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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: 723,729
Years covered: 1475 to 2014 (540 years)

White wins 270,991 games (37.44%)
Black wins 199,053 games (27.50%)
253,673 games are drawn (35.05%)

Average # of moves per game: 40.19
Average Elo rating of rated players: 2198
# of games with annotation: 2,142 (0.30%)
# of games with kibitzing: 112,483 (15.54%)
# of kibitzes in total: 3,288,671

# of registered users: 203,579
# of users registered in last 30 days: 796 (0.39%)
# of registered users seen in last 90 days: 11,131 (5.47%)

* 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. Levon Aronian (2830)
4. Viswanathan Anand (2817)
5. Veselin Topalov (2813)
6. Vladimir Kramnik (2811)
7. Fabiano Caruana (2796)
8. Alexander Grischuk (2795)
9. Teimour Radjabov (2793)
10. Hikaru Nakamura (2789)
11. Sergey Karjakin (2788)
12. Alexander Morozevich (2788)
13. Vassily Ivanchuk (2787)
14. Robert James Fischer (2785)
15. Anatoly Karpov (2780)
16. Boris Gelfand (2777)
17. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2775)
18. Peter Svidler (2769)
19. Leinier Dominguez Perez (2768)
20. Ruslan Ponomariov (2768)
21. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2766)
22. Gata Kamsky (2763)
23. Peter Leko (2763)
24. Vugar Gashimov (2761)
25. Michael Adams (2761)
26. Dmitry Jakovenko (2760)
27. Wang Yue (2756)
28. Pavel Eljanov (2755)
29. Alexey Shirov (2755)
30. B Gelfand (2753)
31. Anish Giri (2752)
32. Wang Hao (2752)
33. Sergei Movsesian (2751)
34. Etienne Bacrot (2749)
35. Nikita Vitiugov (2747)
36. Wesley So (2744)
37. Evgeny Tomashevsky (2740)
38. Evgeny Bareev (2739)
39. Arkadij Naiditsch (2737)
40. Ian Nepomniachtchi (2735)

* What players have the most games in the database?

1. Viktor Korchnoi (4,458)
2. Anatoly Karpov (3,559)
3. Jan Timman (3,501)
4. Vassily Ivanchuk (3,270)
5. Svetozar Gligoric (3,143)
6. Mikhail Tal (2,839)
7. Viswanathan Anand (2,779)
8. Lajos Portisch (2,771)
9. Alexey Shirov (2,749)
10. Vlastimil Hort (2,662)
11. Vasily Smyslov (2,644)
12. Bent Larsen (2,531)
13. Boris Gelfand (2,523)
14. Michael Adams (2,515)
15. Borislav Ivkov (2,510)
16. Vladimir Kramnik (2,487)
17. Nigel Short (2,470)
18. Anthony Miles (2,449)
19. Loek van Wely (2,446)
20. Vladimir Borisovich Tukmakov (2,401)
21. Garry Kasparov (2,350)
22. Ulf Andersson (2,311)
23. Boris Spassky (2,289)
24. Ratmir Kholmov (2,278)
25. Efim Geller (2,253)
26. Alexander Beliavsky (2,247)
27. Alexey Dreev (2,220)
28. Peter Svidler (2,181)
29. David Bronstein (2,178)
30. Oleg Romanishin (2,074)
31. Paul Keres (2,065)
32. Mark Taimanov (2,043)
33. Artur Yusupov (2,038)
34. Lubomir Ftacnik (2,020)
35. Vlastimil Jansa (1,990)
36. Ljubomir Ljubojevic (1,987)
37. Peter Leko (1,985)
38. Lev Polugaevsky (1,954)
39. Alexander Alekhine (1,942)
40. Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (1,938)

* Which players most often make winning sacrifices?

