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Boris Spassky (Born 30 January 1937)

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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
1955 18 2364 71.28 63.73 67.35 10.38 9.30 11.29 10.27 19.66 26.95
1956 19 3261 71.09 57.04 63.70 9.55 9.17 10.66 9.88 19.88 26.58
1957 20 3891 68.99 58.05 63.25 7.85 9.04 9.65 9.35 20.31 28.39
1958 21 3286 70.46 54.17 61.96 7.17 9.63 9.87 9.74 20.83 28.83
1959 22 3345 73.53 60.15 66.79 8.99 10.53 9.65 10.10 20.96 28.39
1960 23 3240 76.87 60.77 68.94 11.91 11.12 10.21 10.71 23.21 31.10
1961 24 3648 74.00 65.07 69.60 10.27 10.88 9.38 10.15 22.61 30.02
1962 25 3722 76.28 66.88 71.61 6.17 9.84 9.37 9.62 23.38 30.50
1963 26 3149 72.39 67.69 70.08 4.19 9.99 8.90 9.49 20.31 26.50
1964 27 4346 77.33 63.74 70.34 4.94 8.92 8.13 8.59 19.65 26.52
1965 28 4372 71.34 64.13 67.53 5.39 9.79 8.55 9.24 18.79 26.60
1966 29 5676 70.83 58.61 64.35 5.18 8.70 7.97 8.40 17.16 25.75
1967 30 4743 68.40 57.08 62.74 4.96 9.54 8.36 9.07 17.44 26.73
1968 31 4677 72.43 54.95 63.94 5.65 9.15 8.00 8.75 17.72 25.60
1969 32 4180 73.20 58.05 66.03 5.95 10.00 8.56 9.49 18.92 26.20
1970 33 3720 71.61 62.67 67.31 5.40 9.54 8.43 9.13 18.77 26.04
1971 34 3200 69.72 60.87 65.36 7.32 10.20 7.65 9.13 19.09 27.40
1972 35 2537 65.25 59.00 62.39 10.52 9.66 7.75 8.90 20.23 29.61
1973 36 3485 64.56 56.08 60.46 12.96 10.32 8.23 9.46 18.90 30.12
1974 37 3615 61.73 56.41 59.12 10.37 9.48 9.54 9.50 18.07 31.52
1975 38 3746 66.67 58.72 62.65 8.64 9.53 9.56 9.54 19.35 30.80
1976 39 2316 65.69 55.77 60.68 7.23 9.07 10.66 9.82 19.86 29.93
1977 40 2919 64.06 49.17 56.86 9.28 9.80 10.11 9.92 18.11 27.27
1978 41 3046 65.22 47.62 56.82 9.05 9.76 10.03 9.87 17.50 26.32
1979 42 3807 65.39 47.62 56.86 9.92 10.11 10.63 10.31 18.15 28.92
1980 43 3176 66.67 51.30 59.18 7.03 9.88 9.94 9.90 17.63 27.61
1981 44 3072 63.64 53.80 58.65 4.97 9.60 9.81 9.71 17.11 27.56
1982 45 3370 62.03 56.79 59.38 1.30 10.62 10.45 10.54 16.92 27.10
1983 46 3799 60.44 55.32 57.84 4.76 10.93 11.16 11.05 18.04 28.65
1984 47 3805 58.07 57.22 57.63 5.94 11.73 10.91 11.30 17.74 27.47
1985 48 3655 60.22 57.43 58.76 6.40 9.62 8.50 8.99 17.64 25.80
1986 49 3844 60.68 60.36 60.51 4.43 9.05 7.76 8.35 17.66 27.04
1987 50 3499 63.16 57.43 60.20 4.61 8.27 7.57 7.94 17.69 27.91
1988 51 3464 62.63 56.00 59.30 6.98 8.48 9.75 9.04 17.18 28.13
1989 52 2994 60.59 48.78 54.79 8.01 9.09 10.70 9.84 14.83 24.76
1990 53 3343 60.00 50.00 55.17 7.13 10.04 10.59 10.32 14.78 25.95
1991 54 2858 59.86 52.06 55.90 5.83 9.40 9.90 9.66 14.67 25.66
1992 55 2488 61.11 50.88 55.86 7.39 9.78 10.74 10.24 16.77 29.31