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Mikhail Tal (Born 9 November 1936 - Died 28 June 1992)

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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
1960 23 7019 75.52 64.96 70.39 9.06 10.32 9.91 10.13 23.48 30.75
1961 24 7854 74.21 62.89 68.55 8.67 10.24 10.09 10.17 22.88 29.62
1962 25 8576 72.06 60.92 66.42 9.32 10.17 10.46 10.31 21.79 28.78
1963 26 8484 73.35 59.30 66.22 9.01 10.27 10.22 10.25 22.11 29.49
1964 27 8352 77.02 59.88 68.29 7.79 10.09 9.90 10.01 20.45 27.13
1965 28 7756 75.50 59.36 67.27 8.18 10.41 10.03 10.25 20.54 27.31
1966 29 7315 76.87 63.29 70.17 8.65 10.44 9.72 10.15 21.64 28.89
1967 30 6728 79.79 64.50 72.43 8.05 9.96 9.22 9.68 22.42 29.16
1968 31 6189 73.72 63.31 68.77 8.78 9.78 9.74 9.76 21.49 28.44
1969 32 5699 66.67 57.98 62.55 10.90 10.43 9.33 9.97 21.74 30.56
1970 33 5911 69.20 57.72 63.79 11.16 9.97 9.28 9.68 21.81 29.71
1971 34 6103 68.12 56.59 62.55 10.03 9.82 9.48 9.67 20.37 28.47
1972 35 6459 69.86 59.29 64.69 10.14 9.54 9.77 9.64 20.62 28.00
1973 36 7852 72.06 58.77 65.40 8.82 9.79 9.70 9.75 21.15 29.62
1974 37 8040 75.56 63.58 69.66 7.37 9.00 9.31 9.13 21.44 29.16
1975 38 8666 72.25 63.49 67.90 7.70 8.99 9.64 9.27 21.22 29.06
1976 39 8526 69.53 62.30 65.96 7.19 8.80 9.53 9.11 20.60 29.12
1977 40 9032 67.89 61.03 64.54 6.87 9.05 9.50 9.23 20.81 29.39
1978 41 7114 66.47 61.84 64.26 6.77 8.66 9.25 8.90 20.21 28.21
1979 42 7360 64.97 58.81 61.96 8.95 8.91 9.78 9.29 19.21 27.89
1980 43 7113 64.16 55.88 60.19 9.33 9.20 9.29 9.24 18.62 28.75
1981 44 6974 67.59 57.95 62.94 9.11 9.58 9.37 9.49 19.62 28.32
1982 45 6709 68.32 57.79 63.18 9.15 9.80 9.04 9.48 18.96 28.31
1983 46 7297 67.73 56.29 62.09 9.14 9.67 9.11 9.43 18.83 28.70
1984 47 6751 65.36 55.25 60.37 7.08 9.54 9.05 9.34 18.38 27.85
1985 48 6978 66.96 57.47 62.17 6.80 9.14 9.14 9.14 18.41 26.57
1986 49 6025 65.46 56.09 60.71 7.92 8.48 8.80 8.61 17.75 26.20
1987 50 5506 65.25 53.50 59.33 7.34 8.19 8.81 8.44 17.96 26.46
1988 51 5344 63.89 53.43 58.62 7.55 8.25 9.03 8.57 18.75 27.63
1989 52 4797 63.08 52.26 57.61 8.73 8.35 9.15 8.73 19.22 29.28
1990 53 4262 63.03 50.86 57.02 8.72 8.73 9.39 9.03 19.12 31.47
1991 54 4770 61.19 51.19 56.35 8.81 8.89 10.23 9.52 19.25 31.69
1992 55 3879 58.26 49.51 54.03 9.86 9.06 11.33 10.20 18.43 32.34