|Born||3 December 1975|
|FIDE rating||2556 (April 2019)|
|Peak rating||2677 (January 2014)|
Andrei Istrățescu (born 3 December 1975) is a Romanian chess grandmaster. He competed in the FIDE World Chess Championship in 1998 and in the FIDE World Cup in 2005 and 2013. Istrățescu has played for the Romanian national team in the Chess Olympiad, the European Team Chess Championship and the Chess Balkaniads. He represented France from 2011 to 2017. 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.
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.
- Player transfers in 2011. FIDE.
- Player transfers in 2017. FIDE.
- ChessBase.com - Chess News - Karpov vs Istratescu in Bucharest
- Karpov Vs. Istratescu | LIVE CHESS GAME on www.chess-romania.ro Archived 29 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- The Week in Chess 470
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 December 2006. Retrieved 2011-06-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- 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.