Welcome to Chess by the Numbers!

For most of my life I have been obsessed with both statistics and with chess. In recent years, I have spent a lot of time combining these two fascinations, and analyzing chess statistics in a variety of ways. Now, I’ve decided it’s time to share my analyses as I perform them. So come join me and explore the world of chess stats!

You can expect to see lots of analysis of chess prodigies, a particular interest of mine. Simulated results of major tournaments. Scores, and frequency, of various different openings. And plenty of other concepts as well. If it is a form of chess analytics, I’ll be interested, and probably take a look at it!

One thing you WON’T find here is chess instruction, or much analysis of individual games. There are plenty of other places for you to improve your own chess skills. The focus here is on large sample sizes and broader statistical analysis. So if that sounds intriguing to you, then please follow along.