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Fabiano Caruana was the most active top GM in the world in 2011 & 2012: he played 114 and 136 games respectively

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We've been keeping an eye on the top-20 players for a while and tracking how many classical time control games per year they play.

Data for 2009
Data for 2010

Today we are sharing with you the results for years 2011 and 2012:

For 2011:


1. Carlsen 60
2. Aronian 44
3. Kramnik 60
4. Anand 40
5. Radjabov 38
6. Topalov 14
7. Karjakin 58
8. Ivanchuk 89
9. Morozevich 54
10. Gashimov 44
11. Grischuk 83
12. Nakamura 68
13. Svidler 74
14. Mamedyarov 42
15. Tomashevsky 64
16. Gelfand 31
17. Caruana 114
18. Nepomniatchi 71
19. Wang Hao 97
20. Kamsky 68

And now sorted by number of games:

1. Caruana 114
2. Wang Hao 97
3. Ivanchuk 89
4. Grischuk 83
5. Svidler 74
6. Nepomniatchi 71
7. Nakamura 68
8. Kamsky 68
9. Tomashevsky 64
10. Carlsen 60 median number
11. Kramnik 60 median number
12. Karjakin 58
13. Morozevich 54
14. Aronian 44
15. Gashimov 44
16. Mamedyarov 42
17. Anand 40
18. Radjabov 38
19. Gelfand 31
20. Topalov 14

For 2012:


1. Carlsen 50
2. Kramnik 41
3. Aronian 61
4. Radjabov 39
5. Caruana 136
6. Karjakin 69
7. Anand 34
8. Topalov 46
9. Nakamura 125
10. Mamedyarov - 63
11. Grischuk 46
12. Morozevich 45
13. Ivanchuk 76
14. Wang Hao 74
15. Svidler 59
16. Gelfand 60
17. Kamsky 71
18. Gashimov 18
19. Leko 60
20. Jakovenko - 76

Sorted by number of games:

1. Caruana 136
2. Nakamura 125
3. Ivanchuk 76
4. Jakovenko - 76
5. Wang Hao 74
6. Kamsky 71
7. Karjakin 69
8. Mamedyarov - 63
9. Aronian 61
10. Gelfand 60 - median number
11. Leko 60 - median number
12. Svidler 59
13. Carlsen 50
14. Topalov 46
15. Grischuk 46
16. Morozevich 45
17. Kramnik 41
18. Radjabov 39
19. Anand 34
20. Gashimov 18


One of the few interesting things to note is that the median number of games per year for top-20 players has dropped from 75-74 in 2009 to 67-66 in 2010 and to 60 in 2011 and 2012.


For comparison, Natalia Pogonina played 61 classical time control games in 2012. How about you?


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