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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: 770,724
Years covered: 1475 to 2115 (641 years)

White wins 289,510 games (37.56%)
Black wins 213,532 games (27.71%)
267,668 games are drawn (34.73%)

Average # of moves per game: 40.40
Average Elo rating of rated players: 2195
# of games with annotation: 2,172 (0.28%)
# of games with kibitzing: 124,283 (16.13%)
# of kibitzes in total: 3,636,220

# of registered users: 219,984
# of users registered in last 30 days: 833 (0.38%)
# of registered users seen in last 90 days: 10,195 (4.63%)

* 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 (2882)
2. Garry Kasparov (2851)
3. Fabiano Caruana (2844)
4. Levon Aronian (2830)
5. Viswanathan Anand (2817)
6. Veselin Topalov (2816)
7. Hikaru Nakamura (2814)
8. Vladimir Kramnik (2811)
9. Alexander Grischuk (2797)
10. Anish Giri (2793)
11. Teimour Radjabov (2793)
12. Wesley So (2788)
13. Sergey Karjakin (2788)
14. Alexander Morozevich (2788)
15. Vassily Ivanchuk (2787)
16. Robert James Fischer (2785)
17. Ding Liren (2782)
18. Anatoly Karpov (2780)
19. Boris Gelfand (2777)
20. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2775)
21. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2773)
22. Peter Svidler (2769)
23. Leinier Dominguez Perez (2768)
24. Ruslan Ponomariov (2768)
25. Pavel Eljanov (2763)
26. Gata Kamsky (2763)
27. Peter Leko (2763)
28. Vugar Gashimov (2761)
29. Michael Adams (2761)
30. Dmitry Jakovenko (2760)
31. Evgeny Tomashevsky (2758)
32. Li Chao (2756)
33. Wang Yue (2756)
34. Alexey Shirov (2755)
35. Wang Hao (2752)
36. David Navara (2751)
37. Sergei Movsesian (2751)
38. Radoslaw Wojtaszek (2749)
39. Etienne Bacrot (2749)
40. Nikita Vitiugov (2747)

* What players have the most games in the database?

1. Viktor Korchnoi (4,427)
2. Anatoly Karpov (3,541)
3. Jan Timman (3,502)
4. Vassily Ivanchuk (3,387)
5. Svetozar Gligoric (3,145)
6. Viswanathan Anand (2,945)
7. Alexey Shirov (2,830)
8. Mikhail Tal (2,806)
9. Lajos Portisch (2,752)
10. Boris Gelfand (2,679)
11. Michael Adams (2,659)
12. Vladimir Kramnik (2,651)
13. Vlastimil Hort (2,640)
14. Vasily Smyslov (2,629)
15. Loek van Wely (2,555)
16. Nigel Short (2,554)
17. Bent Larsen (2,524)
18. Borislav Ivkov (2,498)
19. Anthony Miles (2,434)
20. Vladimir Borisovich Tukmakov (2,398)
21. Peter Svidler (2,392)
22. Garry Kasparov (2,344)
23. Ulf Andersson (2,304)
24. Alexander Beliavsky (2,292)
25. Alexey Dreev (2,283)
26. Ratmir Kholmov (2,276)
27. Boris Spassky (2,256)
28. Efim Geller (2,241)
29. David Bronstein (2,176)
30. Peter Leko (2,117)
31. Oleg Romanishin (2,078)
32. Artur Yusupov (2,055)
33. Paul Keres (2,041)
34. Levon Aronian (2,040)
35. Mark Taimanov (2,039)
36. Lubomir Ftacnik (2,038)
37. Sergei Movsesian (2,016)
38. Alexander Alekhine (1,986)
39. Veselin Topalov (1,984)
40. Vlastimil Jansa (1,982)

* Which players most often make winning sacrifices?

