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
Viktor Korchnoi 2499 GM 1300016 Switzerland 4641 1931
Ivan Farago 2350 GM 700134 Hungary 3854 1946
Vassily Ivanchuk 2677 GM 14100010 Ukraine 3805 1969
Anatoly Karpov 2616 GM 4100026 Russian Federation 3753 1951
Loek Van Wely 2600 GM 1000268 Netherlands 3612 1972
Jan H Timman 2548 GM 1000012 Netherlands 3565 1951
Viswanathan Anand 2774 GM 5000017 India 3548 1969
Vlastimil Jansa 2457 GM 300128 Czech Republic 3369 1942
Vlastimil Hort 2389 GM 4600029 Germany 3365 1944
Alexei Shirov 2658 GM 2209390 Spain 3353 1972
Wolfgang Uhlmann 2308 GM 4611284 Germany 3282 1935
Heikki MJ Westerinen 2292 GM 500020 Finland 3238 1944
Svetozar Gligoric 2447 GM 900400 Serbia 3129 1923
Alexander G Beliavsky 2519 GM 14602377 Slovenia 3125 1953
Lajos Portisch 2467 GM 700037 Hungary 3114 1937
Boris Gelfand 2676 GM 2805677 Israel 3099 1968
Aleksey Dreev 2662 GM 4100107 Russian Federation 3086 1969
Oleg M Romanishin 2456 GM 14100088 Ukraine 3015 1952
Peter Svidler 2739 GM 4102142 Russian Federation 2938 1976
Michael Adams 2693 GM 400041 United Kingdom 2926 1971
Borislav Ivkov 2402 GM 900141 Serbia 2889 1933
Lubomir Ftacnik 2513 GM 14900017 Slovakia 2888 1957
Gyula Sax 2439 GM 700029 Hungary 2859 1951
Vladimir Kramnik 2753 GM 4101588 Russian Federation 2846 1975
Miso Cebalo 2229 GM 14500094 Croatia 2842 1945
Anthony Miles United Kingdom 2823 1955
Nigel D Short 2630 GM 400025 United Kingdom 2823 1965
Ivan Sokolov 2593 GM 14400030 Netherlands 2797 1968
Ulf Andersson 2518 GM 1700014 Sweden 2796 1951
Alexander Grischuk 2772 GM 4126025 Russian Federation 2779 1983
Oleg Korneev 2530 GM 4156803 Spain 2765 1969
Ognjen Cvitan 2484 GM 14500086 Croatia 2725 1961
Vassily Smyslov 2494 GM 4100310 Russian Federation 2715 1921
Zdenko Kozul 2582 GM 14502879 Croatia 2680 1966
Pia Cramling 2454 GM 1700030 Sweden 2645 1963
Istvan Csom 2409 GM 700100 Hungary 2625 1940
Zoltan Varga 1353 755958 Hungary 2610 1998
Vladimir Epishin 2573 GM 4162714 Russian Federation 2606 1965
Bogdan Lalic 2400 GM 409081 Croatia 2592 1964
Levon Aronian 2762 GM 13300474 Armenia 2588 1982
Mikhail Tal Latvia 2562 1936
Hikaru Nakamura 2761 GM 2016192 United States 2548 1987
Kiril Georgiev 2588 GM 2900017 Macedonia 2523 1965
Garry Kasparov 2812 GM 4100018 Russian Federation 2515 1963
Jaan Ehlvest 2515 GM 4500016 United States 2514 1962
Victor Bologan 2574 GM 13900048 Moldova 2507 1971
Etienne Bacrot 2678 GM 605506 France 2505 1983
Sergey Karjakin 2752 GM 14109603 Russian Federation 2503 1990
Yuri S Balashov 2471 GM 4100263 Russian Federation 2480 1949
Bent Larsen 2415 GM 1400029 Denmark 2474 1935
Klaus Bischoff 1679 24699500 Germany 2471 1952
Mark E Taimanov 2386 GM 4100760 Russian Federation 2448 0
Sergei Movsesian 2645 GM 310204 Armenia 2439 1978
Vladimir B Tukmakov 2540 GM 14100096 Ukraine 2436 1946
Vladimir P Malaniuk 2444 GM 14100177 Ukraine 2433 1957
Rafael A Vaganian 2526 GM 13300016 Armenia 2419 1951
Eduardas Rozentalis 2543 GM 12800023 Lithuania 2419 1963
Mladen Palac 2546 GM 14500116 Croatia 2410 1971
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2781 GM 13401319 Azerbaijan 2409 1985
Peter Leko 2674 GM 703303 Hungary 2398 1979
