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How To Get More Women Into Chess


  • 5 months ago · Quote · #341

    Annabella1

    This is my husband's opinion (sitting  next to me)  less jerks = more women playing chess.  hahahahahahahahaha  I think I know why he thinks that way. Last time we went to a tournament I received comments like "you really play chess??"  forgot to mention the stupid look on their face too!.  I think some people need to  realize chess is for young, old, men and women.  Also, early introduction of  chess in  schools would help.   Chess is amazing 

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #342

    SilentKnighte5

    PearlFey wrote:

    Women are either fascinated by chess, or driven enough to learn despite not being given enough special privleges. If it's both, they're playing already. If not, then they wouldn't be playing.

    Do we really want more entitled women in chess?

    Exactly.  We already give out fake titles to reward mediocre play, what more do we need?  Just start giving out the WGM title to anyone who reaches 1400?

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #343

    Herebrocker

    Annabella1 hat geschrieben:

    This is my husband's opinion (sitting  next to me)  less jerks = more women playing chess.  hahahahahahahahaha  I think I know why he thinks that way. Last time we went to a tournament I received comments like "you really play chess??"  forgot to mention the stupid look on their face too!.  I think some people need to  realize chess is for young, old, men and women.  Also, early introduction of  chess in  schools would help.   Chess is amazing 

    a woman beside me said: we already have more woman than men at chess - because the metamorphose beeings who look like if they could have been men dont count really.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #344

    PearlFey

    Annabella1 wrote:

    This is my husband's opinion (sitting  next to me)  less jerks = more women playing chess.  hahahahahahahahaha  I think I know why he thinks that way. Last time we went to a tournament I received comments like "you really play chess??"  forgot to mention the stupid look on their face too!.  I think some people need to  realize chess is for young, old, men and women.  Also, early introduction of  chess in  schools would help.   Chess is amazing 

    Your contribution to this thread has been "hahahahhahah" and your husband's opinion. That says a lot.

    Introduction of chess in schools would further the gap even more because women don't like chess. It'd just get more male players.

    @Silent

    1400 might be a bit difficult for them, I picked up chess mid last month and I'm barely 1420 :(

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #345

    Herebrocker

    pearl  in your local schools we dont have woman but girls and the number of girls playing chess is equal to the number of boys playing chess. - do you dont have chess on school in usa??????????

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #346

    PearlFey

    Indubioproaggredi wrote:

    pearl  in your local schools we dont have woman but girls and the number of girls playing chess is equal to the number of boys playing chess. - do you dont have chess on school in usa??????????

    In my local schools you don't have women but girls and the number of girls so chess on school in USA!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #347

    Herebrocker

    this: "In my local schools you don't have women but girls and the number of girls so chess on school in USA!!!!!!!!!" makes no sense - syntax error

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #348

    PearlFey

    This is my world, and you're living in it.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #349

    Herebrocker

    aha

    lol

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #350

    The_Ghostess_Lola

    I read it like "So Chess On !"....u know - kinda like at a high school pep rally.  

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #351

    With_every_step

    The_Ghostess_Lola wrote:

    I read it like "So Chess On !"....u know - kinda like at a high school pep rally.  

    this as well - it has many interpretation.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #352

    duck29

    The more women masters marry MEN masters

    followed by having WOMEN children

    the more women masters there will be.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #353

    PearlFey

    duck29 wrote:

    The more women masters marry MEN masters

    followed by having WOMEN children

    the more women masters there will be.

    The problem is that there are very few women with the real GM title. Judit and her kin will be very overworked.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #354

    duck29

    PearlFey wrote:

    The problem is that there are very few women with the real GM title. Judit and her kin will be very overworked.

    not quite true.

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-players/if-magnus-carlsen-married-hou-yifan-would-the-kids-be-gms-also?page=2

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #355

    PearlFey

    They'd still be overworked. We'd have to retire the FGMs for a decade and have each of them pump out 10 prodigies. When they're not giving birth, they're teaching the children the skills they need to excel at chess.

    No ugly men or women, though. 

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #356

    The_Ghostess_Lola

    ....there's always botox, skin-snugging, and tummy-tucking and stuff like that.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #357

    Herebrocker

    The_Ghostess_Lola hat geschrieben:

    ....there's always botox, skin-snugging, and tummy-tucking and stuff like that.

    yes - since the mill age came up with internet, obviously the fake-age is rising up now.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #358

    duck29

    Elisabeth Paehtz, and her dad?

    Ben finegold also comes from a family of chess masters, chess definetly runs in the family (to a certain extent)!

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #359

    Jimmykay

    It "runs in the family" in that you have exposure to the game from a young age with a great teacher. Sunil Weeramntry is not genetically related to his stepson, but that child obviously benefited by growing up with such a great chess writer/teacher.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #360

    duck29

    chess nature+chess nurture=chess master


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