Dominant world champions and more

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Here's a table, based on chessgames.com metrics, of points scored by world champions and other leading grandmasters between each other. By 'leading grandmasters', I mean the following players:

  • Everyone who played a World Championship match
  • Everyone who made it into top 8 of Candidates' Tournaments, matches and FIDE Knockout championships
  • Participants of AVRO 1938, New York 1927 and St Petersburg 1914

There are currently 96 players in the table. Undisputed World Champions are in bold, World Championship match/tournament participants and FIDE World Champions are in italic.

Player Points% Won Lost Drawn # of Games # of opponents
Emanuel Lasker 66.34%  146  47 110  303 24
Garry Kasparov  64.09%  325 68 519 912 55
Jose Raul Capablanca 61.45%
85
22
168
275
23
Robert Fischer 59.70% 97 46 120 263 25
Alexander Alekhine 59.13% 150 72
205
427
22
Magnus Carlsen 57.57%  96 43
211
350
35
Anatoly Karpov 57.51% 342
153
763
1258
64
Viswanathan Anand 57.42%  277 125
622
1024
55
Vladimir Kramnik 56.16% 205
99
556
860
47
Akiba Rubinstein 55.46% 107 74 121 302 20
Mikhail Botvinnik 54.31%
112
76
230
418
33
Vasily Ivanchuk 54.26% 266 174 641 1081 55
Levon Aronian 53.09% 102 73 295 470 39
Paul Keres 52.97% 120
88
330
538
38
Boris Spassky 52.92%
189
135
602
926
51
Veselin Topalov 52.88% 210
166
388
764
48
Tigran Petrosian 52.87%
143
100
505
748
39
Lev Polugaevsky 52.78%  132 98 381 611 52
Aron Nimzowitsch 52.29% 63 53 102 218 19
Harry Pillsbury 52.17% 51 45 42 138 10
Mikhail Tal 52.07% 157
125
490
772
47
Alexei Shirov 51.92% 231 198 432 861 54
Petr Svidler 51.23% 123 108 380 611 49
Valery Salov 51.18% 87 79 174 340 46
Boris Gelfand 51.01%
183
164
590
937
52
Viktor Korchnoi 50.86%
326
303
711
1340
68
Sergei Karjakin 50.79% 63 58 197 318 31
Efim Geller 50.64% 135 127 367 629 50
Carl Schlechter 50.63%
74
70
175
319
18
Samuel Reshevsky 50.55%
74
70
218
362
44
Vasily Smyslov 50.41%
161
154
549
864
57
Evgeni Bareev 50.33% 123 120 208 451 51
Ruslan Ponomariov 49.86%
67
68
215
350
43
Geza Maroczy 49.83% 66 67 161 294 23
David Bronstein 49.69%
92
95
301
488
42
Alexander Khalifman 49.60%
64
67
245
376
55
Wilhelm Steinitz 49.53%
81
83
48
212
9
Peter Leko 49.50%
108
115
480
703
44
Sergei Movsesian 49.43%  30 32 113 175 40
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 49.22% 39 43 174 256 31
Alexander Beliavsky 49.17% 176 188 361 725 65
Michael Adams 49.08% 155 169 438 762 56
Reuben Fine 48.97% 18 20 59 97 18
Teimour Radjabov 48.94% 58 66 252 376 40
Alexander Morozevich 48.85% 99 108 183 390 44
Andrei Sokolov 48.67% 45 52 166 263 45
Lajos Portisch 48.64% 178 204 575 957 56
Dmitry Andreikin 48.59% 11 13 47 71 23
Alexander Grischuk 48.58% 54 64 234 352 39
Gata Kamsky 48.49% 117 132 249 498 53
Zoltan Ribli 48.25% 48 61 262 371 51
Richard Reti 48.19%  60 67 66 193 14
Milan Vidmar 47.93% 42 50 101 193 27
Boris Gulko 47.87% 70 84 175 329 56
Nigel Short 47.86% 176 208 365 749 64
Judit Polgar 47.86% 124 146 245 515 55
Bent Larsen 47.75% 168 195 236 599 51
Rafael Vaganian 47.67% 103 127 285 515 63
Savielly Tartakower 47.65% 94 113 197 404 29
Isaak Boleslavsky 47.39% 33 44 134 211 22
Alexei Dreev 47.33% 61 80 215 356 52
Jan Timman 47.32% 247 312 655 1214 66
Artur Yusupov 47.18% 113 149 377 639 58
Salomon Flohr 46.99% 35 50 164 249 29
Robert Huebner 46.97% 98 135 378 611 59
Leinier Dominguez 46.93% 23 33 107 163 33
Efim Bogoljubov 46.58% 109 134 123 366
20
Rustam Kasimdzhanov 46.51%
39
55
135
229
40
Henrique Mecking 46.43%  22 32 86 140 36
Max Euwe 46.35%
85
113
186
384
31
Sergei Tiviakov 46.30% 39 57 147 243 45
Mikhail Chigorin 46.25%
95
116
69
280
15
Andras Adorjan 45.95% 31 51 165 247 41
Siegbert Tarrasch 45.91% 87 114 129 330 20
Vlastimil Hort 45.86% 71 118 379 568 50
Vladimir Akopian 45.62% 49 76 183 308 50
Frank Marshall 45.40%
108
149
189
446
19
Jonathan Speelman 45.12% 49 82 207 338 56
Oleg Romanishin 45.11% 76 110 162 348 54
Joel Lautier 44.89% 77 120 224 421 53
Svetozar Gligoric 44.81% 100 175 447 722 49
Kevin Spraggett 44.78%  19 31 65 115 33
Miguel Najdorf 44.69% 56 92 191 339 36
Laszlo Szabo 44.68% 65 105 206 376 37
Mark Taimanov 44.20% 70 120 241 431 47
Rudolf Spielmann 44.09% 85 128 151 364 21
Borislav Ivkov 43.84% 59 120 316 495 46
Wolfgang Uhlmann 43.08% 48 92 178 318 47
Joseph Blackburne 41.71% 49 79 53 181 16
Dawid Janowski 41.67%
100
153
65
318
20
Loek van Wely 41.15% 94 186 240 520 52
Robert Byrne 40.83% 19 52 109 180 35
Johann Hjartarson 39.77% 33 77 105 215 44
Christopher Lutz 38.44% 19 56 85 160 39
Eugenio Torre 38.33% 31 84 112 227 48
Isidor Gunsberg 37.87%
 32 65
39
136
15

