Today we will talk a little bit more about chess statistics.
The last time we covered Top 10 Best Openings for White and Black and today you will see exactly what types of endgames are the most common in the game of chess.
Take a guess what types of endgames are the most common in chess: Two Rooks vs. Two Rooks, Bishop vs. Knight or Rook vs. Rook?
You can check your solution viewing the full article.
Endgame frequency table
|6.76||rook & bishop||rook & knight|
|3.45||two rooks||two rooks|
|3.37||rook & bishop||rook & bishop (same color)|
|3.09||rook & knight||rook & knight|
|2.87||king & pawns||king (and pawns)|
|1.92||rook & bishop||rook & bishop (opposite color)|
|1.77||rook & bishop||rook|
|1.65||bishop||bishop (same color)|
|1.42||rook & knight||rook|
|1.11||bishop||bishop (opposite color)|
|0.90||queen & minor piece||queen|
|0.81||rook||two minor pieces|
|0.69||queen||rook & minor piece|
|0.67||rook & pawn||rook|
|0.56||rook & two pawns||rook|
|0.23||king & one pawn||king|
|0.09||queen & one pawn||queen|
|0.08||queen||two minor pieces|
|0.02||bishop & knight||king|
|0.01||queen||three minor pieces|
So, the most popular endgame (according to Müller & Lamprecht 2001:11–12, 304) is Rook vs. Rook ending, it appears in about 8.5% of all chess games. That must be an endgame to study if you want to win more games!