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  Statistics


To show the number of players in the club, their activity, you can find some statistical values here:

Type Value
Number of active players: 105
Number of running games: 95
Number of moves yesterday: 88
All incoming email messages: 4090503
All outgoing email messages: 6367555

A player becomes inactive if he/she is not playing in any game, does not have a pairing request, and sent his/her last message to the server more than 100 days ago. At this point he/she is temporarily removed from the players list, inactive players do not count into the above value.

Running games are those which have both players, have already started, but still didn't finish, so which are currently in progress.

Yesterday's moves are those which were taken from yesterday 00:00 until today 00:00 GMT.

All incoming messages are those, which were sent by the club members to the server from somewhere the beginning of 2002.

Outgoing messages were sent by the server to the players, also from around the beginning of 2002.

If you like to play chess, playing many games simultaneously, if you like to think your moves when you have time, and it doesn't bother you if your games last several weeks, then you are welcome to join the club.

And here you can find some rather interesting than important statistics about pieces' activity in all the games since Jan 17, 2003:

Piece Moves % Captures % Captured %
King: 319858 10 27129 4 - -
Queen: 382502 12 109731 15 50229 7
Rook: 427553 13 102864 15 72170 10
Knight: 604398 19 133289 19 138228 20
Bishop: 512007 16 135790 19 125113 18
Pawn: 928519 30 199347 28 322410 45
Summarized: 3174837 100 708150 100 708150 100


The data on this page are refreshed once each day, last on 2021.04.10, 00:00 CET.


 
Scoring

In competitive chess, a player scores one point for a win, a half-point for a draw, and zero points for a loss. So the rankings at the end of a tournament are easy to calculate by simple addition.

In the early 19th century, when modern competitive play began, draws were ignored, and a match was won by the player who first scored an agreed number of wins, or who had the most wins after an agreed number of games. With the advent of all-play-all tournaments (the first international all-play-all was held in London in 1851) draws became more important. At first, rules were devised to discourage draws, which were very unpopular with the chess public, but gradually these were dropped and draws were counted as a half-point.
 
Analysis

Tournament games are public, so every player of the club can watch them.
It's possible to attach analysis to these games, that other players see. Analysis can help us to recognize mistakes and good moves, the strategy in the games, they can help us to learn.
 
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