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Looking at chess by the numbers

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We provide data-driven content related to chess. Take a look at our articles and our apps, or contact us directly.

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Chess Engine: The Ensemble


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To Trade or Not to Trade?

You may (or may not) have heard to advice to maintain the tension: Refrain from exchanging pawns and pieces, which would release the tension between them. This is something that International Master Josh Waitzkin (from the movie Searching for Bobby Fischer) professes in the old Chessmaster software series. (Continue reading)

Most Common Time Controls

Imbalances and Game Outcomes

Rating and CentipAWN lOSS

Time Usage

When Should You Resign?

Our Data

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200k (CSV)

200,000 rated games played online, including:

  • Moves

  • Clocks

  • Stockfish evaluations


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