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Michal Krasenkow
Number of games in database: 1,371
Years covered: 1980 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2614 (2550 rapid, 2548 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2676
Overall record: +520 -220 =552 (61.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      79 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (97) 
    E90 E94 E60 E97 E92
 Queen's Pawn Game (82) 
    E00 D02 A46 E10 A41
 Queen's Indian (58) 
    E12 E15 E17 E18 E19
 Semi-Slav (55) 
    D45 D47 D46 D43 D48
 Slav (48) 
    D10 D11 D15 D18 D19
 Queen's Gambit Declined (44) 
    D37 D38 D31 D30 D39
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (164) 
    B33 B30 B40 B45 B22
 Grunfeld (103) 
    D85 D80 D76 D86 D70
 Ruy Lopez (60) 
    C80 C67 C65 C68 C77
 Robatsch (47) 
 Queen's Gambit Declined (35) 
    D31 D30 D37 D38 D35
 Queen's Pawn Game (30) 
    A41 A40 A46 D02 A45
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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 Adianto, 1998 1-0
   M Krasenkow vs S Kindermann, 2001 1-0
   M Krasenkow vs M Markovic, 1990 1-0
   M Krasenkow vs Rozentalis, 1997 1-0
   M Krasenkow vs Kharlov, 1991 1-0
   M Krasenkow vs A Iljushin, 2014 1-0
   Kharlov vs M Krasenkow, 1997 0-1
   M Krasenkow vs J Klovans, 1990 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)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   French Team Championship (2012)
   Rubinstein Memorial (2000)
   21st European Club Cup (2005)
   Gausdal Chess Classics (2007)
   Rilton Cup (2013)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   Villa de Canada de Calatrava (2007)
   Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007)
   Unive Open (2013)
   Isle of Man International (2007)
   Russian Team Championship (2008)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championships (2010)

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
   Against Slav defence: Shabalov Attack by regent at hk

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(born Nov-14-1963, 51 years old) Russia (citizen of Poland)

[what is this?]
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: Micha%C5%82 Krasenkow


 page 1 of 55; games 1-25 of 1,371  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. V Lukianov vs M Krasenkow  ½-½61 1985 It cat 8B33 Sicilian
6. M Krasenkow vs S Kalinitschew  1-042 1985 tB33 Sicilian
7. I Naumkin vs M Krasenkow ½-½77 1985 Tbilisi D85 Grunfeld
8. Semeniuk vs M Krasenkow  ½-½37 1985 Tbilisi GeorgiaB33 Sicilian
9. M Krasenkow vs M S Tseitlin 1-049 1985 Tbilisi E91 King's Indian
10. I Lukianov vs M Krasenkow  ½-½62 1985 Tbilisi GeorgiaB33 Sicilian
11. M Krasenkow vs A Graf  0-144 1985 GeorgiaC46 Three Knights
12. Z Lanka vs M Krasenkow  1-042 1985 GeorgiaB33 Sicilian
13. M Krasenkow vs F Levin  0-143 1985 Tbilisi MasterE12 Queen's Indian
14. M Krasenkow vs I Siprashvili  1-051 1985 GeorgiaA57 Benko Gambit
15. Y Dokhoian vs M Krasenkow 1-057 1986 Minsk D70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
16. Kholmov vs M Krasenkow 1-030 1986 BelarusC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
17. M Krasenkow vs Savon  ½-½22 1986 BelarusB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
18. Serper vs M Krasenkow  1-039 1986 MinskB30 Sicilian
19. Ulibin vs M Krasenkow  0-147 1986 Minsk BelarusB33 Sicilian
20. I Efimov vs M Krasenkow  0-125 1986 TbilisiC33 King's Gambit Accepted
21. M Krasenkow vs I Naumkin  ½-½71 1986 Minsk BelarusC15 French, Winawer
22. M Krasenkow vs A Bokuchava  0-119 1986 GeorgiaD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. M Krasenkow vs Glek  1-054 1986 PinskE97 King's Indian
24. M Krasenkow vs Kupreichik  0-129 1986 BelarusC47 Four Knights
25. M Makarov vs M Krasenkow  1-043 1986 Novosibirsk D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
 page 1 of 55; games 1-25 of 1,371  PGN Download
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  notyetagm: <>, here are two nice victories by Krasenkow that are not in your database. In both games, Krasenkow uses his pet h3 system against the KID to defeat world-class players, Shirov and Sutovsky.

[Event "Bundesliga 9798"]
[Site "Germany"]
[Date "1997.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Krasenkow, Michal"]
[Black "Shirov, Alexei"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E90"]
[WhiteElo "2645"]
[BlackElo "2700"]
[PlyCount "87"]
[EventDate "1997.10.??"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "1998.04.09"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 O-O 6. h3 e5 7. d5 a5 8. Bg5 Na6 9. Nd2 c6 10. Be2 h6 11. Be3 Nd7 12. g4 Ndc5 13. Nb3 Bd7 14. Nxc5 Nxc5 15. h4 a4 16. Qd2 cxd5 17. cxd5 Qa5 18. Bxh6 Bxh6 19. Qxh6 a3 20. b4 Qxb4 21. Rc1 Rac8 22. h5 Nd3+ 23. Bxd3 Rxc3 24. O-O Be8 25. Rfd1 Qc5 26. Rxc3 Qxc3 27. Kg2 Qc7 28. Rh1 f6 29. hxg6 Qg7 30. Qxg7+ Kxg7 31. Rh7+ Kxg6 32. Rxb7 Kg5 33. Rb8 Rg8 34. Kg3 Bf7 35. Rb7 Bg6 36. Ra7 Rb8 37. Rxa3 Rb2 38. f3 Rd2 39. Bf1 Rc2 40. Ra8 Rc3 41. Kf2 f5 42. gxf5 Bh5 43. Be2 Kf4 44. Rh8 1-0

[Event "Torneo de Pamplona 9th"]
[Site "Pamplona"]
[Date "1998.12.30"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Krasenkow, Michal"]
[Black "Sutovskij, Emil"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E90"]
[WhiteElo "2655"]
[BlackElo "2575"]
[PlyCount "59"]
[EventDate "1998.12.27"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2002.08.09"]

1. c4 g6 2. e4 Bg7 3. d4 d6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. h3 Na6 7. Bg5 Qe8 8. g4 Kh8 9. Be2 e5 10. d5 Bd7 11. Nd2 Ng8 12. Rg1 Nc5 13. h4 f5 14. gxf5 gxf5 15. exf5 e4 16. Be3 Bxf5 17. Nb3 Nd3+ 18. Bxd3 exd3 19. Qf3 Bg6 20. Qg2 Bxc3+ 21. bxc3 Qe5 22. Kd2 Nf6 23. f3 b5 24. h5 Qxh5 25. Rh1 Qe5 26. Qxg6 bxc4 27. Rxh7+ Nxh7 28. Rh1 Qxe3+ 29. Kxe3 Rae8+ 30. Kd2 1-0

Jul-18-05  nikolaas: Upload them here: PGN Upload Utility
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  notyetagm: <nikolaas: Upload them here: PGN Upload Utility>

Did that, too.

Dec-22-05  nikolaas: that's the first time I see a typo on a nameboard (his name is not Kransekow is it :-)).
Jan-09-06  BIDMONFA: Mikhail Krasenkow


Apr-05-06  Resignation Trap: Now that he lives in Poland, "Michal" is the preferred spelling of his first name, and that is how FIDE also spells it.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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