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|Nov-25-05|| ||notyetagm: Crisan must be wealthy to payout so many bribes. What is the source of his wealth?|
|Feb-21-06|| ||Caissanist: Does anyone else know of other players who gained the GM title without having any victories against strong opponents published? The only one which I know of is N Shalnev.|
|Feb-21-06|| ||Caissanist: "$US2,000 was apparently the going rate for the RCF to arrange a GM norm", according to this article: http://www.auschess.org.au/columns/...|
|Jul-31-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Alexandru Crisan|
|Apr-02-07|| ||Interbond: In my Informator nr 46 from 1988 Crisan is listed as a FM with 2340. Of course fram from GM strength, but not a very bad player.|
|Apr-02-07|| ||Interbond: Of course far....|
|Jun-30-07|| ||Karpova: http://www.fide.com/ratings/card.ph...|
This guy's still listed as "Grandmaster" with a current rating of 2588. He didn't play rated games since October 2001.
|Jun-30-07|| ||tud: Things have started to change in my (ex)country in the past 2 years . Economy is getting better , we have remembered our latin origin and we are heading West in politics, less corruption, we may have the first modern president of the last 5-6 decades, and mister Crisan has only problems with FIDE. He is not anymore with RCF, since RCF cannot take him the GM, FIDE can. There is still a lot to be done , but again it is clearly getting better and I am sure we will see this situation fixed.|
|Aug-21-07|| ||Karpova: <DP12: He played the Milan Vidmar (deluding himself that he could actually justify his rating) and scored a miserable 1/2 out of 8 his only draw was a pity(bribe???) draw with GM Robert Ruck in 12 moves.>|
No, Ruck didn't play in the tournament:
His only draw was against Mikhalchishin
Mikhalchishin vs A Crisan, 2001 (who drew all of his games).
|Jan-30-08|| ||mateifl: I can't believe this moron has a page here on this site!!! chessgames should delete it !!! He faked he's rating, became Romanian Chess Federation through bribery and corrupt politician friends, and almost destroyed Romanian chess (already in a very difficult situation when he became president).
Delete his page !!! He's in jail now, for Heaven's sake!!! |
P.S. Not to mention ... How dumb does someone have to be to take part in a real GM tournament, after faking is rating?
|Feb-01-08|| ||dumbgai: <mateifl> Crisan was invited to participate in a GM tournament to show whether he was deserving of his rating. Not surprisingly, he scored only one draw and lost the rest of his games. The games are included here because they were played in an official GM tournament, and I find them rather amusing.|
|Oct-18-08|| ||zoren: I think possibly he believed that he could play at that level.|
|Nov-18-08|| ||fasting: this is a wierd story..
First I got fazinated, could one do GM-draws without nobody notizing that ones actually rating was way lower than it appeared - like the mikalishin draw. It reminded me of some kind of "art-stunt" or the sakozy-to-palin phone call - where the artist/joker by acting convincing turns things around to great fun for the suroundings. But then the joker, must be able to take of his mask and reveal the trick! Which obviously isn't the case with this big time jerk Crisan - sad for romania, fun story though..
|Mar-12-09|| ||jurado96: its like winning the tour of france
with all the juice they take
this guy should have his pidture on,
so we can see him as the biggest idiot
of our game
|Mar-12-09|| ||Jim Bartle: More like winning the tour of france on a motorcycle.|
|Mar-12-09|| ||notyetagm: <Jim Bartle: More like winning the tour of france on a motorcycle.>|
|Jan-10-12|| ||Shams: Perhaps this fellow's biography could be fleshed out a bit.|
|Jan-10-12|| ||HeMateMe: <Shams> New avatar? Sort of like chess as a playing card. I'm worried about this guy, too. He might be from the Carpathian hills. He might be a vampire that plays chess. We need to know more.|
|May-06-12|| ||King Death: < DP12:...Gm Azmai... was asked to review (Crisan's) games from the tournament came to the conclusion that it was clear that his real strength is at least below 2400...>|
Azmai would sure be one to know about cheating I guess, there's this from his page:
< offramp: I found this on the internet about Strumica. I had never heard of it and it is really interesting:
"One harkens back to Strumica 1995, one of the best-known fake tournaments ever. In a four player sextuple round robin, the scores were:
I won't go into details about the bottom two players - they are basically blacklisted as known cheats. I know very little about Kutirov, other than the fact that he never had a rating over 2370 until 1995, then went from 2330 in late 1994 to 2525 in mid-1996, got the GM title, and has been haemorrhaging points - currently at 2367. Oh yeah, that jump (helped so greatly by Strumica) got him the IM AND GM titles. And Azmaiparashvili? Well, he was a world top 100 GM - no one questions his strength. Strumica helped him go from 2610 to 2660 - quite a huge jump for one rating list. Of course, Azmai showed his class, got as high as 2681, and is now 2676. Strumica or no Strumica, he's good." >
|May-06-12|| ||offramp: That was a blast from the past! I was led here after reading about Toni Najdoski.|
|May-06-12|| ||King Death: And here's a game from Strumica that made it into Informant (Azmaiparashvili vs Kurajica, 1995). I never heard of this Kutirov but it's hard to buy that awful result Rashkovsky had, he played in some Soviet finals back in the 70s. Also I never heard about the reputation of either Rashkovsky or Kurajica throwing games until <ray keene's> kibitz after the above <offramp> post here (Zurab Azmaiparashvili).|
|Jul-31-12|| ||wordfunph: <ALEXANDRU CRISAN
(born Jul-31-1962) Romania
Grandmaster who got his title through bribery.>
the most unpleasant CG player page bio i ever read :(
too harsh for GM Crisan, hope CG to edit his bio.
gens una sumus!
happy birthday, GM Crisan!
|Aug-01-12|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: It might be unpleasant and harsh, but is it false?|
|Aug-01-12|| ||perfidious: Never heard of Crisan till this moment, but he sounds like a piece of work.|
It's possible his bio could be edited to the extent that it displays the year he was made a GM. There seems little else to tell, none of it good.
|Aug-01-12|| ||shadowleaf04: Here is a nice chess article on how Crisan managed to obtain the GM title through dishonest means. It also shows how he got exposed when he scored 0.5/9 in the Vidmar Memorial.|
You can fake your credentials, but your moves over the chessboard tells it all!
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