1. Gioachino Greco (58.23%)
2. Emil Joseph Diemer (41.83%)
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) (27.37%)
9. John Cochrane (27.12%)
10. Johannes Zukertort (24.73%)
11. Marco Albano (24.19%)
12. Rudolf Rezso Charousek (23.91%)
13. Nezhmetdinov (23.85%)
14. Igor Nikolayev (23.81%)
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 (21.54%)
20. Tibor Weinberger (21.43%)
21. John A Curdo (20.69%)
22. Emory A Tate (20.44%)
23. Georges Koltanowski (20.32%)
24. Erik Andrew Kislik (20.14%)
25. Joseph Henry Blackburne (19.71%)
26. K Richter (19.01%)
27. Mikael Helin (18.25%)
28. Mikhail Golubev (18.11%)
29. Howard Staunton (17.85%)
30. Fidel Corrales Jimenez (17.83%)
31. Carlos Torre Repetto (17.61%)
32. Siegbert Tarrasch (17.52%)
33. Harry Nelson Pillsbury (17.33%)
34. Ray Robson (17.32%)
35. Enrico M Sevillano (17.19%)
36. Gerard Welling (17.10%)
37. Joanna Majdan-Gajewska (17.09%)
38. Deysi Estela Cori Tello (17.06%)
39. Richard Forster (17.04%)
40. Stephen John Solomon (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 (11,652)
  2. B06 - Robatsch (10,567)
  3. B22 - Sicilian, Alapin (9,546)
  4. B90 - Sicilian, Najdorf (8,699)
  5. A07 - King's Indian Attack (8,360)
  6. A46 - Queen's Pawn Game (7,937)
  7. A15 - English (7,860)
  8. B40 - Sicilian (7,015)
  9. B01 - Scandinavian (6,759)
  10. A45 - Queen's Pawn Game (6,707)
  11. D02 - Queen's Pawn Game (6,558)
  12. B30 - Sicilian (5,989)
  13. B12 - Caro-Kann Defense (5,894)
  14. B23 - Sicilian, Closed (5,703)
  15. B32 - Sicilian (5,673)
  16. A00 - Uncommon Opening (5,610)
  17. E12 - Queen's Indian (5,600)
  18. C42 - Petrov Defense (5,596)
  19. E15 - Queen's Indian (5,482)
  20. B33 - Sicilian (5,466)

* What are the most common endings?

1. RPPP vs RPP (11,786)
2. RPPPP vs RPPP (10,727)
3. RPP vs RP (10,471)
4. RPPP vs RPPP (6,703)
5. RPPPP vs RPPPP (6,604)
6. RPP vs RPP (5,459)
7. RP vs R (4,192)
8. RBPPP vs RNPPP (3,660)
9. RPPP vs RP (3,581)
10. RBPPP vs RBPP (3,318)
11. RPP vs R (3,235)
12. BPPPP vs NPPPP (3,150)
13. RPPPP vs RPP (3,103)
14. BPPPP vs BPPP (3,017)
15. RP vs RP (2,750)
16. RBPPP vs RBPPP (2,637)
17. BPPP vs NPPP (2,504)
18. BPPP vs BPP (2,496)
19. QPPPP vs QPPP (2,277)
20. BPPPP vs BPPPP (2,237)
21. RNPPP vs RBPP (2,062)
22. RPPPPP vs RPPP (1,973)
23. RBPPP vs RNPP (1,956)
24. RNPPP vs RNPP (1,882)
25. QPPP vs QPP (1,795)
26. NPPPP vs BPPP (1,747)
27. BPPPP vs NPPP (1,738)
28. RBPP vs RNPP (1,712)
29. NPPP vs NPP (1,691)
30. RNPPP vs RNPPP (1,652)

* Which chessgames.com users have kibitzed the most?

