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Vasily Smyslov (Born 24 March 1921)

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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
1941 20 1578 58.62 51.85 55.36 18.55 9.54 9.08 9.35 18.64 27.08
1942 21 1874 66.67 66.67 66.67 8.44 9.28 9.41 9.33 21.18 26.82
1943 22 1726 68.33 59.68 63.93 7.71 9.41 10.03 9.66 20.96 28.32
1944 23 1580 67.86 70.69 69.30 5.40 10.33 9.78 10.06 21.23 25.79
1945 24 1694 74.19 55.88 64.62 6.05 10.36 9.90 10.14 19.88 26.78
1946 25 2613 70.00 62.75 66.34 6.19 9.33 9.69 9.51 20.05 25.93
1947 26 3696 72.54 59.03 65.73 7.27 8.59 9.89 9.19 19.31 25.66
1948 27 3387 67.69 59.52 63.67 5.99 8.27 9.79 8.94 18.19 23.55
1949 28 3000 69.83 60.91 65.49 7.60 9.40 9.73 9.55 17.36 22.01
1950 29 2779 74.07 55.88 65.24 8.28 9.22 10.63 9.84 18.23 23.01
1951 30 3163 79.69 58.49 70.09 6.90 9.09 11.16 9.94 18.84 23.74
1952 31 3496 80.28 52.50 67.56 7.64 8.68 10.73 9.44 18.99 25.33
1953 32 3208 76.81 57.63 67.97 7.93 9.14 9.45 9.26 18.20 25.31
1954 33 3589 71.33 56.76 64.09 7.91 8.50 8.83 8.64 17.63 24.85
1955 34 3542 70.40 60.81 65.67 6.01 8.33 9.41 8.74 17.77 24.42
1956 35 3810 71.52 61.54 66.56 4.66 8.26 9.65 8.76 17.13 22.41
1957 36 3175 72.39 60.00 66.29 5.08 8.87 10.05 9.26 17.17 24.28
1958 37 2880 70.18 54.17 61.97 4.52 9.43 10.26 9.78 15.34 21.88
1959 38 3000 62.93 53.39 58.12 7.47 9.89 10.47 10.20 16.27 23.19
1960 39 3536 65.91 59.42 62.59 8.61 9.50 9.47 9.49 16.24 20.53
1961 40 4407 66.46 62.07 64.20 8.52 8.89 9.11 9.00 18.40 22.75
1962 41 4184 70.73 63.37 66.96 6.31 8.59 8.95 8.75 18.64 24.05
1963 42 3972 71.61 64.46 67.99 4.79 8.48 10.02 9.23 20.10 27.34
1964 43 3785 74.68 69.48 72.12 2.73 8.02 9.80 8.86 19.39 26.41
1965 44 3717 78.67 70.42 74.66 2.88 8.33 9.36 8.79 18.69 24.63
1966 45 4202 76.71 64.38 70.83 2.31 8.05 9.04 8.48 17.05 22.63
1967 46 4366 74.49 63.22 69.19 3.00 8.72 9.34 8.99 16.91 22.48
1968 47 4535 73.74 65.26 69.59 3.52 8.65 9.60 9.10 19.36 25.05
1969 48 4216 72.78 66.48 69.61 3.94 8.97 9.20 9.07 20.07 25.54
1970 49 4200 72.16 61.83 66.85 3.07 9.11 8.84 8.99 19.51 28.08
1971 50 4093 68.09 57.98 63.03 1.71 9.49 8.35 9.05 16.97 28.29
1972 51 4513 69.80 55.09 62.20 3.26 9.11 8.91 9.03 16.29 26.81
1973 52 4021 68.18 54.95 61.45 4.50 8.25 9.31 8.67 16.06 24.83
1974 53 3919 71.08 54.07 62.43 4.40 8.21 10.62 9.22 17.53 24.79
1975 54 3098 65.44 60.94 63.26 4.01 8.60 10.72 9.54 18.45 26.76
1976 55 3100 65.07 58.78 61.91 2.56 9.08 9.60 9.35 17.43 25.38
1977 56 3079 58.70 54.86 56.74 5.01 9.04 9.09 9.06 15.91 25.21
1978 57 3258 61.81 52.03 56.85 3.63 9.29 8.45 8.84 14.63 20.72
1979 58 2772 59.32 50.00 54.62 3.71 9.79 10.56 10.18 14.63 22.03
1980 59 2354 68.87 56.60 62.74 2.64 10.62 8.80 9.81 15.46 21.93
1981 60 2303 66.36 54.55 60.46 3.82 9.98 9.17 9.65 16.03 24.25
1982 61 2056 70.83 57.00 63.78 4.29 9.39 7.63 8.65 17.04 24.10
1983 62 2157 64.13 50.00 56.99 3.63 7.72 8.97 8.30 14.98 24.69
1984 63 2335 59.00 46.00 52.50 8.65 8.44 9.88 9.20 15.11 25.53
1985 64 2694 54.17 46.55 50.42 10.68 8.44 9.82 9.12 14.48 25.42
1986 65 2865 54.29 47.10 50.72 13.40 7.78 10.07 9.00 13.80 21.36
1987 66 2488 55.09 48.31 51.70 10.65 7.83 9.45 8.67 14.79 19.10
1988 67 2608 60.32 45.76 53.28 8.14 8.69 9.41 9.00 15.63 18.92
1989 68 2952 62.69 45.83 54.72 4.48 8.63 10.02 9.16 16.17 19.11
1990 69 3322 63.75 47.18 55.96 5.04 9.04 10.41 9.58 16.13 22.48
1991 70 2910 67.14 48.46 58.15 5.45 9.10 9.78 9.37 16.53 25.22