Truechess.com Compares the Champions

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Morphy Steinitz Lasker Capablanca Alekhine Euwe Botvinnik Smyslov
Tal Petrosian Spassky Fischer Karpov Kasparov Kramnik Anand

Mikhail Botvinnik (Born 17 August 1911 - Died 5 May 1995)

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DRAWN GAMES ARE EXCLUDED FROM "BLUNDERS" AND "AVG ERROR" DATA COLUMNS
YEAR AGE MOVES ANALYZED WHITE PTS PERCENT BLACK PTS PERCENT TOTAL PTS PERCENT BLUNDERS per 1000 MOVES AVG ERROR per WHITE MOVE AVG ERROR per BLACK MOVE AVG ERROR per MOVE COMPLEXITY – ALL GAMES COMPLEXITY – WINNING GAMES
1939 27 5096 75.74 64.74 70.41 3.20 8.90 10.36 9.61 20.29 27.42
1940 28 4937 75.52 62.77 69.21 3.47 9.07 10.40 9.72 20.05 28.20
1941 29 4960 72.45 63.68 68.14 3.94 9.07 10.52 9.75 19.86 28.71
1942 30 4668 70.65 62.78 66.76 4.29 9.31 10.58 9.92 19.93 29.45
1943 31 4629 72.73 62.64 67.71 3.18 9.28 10.80 9.94 20.60 29.11
1944 32 4692 73.30 65.34 69.32 4.09 9.40 11.13 10.21 20.86 28.79
1945 33 4658 74.42 69.19 71.80 2.85 9.38 10.95 10.11 22.47 30.96
1946 34 4473 73.78 71.34 72.56 3.72 9.85 10.90 10.40 22.87 30.18
1947 35 4473 75.30 73.49 74.40 3.46 9.28 10.88 10.09 22.73 29.71
1948 36 4249 75.64 74.03 74.84 4.29 9.25 11.08 10.16 22.65 29.52
1949 37 3745 76.81 73.19 75.00 4.69 9.33 11.14 10.21 22.74 28.79
1950 38 3462 76.56 74.22 75.39 4.90 9.28 11.04 10.16 23.29 28.96
1951 39 4145 72.00 68.92 70.47 7.04 9.54 11.07 10.25 21.65 27.53
1952 40 5274 70.83 68.42 69.63 6.60 9.41 11.14 10.22 21.34 27.10
1953 41 4878 69.10 69.32 69.21 7.08 9.47 11.23 10.33 20.92 26.87
1954 42 5349 67.50 65.63 66.58 7.70 9.45 10.48 9.92 20.39 27.09
1955 43 5349 64.71 61.34 63.07 8.41 9.44 10.01 9.70 18.47 23.59
1956 44 5347 66.51 59.69 63.24 8.13 8.91 9.91 9.33 18.50 24.18
1957 45 5516 64.09 56.44 60.43 7.44 9.20 9.97 9.52 18.53 24.88
1958 46 6068 64.88 55.00 60.17 8.23 9.28 9.62 9.43 18.69 24.97
1959 47 6207 64.52 55.31 60.13 8.19 9.28 9.58 9.41 18.53 24.89
1960 48 7118 64.09 54.20 59.34 8.56 9.17 9.74 9.43 18.49 25.11
1961 49 7015 68.66 53.88 61.62 7.31 9.38 10.27 9.77 19.95 26.74
1962 50 6458 69.70 53.81 62.20 8.33 9.71 9.93 9.81 20.10 27.04
1963 51 7353 68.92 54.04 61.80 7.92 9.86 9.58 9.73 19.83 27.31
1964 52 6917 69.57 56.25 63.16 6.85 9.88 9.81 9.85 20.08 27.47
1965 53 6905 70.22 57.81 64.21 8.01 9.94 10.16 10.04 20.69 28.18
1966 54 7077 69.34 58.46 64.05 8.82 9.99 9.68 9.84 20.65 28.03
1967 55 7319 71.48 61.57 66.67 9.16 9.79 9.61 9.70 20.46 27.10
1968 56 6512 71.09 63.22 67.27 8.66 9.79 9.44 9.62 20.49 27.29
1969 57 7162 71.28 62.59 67.03 7.83 9.59 9.76 9.67 20.08 26.20
1970 58 6674 71.37 64.00 67.77 7.71 9.67 9.66 9.67 19.93 26.10