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. 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 !

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. Jose capablanca is like unstoppable.🔥🔥

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

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

  8. 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.

  9. Mir Sultan Khan deserves a spot in this list.

  10. Maybe might be an argument but my fav
    1.Paul Morphy Super genius no engine
    The rest honorable mention

  11. Imagine your Olympiad team with magnus Vishy garry kramnik and Bobby😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲

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