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Chessgames Statistics

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

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Tell me some general statistics about the database.

# of games in database: 1,180,457
Years covered: 0 to 2022 (2023 years)
All time controls (1,180,457 games)
White wins 443,453 games (37.57%)
Black wins 330,012 games (27.96%)
406,964 games are drawn (34.48%)

Only classical time controls (1,054,819 games)
White wins 392,015 games (37.16%)
Black wins 290,007 games (27.49%)
372,780 games are drawn (35.34%)

Only non-classical time controls (125,638 games)
White wins 51,438 games (40.94%)
Black wins 40,005 games (31.84%)
34,184 games are drawn (27.21%)

Average # of moves per game: 40.96
Average Elo rating of rated players: 2186
# of games with annotation: 3,429 (0.29%)
# of games with kibitzing: 162,283 (13.75%)
# of kibitzes in total: 4,608,970

# of registered users: 322,849
# of users registered in last 30 days: 2,159 (0.67%)
# of registered users seen in last 90 days: 13,036 (4.04%)

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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. Andrey M Sokolov (2832)
5. Levon Aronian (2830)
6. Wesley So (2822)
7. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2820)
8. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2819)
9. Vladimir Kramnik (2817)
10. Viswanathan Anand (2817)
11. Veselin Topalov (2816)
12. Hikaru Nakamura (2814)
13. Alexander Grischuk (2810)
14. Ding Liren (2801)
15. Anish Giri (2793)
16. Teimour Radjabov (2793)
17. Sergey Karjakin (2788)
18. Alexander Morozevich (2788)
19. Vasyl Ivanchuk (2787)
20. Robert James Fischer (2785)
21. Ian Nepomniachtchi (2784)
22. Anatoly Karpov (2780)
23. Boris Gelfand (2777)
24. Peter Svidler (2769)
25. Leinier Dominguez Perez (2768)
26. Ruslan Ponomariov (2768)
27. Pentala Harikrishna (2766)
28. Pavel Eljanov (2765)
29. Wang Hao (2763)
30. Gata Kamsky (2763)
31. Peter Leko (2763)
32. Yu Yangyi (2762)
33. Vugar Gashimov (2761)
34. Michael Adams (2761)
35. Richard Rapport (2760)
36. Dmitry Jakovenko (2760)
37. Evgeny Tomashevsky (2758)
38. Li Chao (2757)
39. Wang Yue (2756)
40. Alexey Shirov (2755)

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What players have the most games in the database?

1. Viktor Korchnoi (4,619)
2. Magnus Carlsen (3,997)
3. Ivan Farago (3,996)
4. Vasyl Ivanchuk (3,915)
5. Viswanathan Anand (3,872)
6. Anatoly Karpov (3,643)
7. Jan Timman (3,616)
8. Levon Aronian (3,495)
9. Alexey Shirov (3,354)
10. Boris Gelfand (3,297)
11. Peter Svidler (3,236)
12. Svetozar Gligoric (3,188)
13. Hikaru Nakamura (3,146)
14. Pia Cramling (3,126)
15. Vladimir Kramnik (3,125)
16. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (3,124)
17. Oleg M Romanishin (3,086)
18. Michael Adams (3,069)
19. Alexander Grischuk (3,032)
20. Vlastimil Hort (2,996)
21. Aleksey Dreev (2,898)
22. Nigel Short (2,890)
23. Loek van Wely (2,881)
24. Mikhail Tal (2,877)
25. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2,865)
26. Lajos Portisch (2,863)
27. Sergey Karjakin (2,813)
28. Vasily Smyslov (2,750)
29. Borislav Ivkov (2,666)
30. Alexander G Beliavsky (2,616)
31. Bojan Kurajica (2,549)
32. Vladimir P Malaniuk (2,540)
33. Bent Larsen (2,539)
34. Anthony Miles (2,539)
35. Peter Leko (2,512)
36. Sergei Movsesian (2,484)
37. Ulf Andersson (2,466)
38. Fabiano Caruana (2,435)
39. Garry Kasparov (2,422)
40. Vladimir Tukmakov (2,416)

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Which players most often make winning sacrifices?

