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 2363 GM 700134 Hungary 3837 1946
Vassily Ivanchuk 2698 GM 14100010 Ukraine 3795 1969
Anatoly Karpov 2622 GM 4100026 Russian Federation 3751 1951
Loek Van Wely 2612 GM 1000268 Netherlands 3592 1972
Jan H Timman 2549 GM 1000012 Netherlands 3560 1951
Viswanathan Anand 2779 GM 5000017 India 3530 1969
Vlastimil Jansa 2456 GM 300128 Czech Republic 3369 1942
Vlastimil Hort 2402 GM 4600029 Germany 3365 1944
Alexei Shirov 2667 GM 2209390 Spain 3340 1972
Wolfgang Uhlmann 2312 GM 4611284 Germany 3282 1935
Heikki MJ Westerinen 2286 GM 500020 Finland 3235 1944
Svetozar Gligoric 2447 GM 900400 Serbia 3129 1923
Alexander G Beliavsky 2526 GM 14602377 Slovenia 3114 1953
Lajos Portisch 2467 GM 700037 Hungary 3114 1937
Aleksey Dreev 2662 GM 4100107 Russian Federation 3067 1969
Boris Gelfand 2655 GM 2805677 Israel 3051 1968
Oleg M Romanishin 2444 GM 14100088 Ukraine 3015 1952
Peter Svidler 2737 GM 4102142 Russian Federation 2924 1976
Michael Adams 2708 GM 400041 United Kingdom 2914 1971
Borislav Ivkov 2402 GM 900141 Serbia 2889 1933
Lubomir Ftacnik 2513 GM 14900017 Slovakia 2878 1957
Gyula Sax 2439 GM 700029 Hungary 2859 1951
Vladimir Kramnik 2753 GM 4101588 Russian Federation 2846 1975
Miso Cebalo 2243 GM 14500094 Croatia 2842 1945
Anthony Miles United Kingdom 2823 1955
Nigel D Short 2636 GM 400025 United Kingdom 2823 1965
Ulf Andersson 2518 GM 1700014 Sweden 2796 1951
Ivan Sokolov 2593 GM 14400030 Netherlands 2794 1968
Alexander Grischuk 2771 GM 4126025 Russian Federation 2764 1983
Oleg Korneev 2559 GM 4156803 Spain 2738 1969
Ognjen Cvitan 2481 GM 14500086 Croatia 2721 1961
Vassily Smyslov 2494 GM 4100310 Russian Federation 2715 1921
Zdenko Kozul 2619 GM 14502879 Croatia 2649 1966
Pia Cramling 2460 GM 1700030 Sweden 2631 1963
Istvan Csom 2409 GM 700100 Hungary 2625 1940
Vladimir Epishin 2568 GM 4162714 Russian Federation 2605 1965
Zoltan Varga 1353 755958 Hungary 2604 1998
Bogdan Lalic 2406 GM 409081 Croatia 2585 1964
Levon Aronian 2761 GM 13300474 Armenia 2576 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
Hikaru Nakamura 2746 GM 2016192 United States 2505 1987
Kiril Georgiev 2595 GM 2900017 Macedonia 2503 1965
Etienne Bacrot 2681 GM 605506 France 2487 1983
Yuri S Balashov 2470 GM 4100263 Russian Federation 2480 1949
Bent Larsen 2415 GM 1400029 Denmark 2474 1935
Klaus Bischoff 1679 24699500 Germany 2471 1952
Sergey Karjakin 2753 GM 14109603 Russian Federation 2463 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 2627 GM 310204 Armenia 2422 1978
Rafael A Vaganian 2546 GM 13300016 Armenia 2419 1951
Mladen Palac 2550 GM 14500116 Croatia 2409 1971
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2790 GM 13401319 Azerbaijan 2398 1985
Eduardas Rozentalis 2539 GM 12800023 Lithuania 2396 1963
Boris V Spassky 2548 GM 600024 Russian Federation 2386 1937
Florin Gheorghiu 2372 GM 1200011 Romania 2380 1944
Predrag Nikolic 2572 GM 14400014 Bosnia And Herzegovina 2372 1960
Bojan Kurajica 2520 GM 14400057 Croatia 2366 1947
