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Michal Krasenkow
Photo courtesy of Chess in Translation.  
Number of games in database: 1,790
Years covered: 1980 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2602 (2521 rapid, 2578 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2676

Overall record: +661 -270 =695 (62.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 164 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (122) 
    E90 E94 E97 E60 E92
 Queen's Pawn Game (102) 
    D02 A46 E00 E10 A41
 Queen's Gambit Declined (76) 
    D37 D38 D39 D30 D31
 Queen's Indian (71) 
    E12 E15 E19 E17 E18
 Semi-Slav (68) 
    D45 D47 D46 D43 D48
 Slav (59) 
    D10 D11 D18 D15 D12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (197) 
    B33 B30 B45 B40 B31
 Grunfeld (119) 
    D85 D86 D76 D80 D70
 Ruy Lopez (75) 
    C80 C67 C65 C77 C69
 Robatsch (56) 
 Queen's Gambit Declined (53) 
    D31 D30 D37 D35 D38
 Queen's Pawn Game (48) 
    A41 A46 D02 A40 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
   Dautov vs Krasenkow, 2002 0-1
   Krasenkow vs Rozentalis, 1997 1-0
   Kharlov vs Krasenkow, 1997 0-1
   Krasenkow vs M Markovic, 1990 1-0
   Krasenkow vs Kharlov, 1991 1-0
   Krasenkow vs Chernin, 1991 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Corus Group B (2002)
   Corus Group C (2007)
   Soviet Army Championship (1987)
   Polish Championship (2001)
   French Team Championship (2012)
   Katowice Fibak Open (1993)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Polish Championship (1996)
   Politiken Cup (1996)
   Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007)
   Unive Open (2013)
   Bundesliga 1998/99 (1999)
   Rilton Cup 2015/16 (2015)
   Dortmund Open-A (1992)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)

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

   🏆 50th Rilton Cup
   Krasenkow vs G Kilgus (Jan-05-23) 1/2-1/2
   I Lopez Mulet vs Krasenkow (Jan-04-23) 1/2-1/2
   Krasenkow vs Aravind L N Ram (Jan-03-23) 1-0
   Krasenkow vs M Deuer (Dec-27-22) 1/2-1/2
   Krasenkow vs U Boensch (Oct-22-22) 1-0

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(born Nov-14-1963, 59 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 73; games 1-25 of 1,821  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Krasenkow vs A Kveinys  1-0371980USSR Junior ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
2. Ehlvest vs Krasenkow  1-0431980USSR Junior ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
3. P Korzubov vs Krasenkow  ½-½301980USSR Junior ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. M Tataev vs Krasenkow  1-0411981t MoscowD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
5. Kulinsky vs Krasenkow 1-0211982URS-chT JuniorsE15 Queen's Indian
6. Dautov vs Krasenkow  ½-½231982Leningrad team-chD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
7. Krasenkow vs M Chommyyev  1-0371982URS-chT JuniorsE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
8. Krasenkow vs M Tseitlin 1-0491985Soviet Army Team ChampionshipE91 King's Indian
9. I Naumkin vs Krasenkow ½-½771985TbilisiD85 Grunfeld
10. Krasenkow vs S Kalinitschew 1-0421985URS Army-chTB33 Sicilian
11. Krasenkow vs A Graf  0-1441985Soviet Army Team ChampionshipC46 Three Knights
12. Lanka vs Krasenkow  1-0421985Soviet Army Team ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
13. I Lukianov vs Krasenkow  ½-½621985TbilisiB33 Sicilian
14. Krasenkow vs F Levin  0-1431985TbilisiE12 Queen's Indian
15. V Lukianov vs Krasenkow  ½-½611985It cat 8B33 Sicilian
16. Semeniuk vs Krasenkow  ½-½371985TbilisiB33 Sicilian
17. S Ionov vs Krasenkow  1-0351985Match Leningrad-MoscowE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
18. V S Zhidkov vs Krasenkow  ½-½421985Galaktion and Titsian Tabidze MemorialB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
19. Krasenkow vs V Vepkhvishvili 1-0261985Galaktion and Titsian Tabidze MemorialE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
20. Krasenkow vs I Siprashvili  1-0511985Galaktion and Titsian Tabidze MemorialA57 Benko Gambit
21. G Tunik vs Krasenkow  1-0201985Galaktion and Titsian Tabidze MemorialB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. G Tqebuchava vs Krasenkow  1-0471985Galaktion and Titsian Tabidze MemorialA48 King's Indian
23. Makarov vs Krasenkow  0-1551986URS Army-chD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
24. Makarov vs Krasenkow  1-0431986URS Army-chTD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
25. Krasenkow vs A V Kharitonov  0-1411986URS Army-chTD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
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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.

Jun-06-10  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

Jun-23-15  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.

Jun-23-15  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

Jan-03-16  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:
Oct-30-21  stanleys: Winner of the "Sheikh Russel International Grandmasters Chess Tournament 2021" in Bangladesh, beating the leader Vugar Rasulov in a decisive game in the last round with black -
Nov-01-21  Albertan: Michal Krasenkow wins Sheik Russel Tournament in Bangladesh:

Nov-14-22  syracrophy: Happy birthday, Mr. Krasenkow!

When seeing he was the Player of the Day reminded me of an instructive Rook ending he won as Black which I saw as a game of the day on another website. Will look for it to share it.

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