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 2375 GM 700134 Hungary 3817 1946
Vassily Ivanchuk 2713 GM 14100010 Ukraine 3776 1969
Anatoly Karpov 2622 GM 4100026 Russian Federation 3750 1951
Loek Van Wely 2622 GM 1000268 Netherlands 3580 1972
Jan H Timman 2541 GM 1000012 Netherlands 3558 1951
Viswanathan Anand 2773 GM 5000017 India 3519 1969
Vlastimil Jansa 2454 GM 300128 Czech Republic 3367 1942
Vlastimil Hort 2419 GM 4600029 Germany 3365 1944
Alexei Shirov 2658 GM 2209390 Spain 3332 1972
Wolfgang Uhlmann 2312 GM 4611284 Germany 3282 1935
Heikki MJ Westerinen 2283 GM 500020 Finland 3235 1944
Svetozar Gligoric 2447 GM 900400 Serbia 3129 1923
Alexander G Beliavsky 2528 GM 14602377 Slovenia 3114 1953
Lajos Portisch 2467 GM 700037 Hungary 3114 1937
Aleksey Dreev 2670 GM 4100107 Russian Federation 3058 1969
Boris Gelfand 2669 GM 2805677 Israel 3040 1968
Oleg M Romanishin 2444 GM 14100088 Ukraine 3015 1952
Peter Svidler 2737 GM 4102142 Russian Federation 2922 1976
Michael Adams 2701 GM 400041 United Kingdom 2897 1971
Borislav Ivkov 2402 GM 900141 Serbia 2889 1933
Lubomir Ftacnik 2506 GM 14900017 Slovakia 2866 1957
Gyula Sax 2439 GM 700029 Hungary 2859 1951
Miso Cebalo 2243 GM 14500094 Croatia 2842 1945
Vladimir Kramnik 2777 GM 4101588 Russian Federation 2838 1975
Anthony Miles United Kingdom 2823 1955
Nigel D Short 2648 GM 400025 United Kingdom 2807 1965
Ulf Andersson 2518 GM 1700014 Sweden 2796 1951
Ivan Sokolov 2590 GM 14400030 Netherlands 2793 1968
Alexander Grischuk 2771 GM 4126025 Russian Federation 2759 1983
Oleg Korneev 2545 GM 4156803 Spain 2720 1969
Vassily Smyslov 2494 GM 4100310 Russian Federation 2715 1921
Ognjen Cvitan 2496 GM 14500086 Croatia 2713 1961
Zdenko Kozul 2609 GM 14502879 Croatia 2646 1966
Istvan Csom 2409 GM 700100 Hungary 2625 1940
Pia Cramling 2462 GM 1700030 Sweden 2620 1963
Vladimir Epishin 2563 GM 4162714 Russian Federation 2605 1965
Zoltan Varga 1353 GM 700509 Hungary 2588 1970
Bogdan Lalic 2418 GM 409081 Croatia 2582 1964
Levon Aronian 2767 GM 13300474 Armenia 2564 1982
Mikhail Tal Latvia 2562 1936
Garry Kasparov 2812 GM 4100018 Russian Federation 2515 1963
Jaan Ehlvest 2521 GM 4500016 United States 2514 1962
Victor Bologan 2574 GM 13900048 Moldova 2507 1971
Kiril Georgiev 2595 GM 2900017 Macedonia 2503 1965
Etienne Bacrot 2684 GM 605506 France 2484 1983
Bent Larsen 2415 GM 1400029 Denmark 2474 1935
Klaus Bischoff 1679 GM 4600045 Germany 2471 1961
Yuri S Balashov 2470 GM 4100263 Russian Federation 2471 1949
Hikaru Nakamura 2749 GM 2016192 United States 2459 1987
Sergey Karjakin 2753 GM 14109603 Russian Federation 2458 1990
Mark E Taimanov 2386 GM 4100760 Russian Federation 2448 0
Vladimir B Tukmakov 2540 GM 14100096 Ukraine 2436 1946
Vladimir P Malaniuk 2444 GM 14100177 Ukraine 2433 1957
Sergei Movsesian 2629 GM 310204 Armenia 2419 1978
Rafael A Vaganian 2546 GM 13300016 Armenia 2410 1951
Mladen Palac 2549 GM 14500116 Croatia 2408 1971
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2817 GM 13401319 Azerbaijan 2387 1985
Boris V Spassky 2548 GM 600024 Russian Federation 2386 1937
Eduardas Rozentalis 2526 GM 12800023 Lithuania 2382 1963
Florin Gheorghiu 2372 GM 1200011 Romania 2380 1944
