Chess players by number of games

This list contains the players with the largest number of games in the database. Download the games of the most prolific chess players of history.

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Name ELO Title FIDE Id Federation Games Birth Year
Michael Adams 2738 GM 400041 United Kingdom 2785 1971
Alexander Alekhine Russian Federation 2075 1892
Viswanathan Anand 2783 GM 5000017 India 3179 1969
Ulf Andersson 2523 GM 1700014 Sweden 2789 1951
Etienne Bacrot 2715 GM 605506 France 2316 1983
Yuri S Balashov 2451 GM 4100263 Russian Federation 2422 1949
Alexander G Beliavsky 2526 GM 14602377 Slovenia 3048 1953
Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez 2319 GM 2200031 Spain 2127 1950
Klaus Bischoff 1688 GM 4600045 Germany 2461 1961
Victor Bologan 2615 GM 13900048 Moldova 2430 1971
David Bronstein Russian Federation 2182 1924
Miso Cebalo 2304 GM 14500094 Croatia 2817 1945
Pia Cramling 2448 GM 1700030 Sweden 2459 1963
Istvan Csom 2409 GM 700100 Hungary 2625 0
Ognjen Cvitan 2487 GM 14500086 Croatia 2640 1961
Branko Damljanovic 2541 GM 900125 Serbia 2214 1961
Aleksey Dreev 2648 GM 4100107 Russian Federation 2879 1969
Jaan Ehlvest 2536 GM 4500016 United States 2496 1962
Vladimir Epishin 2541 GM 4162714 Russian Federation 2552 1965
Ivan Farago 2389 GM 700134 Hungary 3708 1946
Lubomir Ftacnik 2545 GM 14900017 Slovakia 2803 1957
Joseph G Gallagher 2433 GM 1303422 Switzerland 2118 1964
Boris Gelfand 2729 GM 2805677 Israel 2848 1968
Efim Geller Russian Federation 2349 1925
Kiril Georgiev 2631 GM 2900017 Bulgaria 2375 1965
Florin Gheorghiu 2377 GM 1200011 Romania 2375 0
Igor Glek 2413 GM 4100484 Germany 2096 1961
Svetozar Gligoric 2447 GM 900400 Serbia 3129 1923
Michele Godena 2517 GM 800090 Italy 2230 1967
Alexander Grischuk 2783 GM 4126025 Russian Federation 2441 1983
Mikhail Gurevich 2562 GM 200930 Belgium 2330 1959
Mark L Hebden 2477 GM 400084 United Kingdom 2154 1958
Jonny Hector 2482 GM 1700090 Sweden 2057 1964
Vlastimil Hort 2428 GM 4600029 Germany 3365 1944
Csaba Horvath 1752 759988 Hungary 2144 1953
Robert Huebner 2575 GM 4600010 Germany 2339 1948
Vassily Ivanchuk 2728 GM 14100010 Ukraine 3573 1969
Borislav Ivkov 2402 GM 900141 Serbia 2889 0
Vlastimil Jansa 2435 GM 300128 Czech Republic 3318 1942
Artur Jussupow 2583 GM 4618777 Germany 2098 1960
Anatoly Karpov 2626 GM 4100026 Russian Federation 3699 1951
Garry Kasparov 2812 GM 4100018 Russian Federation 2488 0
Alexander Khalifman 2611 GM 4100115 Russian Federation 2115 1966
Ratmir Kholmov Russian Federation 2334 1925
Viktor Korchnoi 2499 GM 1300016 Switzerland 4641 1931
Oleg Korneev 2566 GM 4156803 Spain 2600 1969
Zdenko Kozul 2596 GM 14502879 Croatia 2501 1966
