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Chessgames Statistics

The following statistics give an insight into our database of chess games and the people who use it.

* Tell me some general statistics about the database.

# of games in database: 713,317
Years covered: 1475 to 2014 (540 years)

White wins 266,975 games (37.43%)
Black wins 195,960 games (27.47%)
250,370 games are drawn (35.10%)

Average # of moves per game: 40.14
Average Elo rating of rated players: 2199
# of games with annotation: 2,144 (0.30%)
# of games with kibitzing: 110,371 (15.47%)
# of kibitzes in total: 3,219,203

# of registered users: 200,769
# of users registered in last 30 days: 847 (0.42%)
# of registered users seen in last 90 days: 11,887 (5.92%)

* What are the highest Elo ratings achieved in the database?

Please note that these statistics are computed from the database; it may be incomplete, or contain errors. The displayed ratings refer to the highest rating ever achieved--not the current rating. Consult the FIDE Chess Ratings Page for official information.

1. Magnus Carlsen (2881)
2. Garry Kasparov (2851)
3. Levon Aronian (2830)
4. Viswanathan Anand (2817)
5. Veselin Topalov (2813)
6. Vladimir Kramnik (2811)
7. Fabiano Caruana (2796)
8. Teimour Radjabov (2793)
9. Hikaru Nakamura (2789)
10. Sergey Karjakin (2788)
11. Alexander Morozevich (2788)
12. Vassily Ivanchuk (2787)
13. Robert James Fischer (2785)
14. Alexander Grischuk (2785)
15. Anatoly Karpov (2780)
16. Boris Gelfand (2777)
17. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2775)
18. Peter Svidler (2769)
19. Ruslan Ponomariov (2768)
20. Gata Kamsky (2763)
21. Peter Leko (2763)
22. Vugar Gashimov (2761)
23. Michael Adams (2761)
24. Dmitry Jakovenko (2760)
25. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2758)
26. Leinier Dominguez Perez (2757)
27. Wang Yue (2756)
28. Pavel Eljanov (2755)
29. Alexey Shirov (2755)
30. Wang Hao (2752)
31. Sergei Movsesian (2751)
32. Etienne Bacrot (2749)
33. Nikita Vitiugov (2747)
34. Anish Giri (2745)
35. Evgeny Tomashevsky (2740)
36. Evgeny Bareev (2739)
37. Wesley So (2738)
38. Arkadi Naiditsch (2737)
39. Ian Nepomniachtchi (2735)
40. Judit Polgar (2735)

* What players have the most games in the database?

1. Viktor Korchnoi (4,460)
2. Anatoly Karpov (3,559)
3. Jan Timman (3,488)
4. Vassily Ivanchuk (3,249)
5. Svetozar Gligoric (3,143)
6. Mikhail Tal (2,806)
7. Lajos Portisch (2,763)
8. Viswanathan Anand (2,742)
9. Alexey Shirov (2,738)
10. Vlastimil Hort (2,664)
11. Vasily Smyslov (2,640)
12. Bent Larsen (2,530)
13. Boris Gelfand (2,514)
14. Michael Adams (2,507)
15. Nigel Short (2,470)
16. Borislav Ivkov (2,468)
17. Vladimir Kramnik (2,461)
18. Anthony Miles (2,451)
19. Vladimir Borisovich Tukmakov (2,401)
20. Loek van Wely (2,395)
21. Garry Kasparov (2,350)
22. Ulf Andersson (2,290)
23. Boris Spassky (2,288)
24. Ratmir Kholmov (2,278)
25. Efim Geller (2,254)
26. Alexander Beliavsky (2,240)
27. Alexey Dreev (2,186)
28. David Bronstein (2,179)
29. Peter Svidler (2,120)
30. Oleg Romanishin (2,074)
31. Paul Keres (2,063)
32. Mark Taimanov (2,039)
33. Artur Yusupov (2,038)
34. Lubomir Ftacnik (2,017)
35. Ljubomir Ljubojevic (1,988)
36. Vlastimil Jansa (1,980)
37. Peter Leko (1,977)
38. Lev Polugaevsky (1,956)
39. Alexander Alekhine (1,943)
40. Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (1,939)

* Which players most often make winning sacrifices?

