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Michal Krasenkow
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Number of games in database: 1,524
Years covered: 1980 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2602 (2521 rapid, 2578 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2676

Overall record: +583 -237 =608 (62.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 96 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (103) 
    E90 E94 E60 E97 E92
 Queen's Pawn Game (84) 
    D02 A46 E00 E10 A41
 Queen's Indian (65) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16 E19
 Semi-Slav (64) 
    D45 D47 D46 D43 D48
 Queen's Gambit Declined (60) 
    D37 D38 D39 D30 D31
 Slav (50) 
    D10 D11 D15 D18 D12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (182) 
    B33 B30 B45 B40 B31
 Grunfeld (108) 
    D85 D86 D80 D76 D70
 Ruy Lopez (66) 
    C80 C67 C65 C77 C69
 Queen's Gambit Declined (46) 
    D31 D30 D37 D35 D38
 Robatsch (43) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (39) 
    A41 D02 A40 A46 A45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Krasenkow vs Sveshnikov, 1992 1-0
   Krasenkow vs Kindermann, 2001 1-0
   Short vs Krasenkow, 2004 0-1
   Krasenkow vs Adianto, 1998 1-0
   Krasenkow vs Rozentalis, 1997 1-0
   Kharlov vs Krasenkow, 1997 0-1
   Krasenkow vs Kharlov, 1991 1-0
   Krasenkow vs Miroslav Markovic, 1990 1-0
   Krasenkow vs Chernin, 1991 1-0
   Gleizerov vs Krasenkow, 2016 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Corus Group B (2002)
   Corus Group C (2007)
   EUR-chT (Men) 12th (1999)
   French Team Championship (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Gausdal Classics GM-group A (2007)
   Rilton Cup 2013/14 (2013)
   Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007)
   Politiken Cup 18th (1996)
   Groningen Candidates (1997)
   Unive Open (2013)
   European Championship (2004)
   French Team Championship (2015)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   European Championship (2002)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Corus Group B 2002 by Tabanus
   2002 Corus (group B) by gauer
   Lviv 2000 by suenteus po 147
   Madrid 1998 by suenteus po 147
   Rubinstein Memorial 2000 by capybara
   1998-9 Pamplona Interzonal by gauer

   🏆 Bundesliga 2018/19
   Krasenkow vs T Heinemann (Mar-24-19) 1-0
   Z Pakleza vs Krasenkow (Mar-23-19) 0-1
   Tim Grutter vs Krasenkow (2019) 0-1
   Krasenkow vs G Pitl (Dec-16-18) 1-0
   Hertneck vs Krasenkow (Dec-15-18) 0-1

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(born Nov-14-1963, 57 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Poland)

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GM Michal Vladimirovich 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 Eduardovich 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: 2018-03-11 00:14:58

 page 1 of 61; games 1-25 of 1,524  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ehlvest vs Krasenkow  1-0431980URS-ch U20C67 Ruy Lopez
2. M O Tataev vs Krasenkow  1-0411981t MoscowD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
3. Kulinsky vs Krasenkow 1-0211982URS-chT JuniorsE15 Queen's Indian
4. Krasenkow vs Chommiev  1-0371982URS-chT JuniorsE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
5. I Lukianov vs Krasenkow  ½-½621985TbilisiB33 Sicilian
6. Krasenkow vs M S Tseitlin 1-0491985TbilisiE91 King's Indian
7. Lanka vs Krasenkow  1-0421985GeorgiaB33 Sicilian
8. Krasenkow vs A Graf  0-1441985GeorgiaC46 Three Knights
9. Krasenkow vs I Siprashvili  1-0511985GeorgiaA57 Benko Gambit
10. Krasenkow vs F L Levin  0-1431985TbilisiE12 Queen's Indian
11. Krasenkow vs Kalinitschew 1-0421985URS Army-chTB33 Sicilian
12. V Lukianov vs Krasenkow  ½-½611985It cat 8B33 Sicilian
13. Semeniuk vs Krasenkow  ½-½371985TbilisiB33 Sicilian
14. Naumkin vs Krasenkow ½-½771985TbilisiD85 Grunfeld
15. Krasenkow vs G Giorgadze  1-0381986GeorgiaE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
16. Krasenkow vs A Bokuchava  0-1191986GeorgiaD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
17. Krasenkow vs A V Kharitonov  0-1411986URS Army-chTD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Makarov vs Krasenkow  1-0431986URS Army-chTD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
19. Efimov vs Krasenkow  0-1251986TbilisiC33 King's Gambit Accepted
20. Dautov vs Krasenkow  0-1521986URS Army-chTD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
21. Krasenkow vs Solozhenkin 1-0331986URSA53 Old Indian
22. Makarov vs Krasenkow  0-1551986URS Army-chD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
23. Y Dokhoian vs Krasenkow 1-057198618th Soviet Team-ch final AD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
24. Kholmov vs Krasenkow 1-0301986URS-ch otborC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
25. Ulibin vs Krasenkow  0-1471986URS-ch otborB33 Sicilian
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May-13-07  argishti: JUL '01 2573 42
APR '01 2655 4

now thats got to hurt.

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  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)
Aug-17-14  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.
Jan-01-16  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

Jul-18-17  PhilFeeley: He won the 4th Porticcio Open in Corsica recently. Games are in TWIC 1183.

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  fredthebear: He's famous:
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