Vladimir Kramnik 2803 GM 4101588 Russian Federation 2714 1975
Michal Krasenkow 2650 GM 1113100 Poland 2215 1963
Viktor D Kupreichik 2370 GM 13500066 Belarus 2239 1949
Bojan Kurajica 2525 GM 14400057 Bosnia And Herzegovina 2331 1947
Bogdan Lalic 2438 GM 409081 Croatia 2520 1964
Bent Larsen 2415 GM 1400029 Denmark 2474 1935
Peter Leko 2678 GM 703303 Hungary 2241 1979
Ljubomir Ljubojevic 2571 GM 900010 Serbia 2170 1950
Peter Lukacs 2404 GM 700142 Hungary 2175 0
Vladimir P Malaniuk 2444 GM 14100177 Ukraine 2433 1957
Anthony Miles United Kingdom 2823 1955
Sergei Movsesian 2677 GM 310204 Armenia 2281 1978
Friso Nijboer 2516 GM 1000063 Netherlands 2163 1965
Predrag Nikolic 2598 GM 14400014 Bosnia And Herzegovina 2314 1960
Mladen Palac 2525 GM 14500116 Croatia 2297 1971
Oscar Panno 2438 GM 100153 Argentina 2115 0
Tigran V Petrosian Georgia 2099 1929
Jan Plachetka 2337 GM 14900068 Slovakia 2281 1945
Lev Polugaevsky Russian Federation 2047 1934
Lajos Portisch 2467 GM 700037 Hungary 3114 1937
Josef Pribyl 2263 IM 300187 Czech Republic 2237 1947
Lev Psakhis 2517 GM 2800012 Israel 2110 1958
Zoltan Ribli 2526 GM 700010 Hungary 2292 1951
Ian Rogers 2545 GM 3200019 Australia 2165 1960
Oleg M Romanishin 2465 GM 14100088 Ukraine 2983 0
Eduardas Rozentalis 2517 GM 12800023 Lithuania 2272 1963
Gyula Sax 2439 GM 700029 Hungary 2859 1951
Wlodzimierz Schmidt 2272 GM 1100041 Poland 2219 1943
Alexei Shirov 2648 GM 2209390 Latvia 3143 1972
Nigel D Short 2688 GM 400025 United Kingdom 2690 1965
Vassily Smyslov 2494 GM 4100310 Russian Federation 2714 1921
Bartosz Socko 2591 GM 1107038 Poland 2116 1978
Andrei Sokolov 2155 24113727 Russian Federation 2070 1982
Ivan Sokolov 2607 GM 14400030 Netherlands 2700 1968
Boris V Spassky 2548 GM 600024 Russian Federation 2386 0
Jonathan S Speelman 2509 GM 400033 United Kingdom 2121 1956
Kevin Spraggett 2530 GM 2600013 Canada 2075 1954
Evgeny Sveshnikov 2513 GM 4100638 Russian Federation 2211 1950
Peter Svidler 2751 GM 4102142 Russian Federation 2696 1976
Laszlo Szabo 1497 728713 Hungary 2023 1944
Mark E Taimanov 2386 GM 4100760 Russian Federation 2448 0
Mikhail Tal Latvia 2562 1936
Jan H Timman 2578 GM 1000012 Netherlands 3524 1951
Sergei Tiviakov 2591 GM 1008013 Netherlands 2270 1973
Vitaly Tseshkovsky 2460 GM 4100921 Russian Federation 2098 1944
Vladimir B Tukmakov 2540 GM 14100096 Ukraine 2424 0
Wolfgang Uhlmann 2312 GM 4611284 Germany 3282 0
Rafael A Vaganian 2562 GM 13300016 Armenia 2377 1951
John TH Van der Wiel 2398 GM 1000020 Netherlands 2123 0
Loek Van Wely 2646 GM 1000268 Netherlands 3478 1972
Zoltan Varga 1353 GM 700509 Hungary 2530 1970
Lothar Vogt 2420 GM 4611292 Germany 2070 0
Heikki MJ Westerinen 2310 GM 500020 Finland 3196 1944
Robert Zelcic 2486 GM 14500310 Croatia 2093 1965