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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: 460,703
Years covered: 1475 to 2008 (534 years)

White wins 169,580 games (36.81%)
Black wins 122,979 games (26.69%)
168,134 games are drawn (36.50%)

Average # of moves per game: 39.23
Average Elo rating of rated players: 2231
# of games with annotation: 2,232 (0.48%)
# of games with kibitzing: 55,628 (12.07%)
# of kibitzes in total: 1,299,689

# of registered users: 93,721
# of users registered in last 30 days: 1,564 (1.67%)
# of registered users seen in last 90 days: 13,989 (14.93%)

* 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. Garry Kasparov (2851)
2. Veselin Topalov (2813)
3. Vladimir Kramnik (2811)
4. Viswanathan Anand (2803)
5. Vassily Ivanchuk (2787)
6. Robert James Fischer (2785)
7. Anatoli Karpov (2780)
8. Peter Svidler (2765)
9. Alexander Morozevich (2765)
10. Peter Leko (2763)
11. Levon Aronian (2761)
12. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2760)
13. Michael Adams (2755)
14. Alexey Shirov (2751)
15. Teimour Radjabov (2747)
16. Gata Kamsky (2745)
17. Ruslan Ponomariov (2743)
18. Evgeny Bareev (2739)
19. Boris Gelfand (2737)
20. Dmitry Jakovenko (2735)
21. Judit Polgar (2735)
22. Magnus Carlsen (2733)
23. Sergey Karjakin (2732)
24. Alexander Grischuk (2732)
25. Etienne Bacrot (2731)
26. David Navara (2725)
27. Evgeny Alekseev (2716)
28. Valery Salov (2715)
29. Loek Van Wely (2714)
30. Vladimir Akopian (2713)
31. Ivan Cheparinov (2713)
32. Nigel Short (2712)
33. Alexander Beliavsky (2710)
34. Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu (2707)
35. Rustam Kasimdzhanov (2706)
36. Ivan Sokolov (2706)
37. Alexey Dreev (2705)
38. Wang Yue (2703)
39. Ilya Smirin (2702)
40. Alexander Khalifman (2702)

* What players have the most games in the database?

1. Viktor Korchnoi (4,173)
2. Jan Timman (3,252)
3. Anatoli Karpov (3,232)
4. Svetozar Gligoric (3,127)
5. Mikhail Tal (2,825)
6. Lajos Portisch (2,618)
7. Vasily Smyslov (2,616)
8. Vlastimil Hort (2,528)
9. Bent Larsen (2,510)
10. Borislav Ivkov (2,426)
11. Vladimir Borisovich Tukmakov (2,397)
12. Anthony Miles (2,301)
13. Ratmir Kholmov (2,267)
14. Efim Geller (2,257)
15. Viswanathan Anand (2,170)
16. Boris Spassky (2,168)
17. David Bronstein (2,166)
18. Garry Kasparov (2,143)
19. Alexey Shirov (2,114)
20. Vassily Ivanchuk (2,105)
21. Paul Keres (2,081)
22. Ulf Andersson (2,061)
23. Michael Adams (2,009)
24. Mark Taimanov (1,994)
25. Nigel Short (1,977)
26. Lev Polugaevsky (1,961)
27. Ljubomir Ljubojevic (1,931)
28. Oleg Romanishin (1,919)
29. Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (1,906)
30. Jan Plachetka (1,903)
31. Jan Smejkal (1,898)
32. Vitaly Tseshkovsky (1,890)
33. Vlastimil Jansa (1,887)
34. Alexander Alekhine (1,879)
35. Artur Yusupov (1,876)
36. Loek Van Wely (1,876)
37. Vladimir Kramnik (1,830)
38. Milan Matulovic (1,818)
39. Wlodzimierz Schmidt (1,795)
40. Lubomir Ftacnik (1,742)

* Which players most often make winning sacrifices?

