Stockfish Top Choice Percentage

    The "Stockfish First Line" metric shows how often (as a percentage) a chess player picks the top choice of Stockfish, one of the world's leading chess engines. The metric is calculated over the last 100 games of the player, where:
  • Blitz/Rapid events are skipped.
  • The analysis of each game starts at move 12 (Thus opening moves that might just come out of theory are not evaluated).
  • Moves where both the move played and the move suggested by the computer had an evaluation outside the interval [-2.00, 2.00], are discarded. (In clearly won positions players are tempted to play a simple safe move instead of a stronger, but risky one. Such "inferior" moves are, from a practical viewpoint, perfectly justified. Similarly, in lost positions players sometimes deliberately play an objectively worse move)
  • The "Stockfish First Line" percentage is the total number of moves where the engine first choice was played by the player divided by the total numbers of evaluated moves for this player.

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Stockfish First Choice Ranklist

The lists below ranks the top players (active players only) by their percentage match to Stockfish first line choice. More is coming soon.

1.Yi Wei   China  2734  61.41%
2.Chao B Li   China  2732  61.23%
3.Maxime Vachier-Lagrave   France  2793  61.09%
4.Peter Svidler   Russia  2760  59.72%
5.Alexei Shirov   Latvia  2652  59.62%
6.Sergei Rublevsky   Russia  2663  59.43%
7.Wesley So   USA  2799  59.35%
8.Robert Kempinski   Poland  2569  59.12%
9.Samuel Shankland   USA  2668  59.0%
10.Michael Adams   England  2709  58.96%
11.Vladimir Kramnik   Russia  2800  58.95%
12.David Navara   Czech Republic  2745  58.82%
13.Magnus Carlsen   Norway  2843  58.81%
14.Ray Robson   USA  2649  58.72%
15.Sergey Karjakin   Russia  2763  58.64%
16.Shakhriyar Mamedyarov   Azerbaijan  2814  58.53%
17.Andriy Vovk   Ukraine  2628  58.49%
18.Andrei Volokitin   Ukraine  2639  58.39%
19.Hua Ni   China  2670  58.38%
20.Markus Ragger   Austria  2666  58.34%
1.Viktorija Cmilyte   Lithuania  2542  57.53%
2.Thanh Trang Hoang   Hungary  2436  57.26%
3.Yifan Hou   China  2654  56.24%
4.Antoaneta Stefanova   FIDE  2489  56.08%
5.Wenjun Ju   China  2572  55.74%
6.Zhongyi Tan   China  2523  55.69%
7.Elina Danielian   Armenia  2413  55.64%
8.Irina Krush   USA  2420  55.26%
9.Alisa Galliamova   Russia  2422  55.08%
10.Marie Sebag   France  2492  54.65%
11.Lela Javakhishvili   Georgia  2463  54.62%
12.Anna Muzychuk   Ukraine  2571  54.47%
13.Valentina Gunina   Russia  2502  54.16%
14.Xue Zhao   China  2478  54.02%
15.Dronavalli Harika   India  2503  53.93%
16.Aleksandra Goryachkina   Russia  2493  53.77%
17.Nino Batsiashvili   Georgia  2504  53.73%
18.Mariya Muzychuk   Ukraine  2540  53.08%
19.Natalia Zhukova   Ukraine  2438  52.68%
20.Elisabeth Paehtz   Germany  2464  52.39%