Andrei Istrățescu

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Andrei Istrățescu
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France (2011–2017)
Born (1975-12-03) 3 December 1975 (age 43)
TitleGrandmaster (1994)
FIDE rating2556 (April 2019)
Peak rating2677 (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[1] to 2017.[2] 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.[3][4]

Selected tournament victories[edit]


  1. ^ Player transfers in 2011. FIDE.
  2. ^ Player transfers in 2017. FIDE.
  3. ^ - Chess News - Karpov vs Istratescu in Bucharest
  4. ^ Karpov Vs. Istratescu | LIVE CHESS GAME on Archived 29 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
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  6. ^ The Week in Chess 470
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 December 2006. Retrieved 2011-06-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ 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.

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