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Soviet Stats, Revisited

Soviet Stats, Revisited

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I have re-calculated the USSR championship stats (included all the championship play-off matches and tournaments and the 1931 semifinals, which were parts of the same competitions). This is a list of top 50 players who played at least 30 games and bottom 50 overall (with players with 15-29 games greyed out).

The exact win-draw-lose scores of the 1967 USSR Championship, which was contested in a Swiss tournament, are unknown, except for the top 5 (Polugaevsky, Tal, Vasiukov, Taimanov, Platonov). So, the other participants of that tournament will only have their known wins, draws and losses listed, with asterisk demarking their participation.

Only played games count in this table. The +/- scores after players withdrew from tournaments were not counted. All games by withdrawn players do count (for instance, Tal's sole game at the 1988 championship).

Player + - = Games Pts Pts%
Top 50 players
Efim Bogoljubov 24 2 10 36 29 80.56%
Alexander Alekhine 9 0 6 15 12 80.00%
Mikhail Botvinnik 125 33 84 242 167 69.01%
Anatoly Karpov 36 7 65 108 68.5 63.43%
Leonid Stein 68 19 96 183 116 63.39%
Fedor Bohatirchuk 52 22 39 113 71.5 63.27%
Garry Kasparov 26 9 33 68 42.5 62.50%
Vladimir Epishin 7 1 16 24 15 62.50%
Boris Spassky 80 28 106 214 133 62.15%
Petr Izmailov 9 4 9 22 13.5 61.36%
Tigran Petrosian 91 30 152 273 167 61.17%
Viktor Korchnoi 114 47 142 303 185 61.06%
Mikhail Tal 127 52 174 353 214 60.62%
   
Lev Polugaevsky 120 48 181 349 210.5 60.32%
Boris Verlinsky 48 28 22 98 59 60.20%
Mikhail Mukhin 6 2 13 21 12.5 59.52%
Petr Romanovsky 65 38 40 143 85 59.44%
Paul Keres 88 40 135 263 155.5 59.13%
Alexey Vyzmanavin 15 8 18 41 24 58.54%
Nikolai Riumin 29 18 25 72 41.5 57.64%
Sergei Belavenets 16 8 30 54 31 57.41%
Isaak Boleslavsky 66 34 121 221 126.5 57.24%
Solomon Gotthilf 11 6 18 35 20 57.14%
Mark Taimanov 143 83 209 435 247.5 56.90%
   
Vasily Smyslov 110 59 207 376 213.5 56.78%
Boris Gelfand 4 2 9 15 8.5 56.67%
Ratmir Kholmov* 80 44 173 310 175 56.45%
Evgeny Bareev 20 14 13 47 26.5 56.38%
Vladimir Makogonov 49 31 62 142 80 56.34%
Ilya Rabinovich 60 41 55 156 87.5 56.09%
Efim Geller 132 81 209 422 236.5 56.04%
David Bronstein 119 74 182 375 210 56.00%
Lev Psakhis 30 18 54 102 57 55.88%
Andrei Sokolov 15 7 46 68 38 55.88%
Vasily Ivanchuk 5 3 9 17 9.5 55.88%
Artur Yusupov 33 22 45 100 55.5 55.50%
   
Abram Model 13 10 5 28 15.5 55.36%
Vyacheslav Einhorn 28 15 83 126 69.5 55.16%
Yuri Balashov 67 42 166 275 150 54.55%
Grigory Levenfish 83 63 78 224 122 54.46%
Yuri Averbakh 70 45 168 283 154 54.42%
Alexander Chernin 12 7 38 57 31 54.39%
Aivars Gipslis 28 18 74 120 65 54.17%
Oleg Romanishin 50 38 57 145 78.5 54.14%
Mikhail Podgaets 8 5 27 40 21.5 53.75%
Vsevolod Rauzer 44 36 35 115 61.5 53.48%
Isaak Mazel 17 14 14 45 24 53.33%
   
