born 1963, is one of the ChessBase authors with the highest ratings. In the 1997 FIDE-WCh he reached the quarter finals and in 2001 he even pushed his rating above the 2700 mark. Krasenkow, born in Moscow, has lived in Poland since 1992 and is a Polish citizen. He has written the chess books “The Open Spanish” (1995) and “The Sveshnikov Sicilian” (1996). His other special areas of interest are the Grünfeld Defence and the Noteboom System, and Krasenkow is the biggest expert of the King's Indian with 6.h3.