Predrag Nikolic 2576 GM 14400014 Bosnia And Herzegovina 2367 1960
Bojan Kurajica 2522 GM 14400057 Croatia 2366 1947
Peter Leko 2660 GM 703303 Hungary 2358 1979
Sergei Tiviakov 2613 GM 1008013 Netherlands 2356 1973
Efim Geller Russian Federation 2349 1925
Robert Huebner 2579 GM 4600010 Germany 2344 1948
Ratmir Kholmov Russian Federation 2334 1925
Mikhail Gurevich 2573 GM 200930 Belgium 2332 1959
Michele Godena 2448 GM 800090 Italy 2316 1967
Michal Krasenkow 2635 GM 1113100 Poland 2316 1963
Zoltan Ribli 2542 GM 700010 Hungary 2314 1951
Antoaneta Stefanova 2486 GM 2902257 Bulgaria 2299 1979
Jan Plachetka 2305 GM 14900068 Slovakia 2299 1945
Branko Damljanovic 2495 GM 900125 Serbia 2285 1961
Daniel Fridman 2631 GM 11600454 Germany 2255 1976
Arkadij Naiditsch 2734 GM 4650891 Azerbaijan 2244 1985
Josef Pribyl 2239 IM 300187 Czech Republic 2244 1947
Evgeny Sveshnikov 2484 GM 4100638 Russian Federation 2242 1950
Viktor D Kupreichik 2370 GM 13500066 Belarus 2239 1949
Wlodzimierz Schmidt 2247 GM 1100041 Poland 2219 1943
Veselin Topalov 2740 GM 2900084 Bulgaria 2216 1975
Laurent Fressinet 2655 GM 608742 France 2213 1981
Friso Nijboer 2487 GM 1000063 Netherlands 2198 1965
Ljubomir Ljubojevic 2571 GM 900010 Serbia 2196 1950
Bartosz Socko 2617 GM 1107038 Poland 2196 1978
Ilia Smirin 2610 GM 2801990 Israel 2187 1968
Alexander Morozevich 2656 GM 4116992 Russian Federation 2183 1977
Mark L Hebden 2435 GM 400084 United Kingdom 2182 1958
David Bronstein Russian Federation 2182 1924
Csaba Horvath 1646 759988 Hungary 2177 1953
Peter Lukacs 2404 GM 700142 Hungary 2175 1950
Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez 2332 GM 2200031 Sweden 2168 1950
Ian Rogers 2545 GM 3200019 Australia 2165 1960
Robert Zelcic 2522 GM 14500310 Croatia 2155 1965
Jonathan S Speelman 2509 GM 400033 United Kingdom 2154 1956
Alexander Khalifman 2617 GM 4100115 Russian Federation 2149 1966
Igor Glek 2453 GM 4100484 Germany 2149 1961
Andrei Sokolov 2516 IM 11600306 Latvia 2146 1972
Joseph G Gallagher 2441 GM 1303422 Switzerland 2143 1964
Vladimir Burmakin 2492 GM 4105109 Russian Federation 2135 1967
Magnus Carlsen 2835 GM 1503014 Norway 2131 1990
David Navara 2738 GM 309095 Czech Republic 2129 1985
John TH Van der Wiel 2394 GM 1000020 Netherlands 2123 1959
Francisco Vallejo Pons 2698 GM 2205530 Spain 2123 1982
Lev Psakhis 2455 GM 2800012 Israel 2118 1958
Oscar Panno 2438 GM 100153 Argentina 2115 1935
Lothar Vogt 2357 GM 4611292 Germany 2108 1952
Artur Jussupow 2568 GM 4618777 Germany 2104 1960
Jonny Hector 2492 GM 1700090 Sweden 2102 1964
Tigran V Petrosian Georgia 2099 1929
Vitaly Tseshkovsky 2460 GM 4100921 Russian Federation 2098 1944
Kevin Spraggett 2513 GM 2600013 Canada 2084 1954
Alexander Alekhine Russian Federation 2075 1892
Aleksej Aleksandrov 2582 GM 13500139 Belarus 2055 1973
Lev Polugaevsky Russian Federation 2047 1934
Aloyzas Kveinys 2537 GM 12800040 Lithuania 2043 1962
Pavel Blatny 2335 GM 300047 Czech Republic 2039 1968
Sandor Farago 2234 IM 701190 Hungary 2031 1956
Laszlo Szabo 1459 728713 Hungary 2023 1944
Normunds Miezis 2469 GM 11600136 Latvia 2016 1971
Jozsef Horvath 1197 796441 Hungary 2008 2000