1. Gioachino Greco (58.23%)
2. Emil Joseph Diemer (41.83%)
3. Serafino Dubois (36.23%)
4. Paul Morphy (35.70%)
5. Igor Nikolayev (32.06%)
6. Ignatz von Kolisch (29.38%)
7. Marc Esserman (29.20%)
8. Cecil Valentine De Vere (29.17%)
9. Rybka (Computer) (27.27%)
10. John Cochrane (27.12%)
11. Johannes Zukertort (24.20%)
12. Marco Albano (24.19%)
13. Nezhmetdinov (24.13%)
14. Rudolf Rezso Charousek (24.04%)
15. Adolf Anderssen (23.74%)
16. La Bourdonnais (23.00%)
17. Gustav Richard Neumann (22.73%)
18. Wilhelm Steinitz (21.70%)
19. Tibor Weinberger (21.51%)
20. Von Der Lasa (21.17%)
21. Georges Koltanowski (20.37%)
22. Erik Andrew Kislik (20.14%)
23. John A Curdo (20.08%)
24. Emory Tate (20.00%)
25. K Richter (19.92%)
26. Joseph Henry Blackburne (19.90%)
27. Mikhail Golubev (18.14%)
28. Carlos Torre Repetto (18.12%)
29. Joanna Majdan-Gajewska (17.58%)
30. Siegbert Tarrasch (17.55%)
31. Howard Staunton (17.50%)
32. Harry Nelson Pillsbury (17.42%)
33. Fidel Corrales Jimenez (17.39%)
34. Ray Robson (17.34%)
35. Gerard Welling (17.02%)
36. Mikael Helin (17.01%)
37. Mikhail Chigorin (16.75%)
38. Valentina Gunina (16.69%)
39. Alexander Alekhine (16.57%)
40. Eric Schiller (16.53%)
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 (12,546)
  2. B06 - Robatsch (11,276)
  3. A07 - King's Indian Attack (10,212)
  4. B22 - Sicilian, Alapin (10,050)
  5. B90 - Sicilian, Najdorf (9,329)
  6. A46 - Queen's Pawn Game (8,565)
  7. A15 - English (8,483)
  8. B40 - Sicilian (7,383)
  9. A45 - Queen's Pawn Game (7,349)
  10. B01 - Scandinavian (7,270)
  11. D02 - Queen's Pawn Game (7,170)
  12. B30 - Sicilian (6,387)
  13. B12 - Caro-Kann Defense (6,380)
  14. B32 - Sicilian (6,046)
  15. B23 - Sicilian, Closed (6,033)
  16. A00 - Uncommon Opening (5,949)
  17. E12 - Queen's Indian (5,901)
  18. C42 - Petrov Defense (5,865)
  19. D37 - Queen's Gambit Declined (5,788)
  20. E15 - Queen's Indian (5,765)

* What are the most common endings?

1. ♖♙♙♙ vs ♖♙♙ (11,778)
2. ♖♙♙♙♙ vs ♖♙♙♙ (10,718)
3. ♖♙♙ vs ♖♙ (10,467)
4. ♖♙♙♙ vs ♖♙♙♙ (6,696)
5. ♖♙♙♙♙ vs ♖♙♙♙♙ (6,603)
6. ♖♙♙ vs ♖♙♙ (5,455)
7. ♖♙ vs ♖ (4,191)
8. ♖♗♙♙♙ vs ♖♘♙♙♙ (3,657)
9. ♖♙♙♙ vs ♖♙ (3,579)
10. ♖♗♙♙♙ vs ♖♗♙♙ (3,317)
11. ♖♙♙ vs ♖ (3,235)
12. ♗♙♙♙♙ vs ♘♙♙♙♙ (3,145)
13. ♖♙♙♙♙ vs ♖♙♙ (3,099)
14. ♗♙♙♙♙ vs ♗♙♙♙ (3,013)
15. ♖♙ vs ♖♙ (2,746)
16. ♖♗♙♙♙ vs ♖♗♙♙♙ (2,636)
17. ♗♙♙♙ vs ♘♙♙♙ (2,501)
18. ♗♙♙♙ vs ♗♙♙ (2,495)
19. ♕♙♙♙♙ vs ♕♙♙♙ (2,273)
20. ♗♙♙♙♙ vs ♗♙♙♙♙ (2,235)
21. ♖♘♙♙♙ vs ♖♗♙♙ (2,060)
22. ♖♙♙♙♙♙ vs ♖♙♙♙ (1,969)
23. ♖♗♙♙♙ vs ♖♘♙♙ (1,954)
24. ♖♘♙♙♙ vs ♖♘♙♙ (1,881)
25. ♕♙♙♙ vs ♕♙♙ (1,793)
26. ♘♙♙♙♙ vs ♗♙♙♙ (1,746)
27. ♗♙♙♙♙ vs ♘♙♙♙ (1,737)
28. ♖♗♙♙ vs ♖♘♙♙ (1,711)
29. ♘♙♙♙ vs ♘♙♙ (1,690)
30. ♖♘♙♙♙ vs ♖♘♙♙♙ (1,649)

* Which chessgames.com users have kibitzed the most?