1. Gioachino Greco (58.23%)
2. Emil Joseph Diemer (42.03%)
3. Serafino Dubois (37.14%)
4. Paul Morphy (35.55%)
5. Marc Esserman (29.07%)
6. Ignatz Von Kolisch (28.57%)
7. Cecil Valentine De Vere (28.12%)
8. Rybka (Computer) (27.66%)
9. Kieseritzky (27.63%)
10. John Cochrane (27.15%)
11. Johannes Zukertort (24.73%)
12. Marco Albano (24.19%)
13. Rudolf Rezso Charousek (23.91%)
14. Nezhmetdinov (23.85%)
15. Adolf Anderssen (23.62%)
16. La Bourdonnais (23.00%)
17. Gustav Richard Neumann (22.54%)
18. Von Der Lasa (22.30%)
19. Wilhelm Steinitz (21.63%)
20. Tibor Weinberger (21.43%)
21. Emory A Tate (20.56%)
22. John A Curdo (20.47%)
23. Georges Koltanowski (20.32%)
24. Igor Nikolayev (20.27%)
25. K Richter (19.91%)
26. Joseph Henry Blackburne (19.69%)
27. Mikhail Golubev (18.11%)
28. Howard Staunton (17.85%)
29. Fidel Corrales Jimenez (17.83%)
30. Carlos Torre Repetto (17.61%)
31. Ray Robson (17.54%)
32. Siegbert Tarrasch (17.53%)
33. Timur Gareev (17.29%)
34. Enrico M Sevillano (17.19%)
35. Gerard Welling (17.10%)
36. Joanna Majdan-Gajewska (17.09%)
37. Harry Nelson Pillsbury (17.07%)
38. Deysi Estela Cori Tello (17.06%)
39. Mikael Helin (17.05%)
40. Valentina Gunina (16.97%)
For an explanation of "winning sacrifice" please see the Sacrifice Explorer FAQ. Only players with at least 50 games in the database are considered. Players with ratings under 2000 are excluded.

* Which ECO opening chapters are played most often?

  1. A04 - Reti Opening (11,464)
  2. B06 - Robatsch (10,384)
  3. B22 - Sicilian, Alapin (9,448)
  4. B90 - Sicilian, Najdorf (8,560)
  5. A07 - King's Indian Attack (8,062)
  6. A46 - Queen's Pawn Game (7,798)
  7. A15 - English (7,749)
  8. B40 - Sicilian (6,912)
  9. B01 - Scandinavian (6,678)
  10. A45 - Queen's Pawn Game (6,562)
  11. D02 - Queen's Pawn Game (6,448)
  12. B30 - Sicilian (5,905)
  13. B12 - Caro-Kann Defense (5,785)
  14. B23 - Sicilian, Closed (5,624)
  15. B32 - Sicilian (5,582)
  16. C42 - Petrov Defense (5,545)
  17. A00 - Uncommon Opening (5,544)
  18. E12 - Queen's Indian (5,543)
  19. B33 - Sicilian (5,427)
  20. E15 - Queen's Indian (5,419)

* What are the most common endings?

1. RPPP vs RPP (11,475)
2. RPPPP vs RPPP (10,433)
3. RPP vs RP (10,166)
4. RPPP vs RPPP (6,493)
5. RPPPP vs RPPPP (6,376)
6. RPP vs RPP (5,303)
7. RP vs R (4,068)
8. RBPPP vs RNPPP (3,577)
9. RPPP vs RP (3,471)
10. RBPPP vs RBPP (3,221)
11. RPP vs R (3,129)
12. BPPPP vs NPPPP (3,067)
13. RPPPP vs RPP (3,030)
14. BPPPP vs BPPP (2,947)
15. RP vs RP (2,643)
16. RBPPP vs RBPPP (2,558)
17. BPPP vs NPPP (2,443)
18. BPPP vs BPP (2,430)
19. QPPPP vs QPPP (2,203)
20. BPPPP vs BPPPP (2,177)
21. RNPPP vs RBPP (1,996)
22. RPPPPP vs RPPP (1,913)
23. RBPPP vs RNPP (1,893)
24. RNPPP vs RNPP (1,828)
25. QPPP vs QPP (1,738)
26. NPPPP vs BPPP (1,705)
27. BPPPP vs NPPP (1,680)
28. RBPP vs RNPP (1,654)
29. NPPP vs NPP (1,641)
30. RNPPP vs RNPPP (1,602)

* Which chessgames.com users have kibitzed the most?

1. jessicafischerqueen (35,978)
2. Jim Bartle (34,451)
3. whiteshark (29,424)
4. acirce (27,697)
5. chancho (27,694)
6. WannaBe (27,011)
7. OhioChessFan (26,796)
8. Domdaniel (24,586)
9. HeMateMe (24,093)
10. percyblakeney (23,196)
11. wordfunph (23,177)
12. notyetagm (22,033)
13. Open Defence (20,338)
14. Marmot PFL (19,075)
15. brankat (18,540)
16. Eyal (18,401)
17. Ulhumbrus (18,398)
18. Travis Bickle (17,875)
19. achieve (17,513)
20. Shams (16,433)
21. twinlark (16,031)
22. technical draw (15,957)
23. frogbert (15,934)
24. keypusher (15,659)
25. YouRang (14,960)
26. LIFE Master AJ (14,762)
27. Tabanus (14,619)
28. cormier (14,314)
29. FSR (14,064)
30. RookFile (13,867)
31. Phony Benoni (13,819)
32. ughaibu (13,513)
33. patzer2 (12,878)
34. SugarDom (12,672)
35. Sneaky (12,623)
36. chessmoron (12,607)
37. al wazir (12,591)
38. hms123 (12,427)
39. perfidious (12,345)
40. timhortons (12,104)

* Which pages on chessgames.com have the most kibitzing?