Lembit Oll 4 3 8 15 8 53.33%
Fedor Dus-Chotimirsky 34 28 29 91 48.5 53.30%
Vitaly Chekhover 29 24 38 91 48 52.75%
Valery Salov 14 11 30 55 29 52.73%
Alexander Beliavsky 70 58 102 230 121 52.61%
Alexander Konstantinopolsky 33 27 59 119 62.5 52.52%
Alexander Kotov 56 48 55 159 83.5 52.52%
Vladislav Silich 8 7 7 22 11.5 52.27%
Konstantin Lerner 26 21 64 111 58 52.25%
Abram Rabinovich 21 19 11 51 26.5 51.96%
Jaan Ehlvest 13 11 27 51 26.5 51.96%
Abram Zamikhovsky 11 10 5 26 13.5 51.92%
Arvid Kubbel 20 18 17 55 28.5 51.82%
   
Bottom 50 players (worst performance on top)
Nikolai Novotelnov 2 13 2 17 3 17.65%
Vitaly Scherbakov 1 13 5 19 3.5 18.42%
Ivan Golubev 2 11 2 15 3 20.00%
Vladimir Lepeshkin 2 12 5 19 4.5 23.68%
Evgeny Terpugov* 1 13 3 30 7.5 25.00%
Dmitry Pavlov 1 8 6 15 4 26.67%
Nikolai Kutuzov 3 15 9 27 7.5 27.78%
Viktor Lyublinsky 3 19 14 36 10 27.78%
Grigory Goldberg 4 20 12 36 10 27.78%
Andrei Smorodsky 4 20 13 37 10.5 28.38%
   
Alexander Nikitin 0 8 11 19 5.5 28.95%
Nikolai Bakulin 1 9 9 19 5.5 28.95%
Grigory Ravinsky 4 14 6 24 7 29.17%
Alexander Mund 3 9 3 15 4.5 30.00%
Yuri Nikitin* 1 13 5 32 10 31.25%
Iosif Livshin 4 11 4 19 6 31.58%
Yuri Anikaev 2 8 7 17 5.5 32.35%
Boris Goldenov 5 25 27 57 18.5 32.46%
Chrysogon Kholodkevich 4 11 5 20 6.5 32.50%
Archil Ebralidze 3 12 13 28 9.5 33.93%
   
Alexander Korelov 2 8 9 19 6.5 34.21%
Boris Ratner 4 12 10 26 9 34.62%
Alexey Sokolsky 10 31 30 71 25 35.21%
Andrei Kharitonov 1 11 22 34 12 35.29%
Andrei Lukin* 0 3 8 24 8.5 35.42%
Vladimir Lyavdansky 3 14 21 38 13.5 35.53%
Lev Aronson 4 10 7 21 7.5 35.71%
Nikolai Tselikov 5 9 1 15 5.5 36.67%
German Khodos 3 8 8 19 7 36.84%
Edward Gerstenfeld 4 9 6 19 7 36.84%
   
Anton Kaspersky 8 20 19 47 17.5 37.23%
Alexander Zakharov 7 16 13 36 13.5 37.50%
Ilya Smirin 6 17 22 45 17 37.78%
Solomon Rosenthal 5 11 9 25 9.5 38.00%
Sergei Lebedev 6 11 4 21 8 38.10%
Arkady Novopashin 6 15 17 38 14.5 38.16%
Vladimir Yuriev 3 7 7 17 6.5 38.24%
Iosif Pogrebyssky 5 9 3 17 6.5 38.24%
Alexander Cherepkov* 3 17 18 51 19.5 38.24%
Abram Khasin 17 38 41 96 37.5 38.89%
   
Mark Tseitlin* 8 22 12 55 21.5 39.09%
Vladimir Karasev* 9 16 17 55 21.5 39.09%
Yakov Rokhlin 8 17 17 42 16.5 39.29%
Andrei Peterson 2 6 11 19 7.5 39.47%
Nikolai Pavlov-Pianov 10 19 14 43 17 39.53%
Oleg Moiseev* 11 23 23 63 25 39.68%
Boris Vladimirov 6 10 4 20 8 40.00%
Konstantin Klaman 10 18 12 40 16 40.00%
Alexander Sergeyev 11 22 22 55 22 40.00%
Semyon Dvoiris 12 23 21 56 22.5 40.18%