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There are many games of chess being played each minute and even each second.

There are players who play online blitz chess for fun and there are those who play standard 2 hour time control chess to make a living (they are called Grandmasters). You know there are chess databases that store many of the games that were played, and therefore there is a pretty good statistics on those games, such as how many moves each game lasts, openings played, amount of draws, wins and losses Today we will take a look into chess statistics and see what openings can lead to the best results for white and which ones are more favorable for black. We will also see the list of top openings that lead to draws and which ones lead to least amount draws. The tabled below were composed at ntlworld.com and much more useful chess statistics information can be found on that website

White's Best 10 Openings (Based on White Win % + (Draw % x 0.5))


White Draw Points per Win % 100 games % 40 49 40 41 38 37 41 44 38 40 36 16 33 30 35 37 29 22 34 30 58 57 56.5 56 55.5 55.5 55.5 55 55 55

Rank Opening Queen's Gambit Blackmar Diemer Gambit Ruy Lopez Bishop's Opening Benko Opening Reti Opening Vienna Game Centre Game English Opening Scotch Game

1 2 3 4 5 =5 =5 8 =8 =8

White's Worst 10 Openings (Based on White Win % + (Draw % x 0.5))


White Draw Points per Win % 100 games % 28 25 40.5
1

Rank Opening Van't Kruijs Attack

2 3 4 5 6 7 =7 9 10

Anderssen's Opening Grob Opening Saragossa Opening Bird's Opening Polish Defense Dunst Opening Anti-Veresov Opening Colle System Mieses Opening

30 36 34 34 38 36 36 35 39

27 18 23 25 23 28 28 31 24

43.5 45 45.5 46.5 49.5 50 50 50.5 51

Black's Best 10 Openings (Based on Black Win % + (Draw % x 0.5))


Black Draw Points per Win % 100 games % 34 30 33 32 34 30 32 31 25 29 29 37 29 30 25 33 28 30 42 33 48.5 48.5 47.5 47 46.5 46.5 46 46 46 45.5

Rank Opening 1 =1 3 4 5 =5 7 =7 =7 10 Sicilian Defense Nimzo Indian Robatsch Defense Alekhine Defense Nimzowitsch Defense Rat Benko Gambit Modern Defense Queen's Indian Defense Pseudo King's Indian

Black's Worst 10 Openings (Based on Black Win % + (Draw % x 0.5))


Black Draw Points per Win % 100 games % 25 28 30 27 27 33 22 29 22 28 28 25 23 20 27 27 17 39 25 42 30 30 37.5 39.5 40 40.5 40.5 41.5 41.5 41.5 43 43 43

Rank Opening Gunderam Defense Polish Opening St George's Defense Budapest Gambit Philidor's Defense Latvian Gambit Petroff's Defense Queenside Fianchetto Bogo-Indian Defense Dutch Defense King's Indian

1 2 3 4 =4 6 =6 =6 9 =9 =9

10 Most Drawn Openings


Rank Opening 1 =1 3 =3 5 Bogo-Indian Defense Queen's Indian Defense Petroff's Defense Four Knight's Defense Grunfeld Defense Draw (%) 42 42 39 39 37
3

=5 =5 8 9 =9

Nimzo Indian Reti Opening Queen's Gambit Benko Opening Three Knight's Defense

37 37 36 35 35

10 Least Drawn Openings


Rank Opening 1 =1 3 4 5 =5 7 8 =8 =8 Blackmar Diemer Gambit Blackmar Diemer Gambit (Delayed) Latvian Gambit Grob Opening King's Gambit St George's Defense Center Game Polish Defense Polish Opening Saragossa Opening Draw (%) 16 16 17 18 20 20 22 23 23 23