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# of rated players worldwide ?


  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #21

    pt22064

    You are double counting if you are adding up all of the players who are rated in any country or FIDE because some players are FIDE rated and rated in their home country.  A few players are rated in multiple countries.

    FWIW, Susan Polgar (quoting a source I don't recall) stated that there are 7.5 million players who are rated and 605 million people who know how to play chess (e.g., know how the pieces move).

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #22

    pt22064

    USCF claims a membership of 85,000.  Wikipedia, on the other hand, reports that USCF membership peaked at 85,000 in 2000, and has been steadily declining to about 77,000 in 2012/2013.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Chess_Federation

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #23

    shell_knight

    pt22064 wrote:

    You are double counting if you are adding up all of the players who are rated in any country or FIDE because some players are FIDE rated and rated in their home country.  A few players are rated in multiple countries.

    FWIW, Susan Polgar (quoting a source I don't recall) stated that there are 7.5 million players who are rated and 605 million people who know how to play chess (e.g., know how the pieces move).

    Probably just trying to estimate it.  I'm sure in the end he'd divide by some number he thinks is reasonable.

    As for S Polgar, the source would be interesting.

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #24

    shell_knight

    I'd like to know through time, how many people play chess online regularly.

    Chess.com, at any hour, has between about 10-15 thousand.  So lets say 12.5k and the average time spent is 2 hours.  Then that's ~150k regulars on chess.com alone, which is more than I would have guessed.

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #25

    hicetnunc

    @pt - you're right. I was planning to substract Fide rated players per country from the overall number, assuming all Fide rated players would have a national rating as well. Anyway, will only be a very rough estimate at the end.

    I also wonder where the 7.5m comes from... (Russian schoolboys ?)

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #26

    woton

    pt22064 wrote:

    USCF claims a membership of 85,000.  Wikipedia, on the other hand, reports that USCF membership peaked at 85,000 in 2000, and has been steadily declining to about 77,000 in 2012/2013.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Chess_Federation

    A better metric is active members.  The USCF has a large number of Life Members who haven't played a rated game in years.

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #27

    Shakaali

    hicetnunc, how many there are in France?

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #28

    hicetnunc

    Shak, I'll have to check, but I think around 10000.

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #29

    Zigwurst

    And in the USCF there is something like 35000 unrated members...

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #30

    Tom_Hindle

    shell_knight wrote:I'd like to know through time, how many people play chess online regularly.Chess.com, at any hour, has between about 10-15 thousand.  So lets say 12.5k and the average time spent is 2 hours.  Then that's ~150k regulars on chess.com alone, which is more than I would have guessed.
     well that'd be hard to work out because I normally tend to use the chess.com app on my phone and to my knowledge you don't appear online using the app
  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #31

    AngeloPardi

    Hicetnunc, you will have a hard time getting data from India, China and Russia. I remember reading an article in Europe Echecs explaining that even the russian federation don't know the figures for Russia...


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