|Full name||Andrei Istrăţescu|
3 December 1975 |
|FIDE rating||2672 (March 2014)
(No. 130 on the September 2009 FIDE ratings list)
|Peak rating||2655 (June 2013)|
Andrei Istrăţescu (born 3 December 1975 in Romania) is a chess grandmaster (1993) representing France. For the national Romanian team he took part in six Chess Olympiads (1992–1998, 2002, 2006) with a record of 17 wins, 33 draws and 11 losses. He also took part in three European Team Chess Championships (1992, 1999, and 2005) with a record of three wins, 14 draws and two losses. In 2004 he finished in second place behind Anatoly Karpov in the rapid knockout tournament in Aix en Provence. Subsequently, a rematch was set up in Bucharest: four classical games and four rapid games. The final score was 6-2 in favour of Karpov.
On the April FIDE list his Elo rating is 2648.
Selected tournament victories
- 1991: Winner of the U16 European Youth Chess Championship.
- 1992: Winner of the Romanian Chess Championship.
- 2001: Victory at Bucharest Spring 2001.
- 2001: Victory at first Rohde Open (Sautron, France).
- 2003: Victory at 3rd Rohde Open.
- 2004: Victory at 4th Open of Plancoët, France.
- 2009/10: Winner (with Romain Edouard, David Howell and Mark Hebden) of the Hastings International Chess Congress.
- ChessBase.com - Chess News - Karpov vs Istratescu in Bucharest
- Karpov Vs. Istratescu | LIVE CHESS GAME on www.chess-romania.ro
- The Week in Chess 470
- Giddins, Steve (6 January 2010). "Hastings Four players tie for first with 7.0-9". ChessBase. Archived from the original on 9 January 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2010.