Sergei Tiviakov 2605 GM 1008013 Netherlands 2364 1973
Peter Leko 2660 GM 703303 Hungary 2361 1979
Efim Geller Russian Federation 2349 1925
Robert Huebner 2575 GM 4600010 Germany 2344 1948
Ratmir Kholmov Russian Federation 2334 1925
Mikhail Gurevich 2571 GM 200930 Belgium 2334 1959
Michele Godena 2449 GM 800090 Italy 2319 1967
Zoltan Ribli 2536 GM 700010 Hungary 2317 1951
Michal Krasenkow 2616 GM 1113100 Poland 2316 1963
Antoaneta Stefanova 2493 GM 2902257 Bulgaria 2312 1979
Jan Plachetka 2293 GM 14900068 Slovakia 2299 1945
Branko Damljanovic 2495 GM 900125 Serbia 2285 1961
Arkadij Naiditsch 2710 GM 4650891 Azerbaijan 2264 1985
Daniel Fridman 2633 GM 11600454 Germany 2262 1976
Veselin Topalov 2740 GM 2900084 Bulgaria 2252 1975
Josef Pribyl 2247 IM 300187 Czech Republic 2246 1947
Evgeny Sveshnikov 2481 GM 4100638 Russian Federation 2242 1950
Viktor D Kupreichik 2370 GM 13500066 Belarus 2239 1949
Wlodzimierz Schmidt 2247 GM 1100041 Poland 2219 1943
Laurent Fressinet 2652 GM 608742 France 2215 1981
Friso Nijboer 2492 GM 1000063 Netherlands 2199 1965
Bartosz Socko 2620 GM 1107038 Poland 2199 1978
Ljubomir Ljubojevic 2571 GM 900010 Serbia 2196 1950
Alexander Morozevich 2656 GM 4116992 Russian Federation 2192 1977
Ilia Smirin 2618 GM 2801990 Israel 2192 1968
Mark L Hebden 2417 GM 400084 United Kingdom 2188 1958
Csaba Horvath 1655 759988 Hungary 2184 1953
David Navara 2739 GM 309095 Czech Republic 2183 1985
David Bronstein Russian Federation 2182 1924
Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez 2345 GM 2200031 Sweden 2180 1950
Peter Lukacs 2404 GM 700142 Hungary 2175 1950
Ian Rogers 2545 GM 3200019 Australia 2165 1960
Jonathan S Speelman 2516 GM 400033 United Kingdom 2157 1956
Robert Zelcic 2520 GM 14500310 Croatia 2155 1965
Igor Glek 2458 GM 4100484 Germany 2152 1961
Alexander Khalifman 2617 GM 4100115 Russian Federation 2149 1966
John TH Van der Wiel 2391 GM 1000020 Netherlands 2149 1959
Andrei Sokolov 2516 IM 11600306 Latvia 2146 1972
Joseph G Gallagher 2441 GM 1303422 Switzerland 2143 1964
Magnus Carlsen 2845 GM 1503014 Norway 2139 1990
Vladimir Burmakin 2482 GM 4105109 Russian Federation 2135 1967
Francisco Vallejo Pons 2698 GM 2205530 Spain 2125 1982
Lev Psakhis 2452 GM 2800012 Israel 2122 1958
Oscar Panno 2438 GM 100153 Argentina 2115 1935
Lothar Vogt 2357 GM 4611292 Germany 2108 1952
Jonny Hector 2468 GM 1700090 Sweden 2107 1964
Artur Jussupow 2561 GM 4618777 Germany 2104 1960
Tigran V Petrosian Georgia 2099 1929
Vitaly Tseshkovsky 2460 GM 4100921 Russian Federation 2098 1944
Kevin Spraggett 2509 GM 2600013 Canada 2084 1954
Alexander Alekhine Russian Federation 2075 1892
Aleksej Aleksandrov 2574 GM 13500139 Belarus 2066 1973
Lev Polugaevsky Russian Federation 2047 1934
Aloyzas Kveinys 2537 GM 12800040 Lithuania 2043 1962
Pavel Blatny 2333 GM 300047 Czech Republic 2041 1968
Sandor Farago 2231 IM 701190 Hungary 2031 1956
Laszlo Szabo 1459 761109 Hungary 2023 1949
Normunds Miezis 2464 GM 11600136 Latvia 2018 1971
Jozsef Horvath 1197 796441 Hungary 2011 2000