1. Carl Hartlaub (58.82%)
2. Gioachino Greco (57.78%)
3. Emil Joseph Diemer (40.27%)
4. Frederick Rhine (39.81%)
5. Paul Morphy (36.17%)
6. Igor Nikolayev (31.67%)
7. Ignatz von Kolisch (30.68%)
8. Rezso Charousek (27.27%)
9. John Cochrane (27.04%)
10. Adolf Anderssen (24.05%)
11. Wilhelm Steinitz (23.28%)
12. Marc Esserman (22.60%)
13. Johannes Zukertort (22.49%)
14. Gustav Neumann (22.31%)
15. Tibor Weinberger (21.62%)
16. William Pollock (20.72%)
17. Emory Tate (20.41%)
18. Howard Staunton (20.11%)
19. Joseph Henry Blackburne (19.77%)
20. Georges Koltanowski (19.76%)
21. John A Curdo (19.42%)
22. Mikhail Golubev (19.27%)
23. Daniel Harrwitz (19.25%)
24. Kurt Richter (18.79%)
25. Harry Nelson Pillsbury (18.04%)
26. Siegbert Tarrasch (17.95%)
27. Adam Tukhaev (17.91%)
28. Peter Romanovsky (17.43%)
29. Harold James Plaskett (17.35%)
30. Stanislav Bogdanovich (17.11%)
31. Bator Sambuev (17.08%)
32. Oldrich Duras (16.96%)
33. Mikhail Chigorin (16.93%)
34. Timur Gareyev (16.73%)
35. Danny Kopec (16.40%)
36. Eric Schiller (16.37%)
37. Gerard Welling (16.35%)
38. Diego Flores (16.21%)
39. Ray Robson (16.10%)
40. Alexander Alekhine (16.06%)
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.

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Which ECO opening chapters are played most often?

  1. A07 - King's Indian Attack (26,707)
  2. A04 - Reti Opening (19,221)
  3. D02 - Queen's Pawn Game (16,933)
  4. B06 - Robatsch (15,158)
  5. B90 - Sicilian, Najdorf (14,461)
  6. B22 - Sicilian, Alapin (14,085)
  7. A15 - English (13,431)
  8. A46 - Queen's Pawn Game (13,110)
  9. A45 - Queen's Pawn Game (12,744)
  10. B01 - Scandinavian (10,847)
  11. B12 - Caro-Kann Defense (10,767)
  12. B32 - Sicilian (10,608)
  13. B07 - Pirc (10,086)
  14. B30 - Sicilian (9,982)
  15. A00 - Uncommon Opening (9,719)
  16. C45 - Scotch Game (9,546)
  17. B40 - Sicilian (9,323)
  18. A13 - English (9,070)
  19. D37 - Queen's Gambit Declined (9,018)
  20. E11 - Bogo-Indian Defense (8,901)

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What are the most common endings?

1. ♖♙♙♙ vs ♖♙♙ (14,827)
2. ♖♙♙♙♙ vs ♖♙♙♙ (13,432)
3. ♖♙♙ vs ♖♙ (13,259)
4. ♖♙♙♙ vs ♖♙♙♙ (8,490)
5. ♖♙♙♙♙ vs ♖♙♙♙♙ (8,286)
6. ♖♙♙ vs ♖♙♙ (6,978)
7. ♖♙ vs ♖ (5,569)
8. ♖♗♙♙♙ vs ♖♘♙♙♙ (4,590)
9. ♖♙♙♙ vs ♖♙ (4,560)
10. ♖♙♙ vs ♖ (4,246)
11. ♖♗♙♙♙ vs ♖♗♙♙ (4,214)
12. ♖♙♙♙♙ vs ♖♙♙ (3,931)
13. ♗♙♙♙♙ vs ♘♙♙♙♙ (3,907)
14. ♗♙♙♙♙ vs ♗♙♙♙ (3,819)
15. ♖♙ vs ♖♙ (3,581)
16. ♖♗♙♙♙ vs ♖♗♙♙♙ (3,335)
17. ♗♙♙♙ vs ♗♙♙ (3,204)
18. ♗♙♙♙ vs ♘♙♙♙ (3,159)
19. ♕♙♙♙♙ vs ♕♙♙♙ (2,870)
20. ♗♙♙♙♙ vs ♗♙♙♙♙ (2,823)
21. ♖♘♙♙♙ vs ♖♗♙♙ (2,569)
22. ♖♙♙♙♙♙ vs ♖♙♙♙ (2,477)
23. ♖♗♙♙♙ vs ♖♘♙♙ (2,443)
24. ♖♘♙♙♙ vs ♖♘♙♙ (2,395)
25. ♕♙♙♙ vs ♕♙♙ (2,259)
26. ♘♙♙♙♙ vs ♗♙♙♙ (2,164)
27. ♖♗♙♙ vs ♖♘♙♙ (2,160)
28. ♗♙♙♙♙ vs ♘♙♙♙ (2,131)
29. ♘♙♙♙ vs ♘♙♙ (2,105)
30. ♖♘♙♙♙ vs ♖♘♙♙♙ (2,061)

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Which chessgames.com users have kibitzed the most?

1. HeMateMe (74,454)
2. saffuna (55,554)
3. Jim Bartle (49,870)
4. WannaBe (46,069)
5. jessicafischerqueen (45,706)
6. OhioChessFan (45,025)
7. harrylime (40,679)
8. chancho (40,671)
9. cormier (37,655)
10. whiteshark (37,418)
11. perfidious (36,886)
12. al wazir (31,169)
13. diceman (30,966)
14. Domdaniel (30,824)
15. Travis Bickle (30,383)
16. Bobsterman3000 (30,333)
17. Colonel Mortimer (29,413)
18. wordfunph (28,672)
19. keypusher (27,771)
20. acirce (27,704)
21. TheFocus (27,380)
22. Big Pawn (26,804)
23. Marmot PFL (25,911)
24. Ulhumbrus (23,863)
25. notyetagm (23,426)
26. percyblakeney (23,191)
27. Abdel Irada (22,026)
28. thegoodanarchist (21,833)
29. Tabanus (21,691)
30. zanzibar (21,493)
31. SugarDom (21,048)
32. Shams (21,012)
33. Open Defence (20,877)
34. FSR (20,857)
35. technical draw (20,745)
36. offramp (19,825)
37. Eyal (19,037)
38. brankat (18,793)
39. WinKing (18,690)
40. Phony Benoni (18,500)

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Which pages on chessgames.com have the most kibitzing?

