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What if a girl became World Chess Champion?


  • 7 months ago · Quote · #1161

    Jion_Wansu

    Is that his sister?

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #1162

    Elubas

    He has a few sisters I think. You can definitely tell those two are related!

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #1163

    JamieDelarosa

    She's a cutie.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #1164

    MuhammadAreez10

    She's his middle sister. He has 3.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #1165

    bulletplayer2004

    How can you tell     4 weeks ago · Quote · #1150

    MuhammadAreez10

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #1166

    mosai

    Looks like Carlsen with a wig.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #1167

    PB_chessnut

    judit polgart....look for her!Laughing

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #1168

    dmxn2k

    dmxn2k wrote:

    Yes, chess would get more attention because she would be the first female chess champion. Also, it would make mroe women interested in chess.

    And if she was attractive, she'd get more attention than Danica Patrick....

    It would also cause women and men to shout at Nigel Short and say, "See! See! Women are just as good as men!" while he shakes his head in dismay thinking One is not a trend.

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #1169

    Gil-Gandel

    And he'd be right to. It would be a data point, but you'd still have to consider a larger sample - just as there are great women mathematicians, but the overwhelming majority of top-flight mathematicians are male.

    However, first produce your girl world champion. Polgar came closer than anyone else, but she never played for the world championship. (Of course, Short did...)

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #1170

    Doggy_Style

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #1171

    Gil-Gandel

    I stand corrected. Short played one-on-one with the title holder, whereas Polgar played in an all-play-all 8-person tournament, finishing last with one win in fourteen games.

    I'm so old that I remember when the FIDE World Championship was the one and only. Not any more. Kramnik sat that one out and beat the winner a year later. (Had Kramnik accepted his invitation in 2005, Polgar would not have been there.)

  • 11 days ago · Quote · #1172

    DaMaGor

    That's not a real world championship any more than the "FIDE World Championship" knockout tournaments that Khalifman, Kazimdzhanov, etc., won were.  This was, however, effectively a candidates' tournament, and Judit Polgar is still the only woman to play in one of those.

  • 11 days ago · Quote · #1173

    JamieDelarosa

    Botvinnik won his FIDE title in a quintuple round-robin tournament in 1948.

    There is considerable evidence that the competion was tainted by Soviet collusion.

  • 11 days ago · Quote · #1174

    Doggy_Style

    DaMaGor wrote:

    That's not a real world championship any more than the "FIDE World Championship" knockout tournaments that Khalifman, Kazimdzhanov, etc., won were.  This was, however, effectively a candidates' tournament, and Judit Polgar is still the only woman to play in one of those.

    That is your opinion, not one held by FIDE.


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