 

 And, in addition, another interesting table: all players with win percentage that exceeds 20% (against the same field). This demonstrates the players' combativeness against strong opponents.

Emanuel Lasker - 48.18%

Wilhelm Steinitz - 38.21%

Harry Pillsbury - 36.96%

Robert Fischer - 36.88%

Garry Kasparov - 35.64%

Akiba Rubinstein - 35.43%

Alexander Alekhine - 35.13%

Mikhail Chigorin - 33.93%

Dawid Janowski - 31.45%

Richard Reti - 31.09%

Jose Raul Capablanca - 30.91%

Efim Bogoljubov - 29.78%

Aron Nimzowitsch - 28.90%

Bent Larsen - 28.05%

Veselin Topalov - 27.49%

Magnus Carlsen - 27.43%

Evgeny Bareev - 27.27%

Anatoly Karpov - 27.19%

Joseph Blackburne - 27.07%

Viswanathan Anand - 27.05%

Alexei Shirov - 26.83%

Mikhail Botvinnik - 26.79%

Siegbert Tarrasch - 26.36%

Valery Salov - 25.59%

Alexander Morozevich - 25.38%

Vasily Ivanchuk - 24.61%

Viktor Korchnoi - 24.33%

Alexander Beliavsky - 24.28%

Frank Marshall - 24.22%

Judit Polgar - 24.08%

Vladimir Kramnik - 23.84%

Isidor Gunsberg - 23.53%

Nigel Short - 23.50%

Gata Kamsky - 23.49%

Rudolf Spielmann - 23.35%

Savielly Tartakower - 23.27%

Carl Schlechter - 23.20%

Geza Maroczy - 22.45%

Paul Keres - 22.30%

Max Euwe - 22.14%

Oleg Romanishin - 21.84%

Milan Vidmar - 21.76%

Levon Aronian - 21.70%

Lev Polugaevsky - 21.60%

Efim Geller - 21.46%

Boris Gulko - 21.28%

Samuel Reshevsky - 20.44%

Boris Spassky - 20.41%

Jan Timman - 20.35%

Mikhail Tal - 20.34%

Michael Adams - 20.34%

Petr Svidler - 20.13%

Rafael Vaganian - 20.00%

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