  1. Wesley So (151,041)
  2. Kenneth Rogoff (142,704)
  3. Kibitzer's Café (131,560)
  4. Magnus Carlsen (73,954)
  5. Robert James Fischer (48,104)
  6. The World vs G Timmerman, 2007 (44,579)
  7. Vladimir Kramnik (39,989)
  8. Kramnik-Topalov World Championship Match (2006) (29,034)
  9. The World vs N Pogonina, 2010 (26,685)
  10. The World vs A Nickel, 2006 (26,650)
  11. A Nickel vs The World, 2008 (23,261)
  12. The World vs Akobian, 2012 (21,221)
  13. Y Shulman vs The World, 2007 (20,940)
  14. Hikaru Nakamura (20,033)
  15. Viswanathan Anand (18,524)
  16. Garry Kasparov (17,894)
  17. Veselin Topalov (17,272)
  18. Odd Lie (16,980)
  19. S Williams vs The World, 2013 (14,966)
  20. M Umansky vs The World, 2009 (12,338)
  21. World Championship Candidates (2013) (12,192)
  22. FIDE World Championship Tournament (2007) (11,908)
  23. Battle of the Brains II, 2008 (11,499)
  24. Anand-Kramnik World Championship Match (2008) (11,098)
  25. Eugenio Torre (10,367)
  26. Anand-Topalov World Chess Championship (2010) (10,138)
  27. Nigel Short (9,867)
  28. Anand-Carlsen World Championship (2013) (9,866)
  29. Raymond Keene (9,567)
  30. Corus (2007) (9,168)

* Which are the most popular games for Guess-the-Move?

  1. P Troeger vs Tal, 1960 (given 875 times, par: 35)
  2. Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1981 (given 473 times, par: 42)
  3. Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 (given 392 times, par: 17)
  4. Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858 (given 346 times, par: 32)
  5. Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 (given 342 times, par: 45)
  6. J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 (given 337 times, par: 19)
  7. Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1890 (given 311 times, par: 5)
  8. Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1983 (given 305 times, par: 60)
  9. Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857 (given 273 times, par: 40)
  10. Fischer vs J Altusky, 1954 (given 264 times, par: 13)
  11. NN vs Greco, 1620 (given 262 times, par: 100)
  12. Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 (given 261 times, par: 37)
  13. Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 (given 255 times, par: 32)
  14. Morphy vs A Meek, 1855 (given 232 times, par: 25)
  15. Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 (given 226 times, par: 30)
  16. Greco vs NN, 1620 (given 220 times, par: 59)
  17. Philidor vs NN, 1749 (given 211 times, par: 64)
  18. Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 (given 207 times, par: 13)
  19. Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 (given 206 times, par: 45)
  20. F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844 (given 205 times, par: 24)
For more information on Guess-the-Move, see the Guess-the-Move Help Page.

* What games are frequently found in our users' Game Collections?

  1. D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956 (690)
  2. Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 (554)
  3. Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858 (514)
  4. Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 (507)
  5. Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907 (457)
  6. Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 (386)
  7. R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963 (367)
  8. Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 (325)
  9. Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 (300)
  10. Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 (281)
  11. Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 (279)
  12. S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 (277)
  13. Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 (276)
  14. Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 (271)
  15. Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924 (266)
  16. Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857 (264)
  17. Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 (262)
  18. Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 (260)
  19. Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 (255)
  20. Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 (250)
  21. Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (250)
  22. Short vs Timman, 1991 (249)
  23. Tal vs Larsen, 1965 (248)
  24. Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 (218)
  25. McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 (215)
  26. Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 (214)
  27. Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961 (210)
  28. Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923 (210)
  29. Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 (209)
  30. Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 (203)
  31. Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 (201)
  32. Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 (199)
  33. Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 (196)
  34. Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 (195)
  35. Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 (193)
  36. Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 (193)
  37. Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 (187)
  38. Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 (186)
  39. Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 (174)
  40. Fischer vs Fine, 1963 (169)

* What PGN viewers are favored by registered users? [what is this?]

  1. pgn4web (Default) (99.30%)
  2. Chess Viewer Deluxe II (0.34%)
  3. Chess Viewer Deluxe (0.20%)
  4. None (text only) (0.08%)
  5. MyChess (0.04%)
  6. ChessTutor (0.03%)
  7. Sjkbase (0.01%)
  8. MistyBeach (0.00%)


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