1. Jim Bartle (45,171)
2. jessicafischerqueen (37,289)
3. HeMateMe (34,821)
4. WannaBe (33,537)
5. whiteshark (32,263)
6. chancho (31,850)
7. OhioChessFan (31,420)
8. acirce (27,690)
9. Domdaniel (27,548)
10. wordfunph (24,995)
11. percyblakeney (23,193)
12. notyetagm (22,944)
13. Marmot PFL (21,891)
14. Travis Bickle (21,483)
15. TheFocus (20,563)
16. Open Defence (20,474)
17. cormier (20,200)
18. Ulhumbrus (20,122)
19. Shams (19,720)
20. perfidious (19,643)
21. keypusher (18,874)
22. brankat (18,556)
23. Eyal (18,483)
24. achieve (17,974)
25. twinlark (17,367)
26. technical draw (17,243)
27. Tabanus (17,075)
28. al wazir (16,636)
29. FSR (16,615)
30. YouRang (16,393)
31. frogbert (16,062)
32. SugarDom (16,057)
33. Phony Benoni (15,954)
34. Abdel Irada (15,921)
35. RookFile (15,460)
36. LIFE Master AJ (14,796)
37. patzer2 (14,204)
38. ughaibu (13,736)
39. Sneaky (13,186)
40. chessmoron (13,116)

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

  1. Kenneth Rogoff (194,515)
  2. Wesley So (187,005)
  3. Kibitzer's Café (165,634)
  4. Magnus Carlsen (77,667)
  5. Robert James Fischer (52,802)
  6. The World vs G Timmerman, 2007 (44,580)
  7. Vladimir Kramnik (39,995)
  8. Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) (29,048)
  9. The World vs N Pogonina, 2010 (26,685)
  10. The World vs A Nickel, 2006 (26,651)
  11. A Nickel vs The World, 2008 (23,261)
  12. Hikaru Nakamura (21,447)
  13. The World vs Akobian, 2012 (21,229)
  14. Y Shulman vs The World, 2007 (20,940)
  15. Odd Lie (19,257)
  16. Viswanathan Anand (19,001)
  17. Garry Kasparov (18,653)
  18. The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (17,675)
  19. Veselin Topalov (17,487)
  20. S Williams vs The World, 2013 (14,962)
  21. Jeremy Lim (13,160)
  22. Eugenio Torre (12,597)
  23. Biographer Bistro (12,442)
  24. M Umansky vs The World, 2009 (12,339)
  25. World Championship Candidates (2013) (12,089)
  26. FIDE World Championship Tournament (2007) (11,916)
  27. Battle of the Brains II, 2008 (11,499)
  28. Anand - Kramnik World Championship Match (2008) (11,068)
  29. Nigel Short (10,418)
  30. Anand - Topalov World Chess Championship (2010) (10,121)

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

  1. P Troeger vs Tal, 1960 (given 1108 times, par: 34)
  2. Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1981 (given 480 times, par: 42)
  3. Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 (given 445 times, par: 16)
  4. J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 (given 390 times, par: 19)
  5. Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858 (given 368 times, par: 33)
  6. Fischer vs J Altusky, 1954 (given 350 times, par: 13)
  7. NN vs Greco, 1620 (given 327 times, par: 99)
  8. Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1890 (given 314 times, par: 5)
  9. Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1983 (given 308 times, par: 60)
  10. Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857 (given 301 times, par: 40)
  11. Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 (given 296 times, par: 36)
  12. Greco vs NN, 1620 (given 278 times, par: 58)
  13. Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 (given 277 times, par: 32)
  14. Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 (given 272 times, par: 43)
  15. Morphy vs A Meek, 1855 (given 262 times, par: 25)
  16. Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 (given 245 times, par: 29)
  17. Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 (given 239 times, par: 126)
  18. Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 (given 238 times, par: 13)
  19. Philidor vs NN, 1749 (given 232 times, par: 64)
  20. Morphy vs E Morphy, 1850 (given 227 times, par: 36)
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 (752)
  2. Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 (610)
  3. Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858 (564)
  4. Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 (550)
  5. Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907 (497)
  6. Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 (421)
  7. Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963 (406)
  8. Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 (361)
  9. Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 (324)
  10. S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 (317)
  11. Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 (315)
  12. Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 (314)
  13. Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 (310)
  14. Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 (301)
  15. Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857 (299)
  16. Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924 (298)
  17. Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 (296)
  18. Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 (296)
  19. Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 (292)
  20. Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 (286)
  21. Short vs Timman, 1991 (285)
  22. Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (274)
  23. Tal vs Larsen, 1965 (273)
  24. Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 (251)
  25. Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 (244)
  26. McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 (240)
  27. Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 (238)
  28. Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 (238)
  29. Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923 (234)
  30. Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961 (233)
  31. Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 (230)
  32. Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 (226)
  33. Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 (225)
  34. Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 (221)
  35. Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 (218)
  36. Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 (217)
  37. Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 (209)
  38. Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 (207)
  39. Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 (205)
  40. Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914 (203)

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

  1. pgn4web (Default) (99.14%)
  2. Chess Viewer Deluxe II (0.38%)
  3. Chess Viewer Deluxe (0.28%)
  4. None (text only) (0.11%)
  5. MyChess (0.04%)
  6. ChessTutor (0.03%)
  7. Sjkbase (0.02%)
  8. MistyBeach (0.01%)


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