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
Vassily Ivanchuk 2678 GM 14100010 Ukraine 3931 1969
Ivan Farago 2340 GM 700134 Hungary 3901 1946
Viswanathan Anand 2753 GM 5000017 India 3777 1969
Anatoly Karpov 2617 GM 4100026 Russian Federation 3777 1951
Loek Van Wely 2620 GM 1000268 Netherlands 3695 1972
Jan H Timman 2533 GM 1000012 Netherlands 3594 1951
Alexei Shirov 2662 GM 2209390 Spain 3484 1972
Vlastimil Jansa 2420 GM 300128 Czech Republic 3391 1942
Vlastimil Hort 2387 GM 4600029 Germany 3372 1944
Wolfgang Uhlmann 2308 GM 4611284 Germany 3282 1935
Heikki MJ Westerinen 2254 GM 500020 Finland 3242 1944
Boris Gelfand 2676 GM 2805677 Israel 3242 1968
Aleksey Dreev 2647 GM 4100107 Russian Federation 3222 1969
Alexander G Beliavsky 2517 GM 14602377 Slovenia 3150 1953
Svetozar Gligoric 2447 GM 900400 Serbia 3129 1923
Peter Svidler 2714 GM 4102142 Russian Federation 3120 1976
Lajos Portisch 2467 GM 700037 Hungary 3114 1937
Alexander Grischuk 2777 GM 4126025 Russian Federation 3078 1983
Michael Adams 2716 GM 400041 United Kingdom 3057 1971
Oleg M Romanishin 2404 GM 14100088 Ukraine 3043 1952
Levon Aronian 2781 GM 13300474 Armenia 3024 1982
Hikaru Nakamura 2736 GM 2016192 United States 2989 1987
Lubomir Ftacnik 2511 GM 14900017 Slovakia 2942 1957
Vladimir Kramnik 2753 GM 4101588 Russian Federation 2927 1975
Borislav Ivkov 2402 GM 900141 Serbia 2889 1933
Gyula Sax 2439 GM 700029 Hungary 2859 1951
Miso Cebalo 2160 GM 14500094 Croatia 2843 1945
Nigel D Short 2626 GM 400025 United Kingdom 2842 1965
Magnus Carlsen 2847 GM 1503014 Norway 2835 1990
Oleg Korneev 2538 GM 4156803 Spain 2825 1969
Ivan Sokolov 2595 GM 14400030 Netherlands 2824 1968
Anthony Miles United Kingdom 2823 1955
Pia Cramling 2459 GM 1700030 Sweden 2797 1963
Ulf Andersson 2516 GM 1700014 Sweden 2796 1951
Sergey Karjakin 2757 GM 14109603 Russian Federation 2786 1990
Ognjen Cvitan 2467 GM 14500086 Croatia 2770 1961
Zdenko Kozul 2597 GM 14502879 Croatia 2761 1966
Vassily Smyslov 2494 GM 4100310 Russian Federation 2715 1921
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2770 GM 13401319 Azerbaijan 2675 1985
Zoltan Varga 1353 GM 700509 Hungary 2674 1970
Vladimir Epishin 2527 GM 4162714 Russian Federation 2642 1965
Istvan Csom 2409 GM 700100 Hungary 2625 1940
Bogdan Lalic 2402 GM 409081 Croatia 2622 1964
Kiril Georgiev 2589 GM 2900017 Macedonia 2585 1965
Etienne Bacrot 2678 GM 605506 France 2576 1983
Mikhail Tal Latvia 2562 1936
Sergei Movsesian 2647 GM 310204 Armenia 2555 1978
Jaan Ehlvest 2517 GM 4500016 United States 2540 1962
Antoaneta Stefanova 2470 GM 2902257 Bulgaria 2530 1979
Victor Bologan 2574 GM 13900048 Moldova 2528 1971
Garry Kasparov 2812 GM 4100018 Russian Federation 2515 1963
Peter Leko 2663 GM 703303 Hungary 2504 1979
Yuri S Balashov 2461 GM 4100263 Russian Federation 2488 1949
Mladen Palac 2525 GM 14500116 Croatia 2484 1971
Klaus Bischoff 1669 GM 4600045 Germany 2482 1961
Bent Larsen 2415 GM 1400029 Denmark 2474 1935
Eduardas Rozentalis 2529 GM 12800023 Lithuania 2465 1963
Rafael A Vaganian 2516 GM 13300016 Armenia 2449 1951
Mark E Taimanov 2386 GM 4100760 Russian Federation 2448 0
Sergei Tiviakov 2604 GM 1008013 Netherlands 2442 1973
