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MT-Bielecki Top Players

MT-Bielecki/Top – supplementary statistics

Encouraged by our colleague GM Stephan Busemann I would like to present additional statistics 🙂

Winners of Top ICCF tournaments among Witold Bielecki Memorial participants are:

No Player cat. Rav Tournament Period
1 Lafarga Santorromán, David (ESP) 15 2615,31 ICCF Olympiad 17 Final board 1 2009-2012
2 Nickel, Arno (GER) 15 2611,46 Simon Webb Memorial (ENG) 2007-2009
3 Hoeven, David A. van der (NED) 15 2607,20 José Antonio Barrios Memorial – A (ESP) 2010-2013

Summary of different statistics can be found here.


You may think that rating system has been introduced only 25 years ago and we cannot compare older strong tournaments or that we have inflation. Wrong!

Please go to the article “The ICCF Rating system” by Nol van ’t Riet (NED), updated by Gerhard Binder (GER) and me 🙂

Of course, who was the strongest player ever is of great interest to everybody. This article can give you some background.

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