1. Gioachino Greco (58.67%)
2. Emil Joseph Diemer (42.00%)
3. Paul Morphy (36.54%)
4. Ignatz Von Kolisch (29.49%)
5. Cecil Valentine De Vere (27.96%)
6. Rudolf Rezso Charousek (25.30%)
7. Johannes Zukertort (24.82%)
8. Nezhmetdinov (24.60%)
9. Adolf Anderssen (24.04%)
10. Gustav Richard Neumann (22.36%)
11. Von Der Lasa (22.14%)
12. Wilhelm Steinitz (21.73%)
13. Emory A Tate (21.57%)
14. Georges Koltanowski (20.64%)
15. Joseph Henry Blackburne (20.25%)
16. Howard Staunton (18.07%)
17. Gerard Welling (17.97%)
18. Harry Nelson Pillsbury (17.73%)
19. Alexander Alekhine (17.14%)
20. Siegbert Tarrasch (17.10%)
21. Mikhail Chigorin (16.71%)
22. Baadur Jobava (16.51%)
23. Viktor Kupreichik (16.45%)
24. Eric Schiller (16.40%)
25. Oldrich Duras (16.18%)
26. Emanuel Berg (16.09%)
27. Igor Vasilievich Ivanov (15.83%)
28. Emanuel Lasker (15.53%)
29. Tomi Nyback (15.50%)
30. Tigran L Petrosian (15.25%)
31. Wang Hao (15.09%)
32. Garry Kasparov (15.07%)
33. Harold James Plaskett (14.95%)
34. Yacov Murey (14.94%)
35. Lilit Mkrtchian (14.86%)
36. Louis Paulsen (14.68%)
37. Maxime Vachier Lagrave (14.50%)
38. Robert James Fischer (14.45%)
39. Anthony Santasiere (14.36%)
40. Sarunas Sulskis (14.33%)
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 opening variations are played most often?

  1. A04 - Reti Opening (6,653)
  2. B22 - Sicilian, Alapin (6,425)
  3. B06 - Robatsch (5,886)
  4. B90 - Sicilian, Najdorf (5,031)
  5. A46 - Queen's Pawn Game (4,945)
  6. A15 - English (4,742)
  7. B40 - Sicilian (4,643)
  8. D02 - Queen's Pawn Game (4,172)
  9. E12 - Queen's Indian (4,101)
  10. B07 - Pirc (3,948)
  11. B01 - Scandinavian (3,870)
  12. B33 - Sicilian (3,847)
  13. C42 - Petrov Defense (3,791)
  14. B23 - Sicilian, Closed (3,763)
  15. A45 - Queen's Pawn Game (3,656)
  16. E15 - Queen's Indian (3,654)
  17. A00 - Uncommon Opening (3,575)
  18. D37 - Queen's Gambit Declined (3,533)
  19. B30 - Sicilian (3,490)
  20. E11 - Bogo-Indian Defense (3,319)

* What are the most common endings?

1. RPPP vs RPP (7,217)
2. RPPPP vs RPPP (6,597)
3. RPP vs RP (6,217)
4. RPPPP vs RPPPP (3,943)
5. RPPP vs RPPP (3,914)
6. RPP vs RPP (3,196)
7. RP vs R (2,327)
8. RBPPP vs RNPPP (2,189)
9. RPPP vs RP (2,179)
10. RBPPP vs RBPP (1,980)
11. BPPPP vs NPPPP (1,958)
12. RPPPP vs RPP (1,904)
13. RPP vs R (1,869)
14. BPPPP vs BPPP (1,840)
15. RP vs RP (1,559)
16. BPPP vs BPP (1,548)
17. RBPPP vs RBPPP (1,542)
18. BPPP vs NPPP (1,524)
19. QPPPP vs QPPP (1,398)
20. BPPPP vs BPPPP (1,305)
21. RNPPP vs RBPP (1,241)
22. RBPPP vs RNPP (1,203)
23. RPPPPP vs RPPP (1,170)
24. RNPPP vs RNPP (1,114)
25. BPPPP vs NPPP (1,082)
26. QPPP vs QPP (1,080)
27. NPPPP vs BPPP (1,076)
28. NPPP vs NPP (1,008)
29. NPPPP vs NPPP (1,006)
30. NPPP vs BPP (1,003)

* Which chessgames.com users have kibitzed the most?

