Michal Krasenkow As Erwin l’Ami, Krasenkow has played in all three Grandmastergroups in Wijk aan Zee (A, B and C).With his respected age of 54 Michal proves that he is still very ambitious, being one of the three 50-plus representatives in the Top-100 of the rating list (together with Nigel Short and Julio Granda Zuniga).Knowing that he was 2723 in 2014 before, it is clearly unpredictable how Anton will perform in Wijk aan Zee, but in form he is definitely one of the favourites.place in the European Championship (behind winner Matlakov, playing in the Masters) and a solid performance in the Top Tournament in Dortmund, where he made 3 out of 7 with a performance rating of 2687.
The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment per move from move 1.
So only managed a draw, alongside two other boards.
The one decision of the day was Viswanathan Anand's win with black against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave which brings Anand to join the leaders.
Korobow is well-known for his aggressive play with both colours, which is partly the reason that his rating is fluctuating from time to time.
For instance in June 2017 Korobow still had a rating of 2711, but on the most recent list (January 2018) we only find him back with 2652, ranked 102.
With this DVD on the Nimzo-Indian Defence (including the Catalan and the Queen‘s Indian) Alexei Shirov continues the successful and highly praised series about his best games.