1. jessicafischerqueen (36,305)
2. Jim Bartle (35,960)
3. whiteshark (29,879)
4. WannaBe (28,046)
5. chancho (28,029)
6. acirce (27,692)
7. OhioChessFan (27,517)
8. HeMateMe (25,385)
9. Domdaniel (25,254)
10. wordfunph (23,507)
11. percyblakeney (23,196)
12. notyetagm (22,298)
13. Open Defence (20,352)
14. Marmot PFL (19,513)
15. Ulhumbrus (18,920)
16. brankat (18,539)
17. Travis Bickle (18,494)
18. Eyal (18,412)
19. achieve (17,535)
20. Shams (17,270)
21. twinlark (16,300)
22. technical draw (16,229)
23. frogbert (15,935)
24. keypusher (15,922)
25. cormier (15,428)
26. YouRang (15,145)
27. Tabanus (14,998)
28. LIFE Master AJ (14,907)
29. FSR (14,727)
30. Phony Benoni (14,224)
31. perfidious (14,204)
32. RookFile (14,093)
33. SugarDom (13,965)
34. ughaibu (13,600)
35. al wazir (13,152)
36. patzer2 (13,000)
37. Sneaky (12,731)
38. chessmoron (12,697)
39. hms123 (12,515)
40. Whitehat1963 (12,193)

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

  1. Wesley So (158,485)
  2. Kenneth Rogoff (149,655)
  3. Kibitzer's Café (134,328)
  4. Magnus Carlsen (74,999)
  5. Robert James Fischer (49,335)
  6. The World vs G Timmerman, 2007 (44,579)
  7. Vladimir Kramnik (40,011)
  8. Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) (29,035)
  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 (21,223)
  13. Y Shulman vs The World, 2007 (20,940)
  14. Hikaru Nakamura (20,330)
  15. Viswanathan Anand (18,564)
  16. Garry Kasparov (18,060)
  17. Veselin Topalov (17,281)
  18. Odd Lie (17,096)
  19. S Williams vs The World, 2013 (14,960)
  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 (10,900)
  26. Anand - Topalov World Chess Championship (2010) (10,138)
  27. Nigel Short (9,908)
  28. Anand - Carlsen World Championship (2013) (9,870)
  29. Raymond Keene (9,590)
  30. Corus (2007) (9,168)

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

  1. P Troeger vs Tal, 1960 (given 914 times, par: 35)
  2. Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1981 (given 473 times, par: 42)
  3. Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 (given 400 times, par: 17)
  4. Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 (given 351 times, par: 45)
  5. Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858 (given 349 times, par: 32)
  6. J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 (given 348 times, par: 19)
  7. Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1890 (given 311 times, par: 5)
  8. Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1983 (given 305 times, par: 60)
  9. Fischer vs J Altusky, 1954 (given 280 times, par: 13)
  10. Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857 (given 279 times, par: 40)
  11. NN vs Greco, 1620 (given 269 times, par: 99)
  12. Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 (given 262 times, par: 37)
  13. Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 (given 260 times, par: 32)
  14. Morphy vs A Meek, 1855 (given 240 times, par: 25)
  15. Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 (given 228 times, par: 29)
  16. Greco vs NN, 1620 (given 224 times, par: 59)
  17. Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 (given 215 times, par: 45)
  18. Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 (given 212 times, par: 13)
  19. Philidor vs NN, 1749 (given 212 times, par: 64)
  20. F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844 (given 208 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 (696)
  2. Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 (562)
  3. Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858 (521)
  4. Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 (513)
  5. Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907 (461)
  6. Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 (392)
  7. R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963 (368)
  8. Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 (331)
  9. Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 (300)
  10. Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 (285)
  11. S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 (280)
  12. Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 (279)
  13. Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 (278)
  14. Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 (272)
  15. Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857 (267)
  16. Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924 (266)
  17. Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 (265)
  18. Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 (264)
  19. Short vs Timman, 1991 (257)
  20. Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 (257)
  21. Tal vs Larsen, 1965 (255)
  22. Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 (253)
  23. Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (251)
  24. Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 (221)
  25. Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 (218)
  26. McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 (216)
  27. Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923 (212)
  28. Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961 (209)
  29. Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 (208)
  30. Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 (207)
  31. Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 (201)
  32. Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 (201)
  33. Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 (199)
  34. Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 (197)
  35. Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 (196)
  36. Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 (196)
  37. Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 (190)
  38. Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 (188)
  39. Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 (175)
  40. Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914 (171)

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

  1. pgn4web (Default) (99.19%)
  2. Chess Viewer Deluxe II (0.40%)
  3. Chess Viewer Deluxe (0.22%)
  4. None (text only) (0.08%)
  5. MyChess (0.06%)
  6. ChessTutor (0.04%)
  7. Sjkbase (0.01%)
  8. MistyBeach (0.01%)


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