1. acirce (20,410)
2. WannaBe (15,865)
3. percyblakeney (14,668)
4. jessicafischerqueen (13,500)
5. ughaibu (10,935)
6. EmperorAtahualpa (10,388)
7. chancho (10,246)
8. notyetagm (10,113)
9. chessmoron (10,065)
10. Sneaky (9,996)
11. RookFile (9,993)
12. Open Defence (9,677)
13. aw1988 (9,101)
14. brankat (8,819)
15. Domdaniel (8,712)
16. suenteus po 147 (8,706)
17. Knight13 (8,424)
18. hitman84 (7,311)
19. square dance (7,277)
20. iron maiden (7,132)
21. Whitehat1963 (7,120)
22. twinlark (7,049)
23. Eyal (7,028)
24. ahmadov (7,016)
25. keypusher (6,997)
26. Ulhumbrus (6,774)
27. whiteshark (6,575)
28. azaris (6,575)
29. patzer2 (6,521)
30. Gypsy (6,446)
31. cu8sfan (6,309)
32. Honza Cervenka (6,256)
33. Benzol (6,250)
34. tpstar (6,241)
35. Karpova (6,067)
36. chessgames.com (6,031)
37. slomarko (5,998)
38. euripides (5,968)
39. virginmind (5,914)
40. achieve (5,602)

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

  1. Kibitzer's Café (74,434)
  2. The World vs G Timmerman, 2007 (31,334)
  3. Kramnik-Topalov World Championship Match (2006) (28,952)
  4. Vladimir Kramnik (27,707)
  5. The World vs A Nickel, 2006 (26,620)
  6. Robert James Fischer (23,781)
  7. Magnus Carlsen (22,151)
  8. Y Shulman vs The World, 2007 (20,923)
  9. Veselin Topalov (15,539)
  10. Garry Kasparov (12,112)
  11. FIDE World Championship Tournament (2007) (11,906)
  12. Viswanathan Anand (9,374)
  13. Corus (2007) (9,159)
  14. World Chess Championship (2005) (8,384)
  15. Corus (2008) (7,648)
  16. Raymond Keene (7,266)
  17. Linares-Morelia (2007) (7,172)
  18. Corus Chess Tournament (2005) (6,286)
  19. Zsuzsa Polgar (6,053)
  20. Battle of the Brains, 2007 (5,898)
  21. Team White vs Team Black, 2006 (5,877)
  22. Paul Morphy (5,240)
  23. World Chess Cup (2007) (5,143)
  24. Morelia-Linares (2008) (5,060)
  25. Odd Lie (5,003)
  26. XXII Torneo Ciudad de Linares (2005) (4,900)
  27. Nigel Short (4,759)
  28. Beer (4,566)
  29. Corus Wijk aan Zee (2006) (4,424)
  30. 37th Chess Olympiad (2006) (4,390)

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

  1. Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1981 (given 252 times, par: 42)
  2. Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858 (given 121 times, par: 31)
  3. Philidor vs NN, 1749 (given 100 times, par: 62)
  4. Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857 (given 98 times, par: 35)
  5. Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 (given 85 times, par: 35)
  6. Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1983 (given 82 times, par: 59)
  7. Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 (given 80 times, par: 47)
  8. F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844 (given 79 times, par: 23)
  9. Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 (given 77 times, par: 47)
  10. Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 (given 77 times, par: 9)
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 (404)
  2. Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 (305)
  3. Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 (286)
  4. Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858 (272)
  5. Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907 (256)
  6. Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 (226)
  7. Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 (176)
  8. R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963 (173)
  9. Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 (153)
  10. Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 (147)
  11. Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 (144)
  12. Tal vs Larsen, 1965 (143)
  13. Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 (141)
  14. S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 (139)
  15. Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857 (139)
  16. Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 (136)
  17. Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 (135)
  18. Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924 (134)
  19. Ed Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1911 (129)
  20. Short vs Timman, 1991 (129)
  21. Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 (122)
  22. Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (116)
  23. Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 (114)
  24. Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 (111)
  25. Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 (111)
  26. Samisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923 (108)
  27. Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 (108)
  28. Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 (108)
  29. Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 (107)
  30. Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 (96)

* What java viewers are favored by registered users?

  1. MyChess (Default) (89.84%)
  2. ChessTutor (4.21%)
  3. None (text only) (1.89%)
  4. Sjkbase (1.86%)
  5. MistyBeach (1.54%)
  6. Chess Viewer Deluxe (0.66%)


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