Vladimir B Tukmakov 2540 GM 14100096 Ukraine 2436 1946
Vladimir P Malaniuk 2444 GM 14100177 Ukraine 2433 1957
Daniel Fridman 2601 GM 11600454 Germany 2420 1976
Predrag Nikolic 2558 GM 14400014 Bosnia And Herzegovina 2412 1960
David Navara 2697 GM 309095 Czech Republic 2410 1985
Bojan Kurajica 2508 GM 14400057 Croatia 2394 1947
Branko Damljanovic 2498 GM 900125 Serbia 2393 1961
Boris V Spassky 2548 GM 600024 Russian Federation 2386 1937
Florin Gheorghiu 2375 GM 1200011 Romania 2383 1944
Arkadij Naiditsch 2649 GM 4650891 Azerbaijan 2379 1985
Michal Krasenkow 2597 GM 1113100 Poland 2373 1963
Mikhail Gurevich 2577 GM 200930 Belgium 2370 1959
Robert Huebner 2574 GM 4600010 Germany 2355 1948
Michele Godena 2448 GM 800090 Italy 2355 1967
Efim Geller Russian Federation 2349 1925
Ratmir Kholmov Russian Federation 2334 1925
Zoltan Ribli 2520 GM 700010 Hungary 2333 1951
Veselin Topalov 2735 GM 2900084 Bulgaria 2326 1975
Alexander Morozevich 2659 GM 4116992 Russian Federation 2321 1977
Bartosz Socko 2618 GM 1107038 Poland 2315 1978
Jan Plachetka 2307 GM 14900068 Slovakia 2312 1945
Ilia Smirin 2599 GM 2801990 Israel 2308 1968
Laurent Fressinet 2638 GM 608742 France 2277 1981
Francisco Vallejo Pons 2710 GM 2205530 Spain 2274 1982
Evgeny Sveshnikov 2478 GM 4100638 Russian Federation 2270 1950
Josef Pribyl 2222 IM 300187 Czech Republic 2251 1947
Aleksej Aleksandrov 2563 GM 13500139 Belarus 2241 1973
Viktor D Kupreichik 2370 GM 13500066 Belarus 2239 1949
Friso Nijboer 2468 GM 1000063 Netherlands 2227 1965
Robert Zelcic 2539 GM 14500310 Croatia 2219 1965
Wlodzimierz Schmidt 2225 GM 1100041 Poland 2219 1943
Vladimir Burmakin 2510 GM 4105109 Russian Federation 2217 1967
Csaba Horvath 1671 759988 Hungary 2212 1953
Mark L Hebden 2453 GM 400084 United Kingdom 2210 1958
Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez 2327 GM 2200031 Sweden 2204 1950
Ljubomir Ljubojevic 2571 GM 900010 Serbia 2202 1950
Igor Glek 2475 GM 4100484 Russian Federation 2197 1961
David Bronstein Russian Federation 2182 1924
Jonny Hector 2485 GM 1700090 Sweden 2180 1964
Alexander Khalifman 2608 GM 4100115 Russian Federation 2178 1966
Andrei Sokolov 2516 IM 11600306 Latvia 2176 1972
Peter Lukacs 2404 GM 700142 Hungary 2175 1950
Jonathan S Speelman 2503 GM 400033 United Kingdom 2166 1956
Ian Rogers 2545 GM 3200019 Australia 2165 1960
Joseph G Gallagher 2436 GM 1303422 Switzerland 2163 1964
John TH Van der Wiel 2391 GM 1000020 Netherlands 2158 1959
Lev Psakhis 2450 GM 2800012 Israel 2129 1958
Lothar Vogt 2359 GM 4611292 Germany 2127 1952
Oscar Panno 2438 GM 100153 Argentina 2115 1935
Artur Jussupow 2559 GM 4618777 Germany 2105 1960
Tigran V Petrosian Georgia 2099 1929
Vitaly Tseshkovsky 2460 GM 4100921 Russian Federation 2098 1944
Normunds Miezis 2472 GM 11600136 Latvia 2097 1971
Kevin Spraggett 2495 GM 2600013 Canada 2094 1954
Sandor Farago 2179 IM 701190 Hungary 2089 1956
Alexander Alekhine Russian Federation 2075 1892
Pavel Blatny 2312 GM 300047 Czech Republic 2051 1968
Jozsef Horvath 1191 796441 Hungary 2051 2000
Lev Polugaevsky Russian Federation 2047 1934
Aloyzas Kveinys 2537 GM 12800040 Lithuania 2043 1962
Laszlo Szabo 1441 728713 Hungary 2023 1944