Boris V Spassky 2548 GM 600024 Russian Federation 2386 1937
Florin Gheorghiu 2375 GM 1200011 Romania 2381 1944
Predrag Nikolic 2574 GM 14400014 Bosnia And Herzegovina 2377 1960
Bojan Kurajica 2505 GM 14400057 Croatia 2377 1947
Antoaneta Stefanova 2470 GM 2902257 Bulgaria 2364 1979
Sergei Tiviakov 2606 GM 1008013 Netherlands 2364 1973
Efim Geller Russian Federation 2349 1925
Robert Huebner 2579 GM 4600010 Germany 2346 1948
Mikhail Gurevich 2566 GM 200930 Belgium 2339 1959
Ratmir Kholmov Russian Federation 2334 1925
Michal Krasenkow 2620 GM 1113100 Poland 2333 1963
Michele Godena 2468 GM 800090 Italy 2332 1967
Zoltan Ribli 2534 GM 700010 Hungary 2319 1951
Branko Damljanovic 2466 GM 900125 Serbia 2306 1961
Jan Plachetka 2294 GM 14900068 Slovakia 2301 1945
Daniel Fridman 2644 GM 11600454 Germany 2290 1976
Veselin Topalov 2740 GM 2900084 Bulgaria 2288 1975
Arkadij Naiditsch 2682 GM 4650891 Azerbaijan 2287 1985
Josef Pribyl 2239 IM 300187 Czech Republic 2247 1947
Evgeny Sveshnikov 2488 GM 4100638 Russian Federation 2242 1950
Viktor D Kupreichik 2370 GM 13500066 Belarus 2239 1949
Laurent Fressinet 2640 GM 608742 France 2234 1981
Bartosz Socko 2627 GM 1107038 Poland 2221 1978
Wlodzimierz Schmidt 2247 GM 1100041 Poland 2219 1943
Ilia Smirin 2605 GM 2801990 Israel 2211 1968
David Navara 2728 GM 309095 Czech Republic 2211 1985
Friso Nijboer 2493 GM 1000063 Netherlands 2202 1965
Ljubomir Ljubojevic 2571 GM 900010 Serbia 2196 1950
Mark L Hebden 2433 GM 400084 United Kingdom 2193 1958
Alexander Morozevich 2656 GM 4116992 Russian Federation 2192 1977
Csaba Horvath 1657 759988 Hungary 2187 1953
Magnus Carlsen 2861 GM 1503014 Norway 2184 1990
David Bronstein Russian Federation 2182 1924
Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez 2345 GM 2200031 Sweden 2181 1950
Peter Lukacs 2404 GM 700142 Hungary 2175 1950
Robert Zelcic 2516 GM 14500310 Croatia 2166 1965
Ian Rogers 2545 GM 3200019 Australia 2165 1960
Igor Glek 2464 GM 4100484 Germany 2160 1961
Jonathan S Speelman 2505 GM 400033 United Kingdom 2160 1956
Alexander Khalifman 2616 GM 4100115 Russian Federation 2158 1966
Andrei Sokolov 2516 IM 11600306 Latvia 2152 1972
John TH Van der Wiel 2383 GM 1000020 Netherlands 2149 1959
Francisco Vallejo Pons 2688 GM 2205530 Spain 2147 1982
Joseph G Gallagher 2442 GM 1303422 Switzerland 2146 1964
Vladimir Burmakin 2519 GM 4105109 Russian Federation 2141 1967
Lev Psakhis 2461 GM 2800012 Israel 2125 1958
Jonny Hector 2488 GM 1700090 Sweden 2116 1964
Oscar Panno 2438 GM 100153 Argentina 2115 1935
Lothar Vogt 2362 GM 4611292 Germany 2112 1952
Artur Jussupow 2563 GM 4618777 Germany 2105 1960
Tigran V Petrosian Georgia 2099 1929
Vitaly Tseshkovsky 2460 GM 4100921 Russian Federation 2098 1944
Aleksej Aleksandrov 2603 GM 13500139 Belarus 2094 1973
Kevin Spraggett 2510 GM 2600013 Canada 2084 1954
Alexander Alekhine Russian Federation 2075 1892
Pavel Blatny 2328 GM 300047 Czech Republic 2051 1968
Lev Polugaevsky Russian Federation 2047 1934
Aloyzas Kveinys 2537 GM 12800040 Lithuania 2043 1962
Sandor Farago 2237 IM 701190 Hungary 2040 1956
Normunds Miezis 2456 GM 11600136 Latvia 2031 1971
Laszlo Szabo 1459 761109 Hungary 2023 1949
Jozsef Horvath 1197 796441 Hungary 2013 2000