkow was the 18th player ever to reach 2700 (with 2702) when he reached #10 in the World (July 2000).

In August 2014, #10 in the World is 2760 (Kramnik)! So we can say that Krasenkow's achievement is quite significant.

Aug-17-14  Mr. V: <dx9293> You're definitely right; regardless of rating, being #10 is a huge accomplishment. What confuses me is, how did he become #10? His results against the world's best aren't great (from what I've seen). I'd love to see a great tournament from him among the elite, if you happen to know more about him.
Aug-17-14  Mr. V: Actually, I found a few, in addition to the Rubinstein Memorial, which I think is most impressive. This is good: Madrid (1998) Even better: Leonid Stein Memorial (2000) I guess he had an okay Wijk Aan Zee: Wijk aan Zee (2003)
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  PhilFeeley: He just won the HZ Chess Open ( I don't know why there's no page here.
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Krasenkow for beating Navara with black today.

Navara vs M Krasenkow, 2015

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  cro777: Krasenkow has made numerous major contributions to opening theory, and has written books on the Open Spanish and the Sveshnikov Sicilian. His other special areas of interest are the Grünfeld Defence and the Noteboom System, and he is the biggest expert of the King's Indian with 6.h3.

Krasenkow is a FIDE senior trainer and has worked with many top players including Anand. He's been the national coach of Poland since 2010.

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  cro777: Michal Krasenkow: "There are two kinds of beauty in chess: the 'beauty of paradox', where the Gordian knot of problems is cut with a tactical strike or a subtle, hidden manoeuvre; and the 'beauty of logic', where a player, using his opponent's minor inaccuracies, consistently imposing more and more strokes, paints the canvas of victory."

Krasenkow's new book: <Finding Chess Jewels: Improve your Imagination and Calculation> deals with the first kind of beauty.

Jan-01-16  waustad: He has had a good start in the Rilton Cup, going 5/5. Tomorrow he's paired with Jon Ludwig Hammer who is tied for second with 4.5/5.
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  parisattack: He was also one of the first to work with the Neo-Gurgenidze Robatsch where black plays ...Nh6 before ...h5 and attacks the center with ...f6.

A Skripchenko vs M Krasenkow, 2002

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  cro777: Hammer beat Krasenkow in the sixth round of the Rilton Cup. "Maybe my best game ever", Hammer said.

Krasenkow - Hammer. Position after 31.Bc4

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M Krasenkow vs J L Hammer, 2016

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