The Best Chess Players Over Time (Estimated By Accuracy)

Take a journey through the history of chess and see the best chess players over time. The X-axis represents the year and Y-axis represents Elo estimated by accuracy as calculated by

This visual representation allows you to see when players like Bobby Fisher, Garry Kasparov, Magnus Carlsen, and Jose Capablanca performed across history.

Data and Methodology:

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  1. Kasparov was the player who informed me existence of a game named chess after his games againts AI Deepblue. But Tal, Fisher and Nezhmetdinov are the players who provided me to love chess.

  2. Such a retard game. Learning from engines to compete with humans and the winner who can remember the best move. Ridiculous !

  3. What would the rating of stockfish NNUE be based on this method? Infinite? 😅

  4. Jose capablanca is like unstoppable.🔥🔥

  5. I have a feeling this graph underestimates positional geniuses like Karpov, since the engine used for estimation isn't capable of understanding the subtleties that made them great.

  6. capablanca was up there for so long till death :/

  7. The year is 1919 and in a land full of 2300 to 2600 players — which are also considered "world-class", mind you! — you are the sole, bona-fide SuperGM on a 2750+ level. Your name is José Raúl Capablanca.

    OK, so this is not FIDE ELO, but you get the idea.

  8. Don't forget Judit Polgar guys, the only woman here, she's such a role model and inspiration, she proved that women can hang with the best !

  9. Nobody compares with Robert James Fischer

  10. Cheating CHESS, Sabotage gas pipeline, making money with supporting inhumanly ruthlessly TERRORISM in PAKISTAN against INDIA
    colonisation, aggrasions r the source of getting RICH = USA

  11. accuracy means play like a machine i guess??

  12. Everyone talking about "Fischer was different without engines and books look what he did bla bla" what you don't understand is that in Fischer's time no one had engines and books, and today every super gm has books and engines , so it don't matter , Magnus Carlsen is without a question the best chess player of all time, it's easy to understand, Carlsen uses engines to practice but the others top gms ALSO uses it. And he still can be #1 for 10 years, and the best player in the 3 different

  13. The most amazing thing isvthis video is Lev Polugaevsky. Lev who? How many people never heard of him? 😁

  14. There is a report that Fischer had used the stockfish engine at the time. It is unfair…

  15. Need to add Hans Smoke Nieman to the list

  16. Where’s Emory Tate on the list? I thought he was one of the best of all time. 🤔 I’m new to chess though.

  17. Euwe being ranked higher than Alekhine for most of their careers?

  18. For judit pulgor bieng around them is insane, props

  19. Chess Titans (level 10)
    World Champion 2006 – ???

  20. At one point in 1969 Bobby Fisher’s estimated performance rating was over 300 points more than the second place competitor… think about that.

  21. morphy fischer garry chess… jeez domination

  22. Very surprised with that Poluagevsky guy!? Then Accuracy does not necessarily mean uktimate success, hmm…. There should be a graph about stamina( Karpov almost died against Kasparov and Capa’s BP problems took their toll; could the same be said of Akiba’s and Fischer’s mental health??)

  23. There are no signficant games of Morphy before 1857 or after 1859. How come he has a rating in these years?

  24. The chessplayers of today has computers for training.

  25. The bottom line if thus video is: the accuracy ratings fail to produce meaningful results.


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