  1. Kenneth Rogoff (472,652)
  2. Kibitzer's Café (283,897)
  3. Wesley So (212,244)
  4. Magnus Carlsen (82,369)
  5. Robert James Fischer (56,326)
  6. Jeremy Lim (53,714)
  7. The World vs G Timmerman, 2007 (44,597)
  8. Vladimir Kramnik (39,989)
  9. Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) (29,030)
  10. The World vs N Pogonina, 2010 (26,713)
  11. The World vs A Nickel, 2006 (26,661)
  12. A Nickel vs The World, 2008 (23,261)
  13. Biographer Bistro (22,036)
  14. Hikaru Nakamura (21,429)
  15. The World vs V Akobian, 2012 (21,219)
  16. Shulman vs The World, 2007 (20,941)
  17. Odd Lie (19,199)
  18. Viswanathan Anand (18,999)
  19. Garry Kasparov (18,646)
  20. The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (17,666)
  21. Veselin Topalov (17,487)
  22. S Williams vs The World, 2013 (14,939)
  23. Eugenio Torre (14,607)
  24. M Umansky vs The World, 2009 (12,340)
  25. World Championship Candidates (2013) (12,088)
  26. World Championship Tournament (2007) (11,917)
  27. Battle of the Brains II, 2008 (11,501)
  28. Anand - Kramnik World Championship Match (2008) (11,072)
  29. Nigel Short (10,395)
  30. Anand - Topalov World Championship Match (2010) (10,101)
  31. Raymond Keene (9,942)
  32. Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013) (9,772)
  33. Corus Group A (2007) (9,159)
  34. Louis Stumpers (9,153)
  35. FIDE World Championship Tournament (2005) (8,412)
  36. World Championship Candidates (2011) (8,277)
  37. V Akobian vs The World, 2011 (8,262)
  38. Edmund Beronio (8,033)
  39. Corus Group A (2008) (7,653)
  40. Morelia-Linares (2007) (7,175)

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

  1. P Troeger vs Tal, 1960 (given 1469 times, par: 34)
  2. Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 (given 568 times, par: 16)
  3. Fischer vs J Altusky, 1954 (given 517 times, par: 13)
  4. J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 (given 497 times, par: 19)
  5. Kasparov vs Andersson, 1981 (given 495 times, par: 42)
  6. Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858 (given 453 times, par: 33)
  7. Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 (given 451 times, par: 32)
  8. NN vs Greco, 1620 (given 417 times, par: 98)
  9. Polgar vs Mamedyarov, 2002 (given 389 times, par: 11)
  10. Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857 (given 365 times, par: 41)
  11. Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 (given 363 times, par: 36)
  12. Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1983 (given 362 times, par: 60)
  13. Greco vs NN, 1620 (given 342 times, par: 56)
  14. Greco vs NN, 1620 (given 333 times, par: 22)
  15. Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 (given 329 times, par: 43)
  16. Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1890 (given 323 times, par: 5)
  17. Morphy vs A Meek, 1855 (given 317 times, par: 25)
  18. Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 (given 297 times, par: 13)
  19. Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 (given 296 times, par: 30)
  20. Morphy vs E Morphy, 1856 (given 288 times, par: 36)
For more information on Guess-the-Move, see the Guess-the-Move Help Page.

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

  1. D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956 (1028)
  2. Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858 (894)
  3. Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 (818)
  4. Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 (807)
  5. Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907 (757)
  6. R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963 (676)
  7. Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 (637)
  8. Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924 (619)
  9. Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 (616)
  10. Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 (575)
  11. Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 (555)
  12. Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 (537)
  13. Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 (523)
  14. Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (516)
  15. Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857 (502)
  16. Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 (501)
  17. Short vs Timman, 1991 (482)
  18. Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 (476)
  19. Polugaevsky vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1958 (469)
  20. Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 (469)
  21. Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923 (445)
  22. Tal vs Larsen, 1965 (444)
  23. Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 (442)
  24. S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 (439)
  25. Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 (437)
  26. Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 (433)
  27. Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 (422)
  28. McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 (422)
  29. Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 (409)
  30. Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961 (397)
  31. Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914 (396)
  32. Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 (395)
  33. Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 (390)
  34. Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 (388)
  35. O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 (382)
  36. Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 (368)
  37. R Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 (365)
  38. Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 (355)
  39. Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 (355)
  40. Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921 (354)
Also see our Notable Games for games broke down by year, decade, and century.

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