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Why are chess titles divided up based on gender?


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    PStarr

    It seems to me that a game based solely on mental capacity wouldn't be divided this way.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    batgirl

    Durn, I've never seen this before! 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    waffllemaster

    Perversely, it's to encourage a minority to participate.

    If women don't want to play, I'm not sure how this sort of thing is encouraging.  I suppose sexism is still entrenched enough the world over that many don't even notice, and it actually ends up working Tongue out

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    Violets_are_blue

    Because it's harder to study in the kitchen.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    helltank

    Violets_are_blue wrote:

    Because it's harder to study in the kitchen.


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    browni3141

    uhohspaghettio wrote

    Suppose it were somehow found that Asian people have more brain cells by far than Caucasian people, and are smarter on average by all measureable tests. So what? That doesn't make them "superior". It would just be a piece of information. A lot of people tend to have this philia for people who able to recite things, able to do complex calculations etc.


    Of course that makes them superior on average, but only with respect to those specific tests. When it comes to chess, I have no problem admitting that you are superior to me, because it's true.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    Conquistador

    Trolls trolling trolls trolling trolls trolling trollls...

    Ohboyherewego.jpg

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    corrijean

    Violets_are_blue wrote:

    Because it's harder to study in the kitchen.


    This has to be one of the most revolting people I've ever seen on the site. Nearly all his posts are sexist tripe.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    corrijean

    Conquistador wrote:

    Trolls trolling trolls trolling trolls trolling trollls...

    Ohboyherewego.jpg


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10

    SKiBATRAX

    because

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    jjeffrey

    Because nobody bought the book titled "How to beat your Mom at chess."

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12

    TheGrobe

    Who could have predicted an idiot like violets_are_blue would show up in a thread like this....
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13

    Rafchess

    PStarr wrote:

    It seems to me that a game based solely on mental capacity wouldn't be divided this way.


     Cool 100% agree!!! thnx!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #14

    DENVERHIGH

    Is there any sport that is not divided by sex?

    A man's division and a woman's division?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #15

    waffllemaster

    DENVERHIGH wrote:

    Is there any sport that is not divided by sex?

    A man's division and a woman's division?

     


    Chess isn't.  But I don't know if you consider chess a sport or not.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #16

    waffllemaster

    Obviously that's the idea...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #17

    Estragon

    If your sex involves chess titles, you are doing it wrong.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #18

    Kens_Mom

    One of my greatest disappointments in life is that, being a man, I can never obtain the WGM title.

    I cry myself to sleep every night.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #19

    Rafchess

    waffllemaster wrote:
    DENVERHIGH wrote:

    Is there any sport that is not divided by sex?

    A man's division and a woman's division?

     


    Chess isn't.  But I don't know if you consider chess a sport or not.


     CoolCool chess is not a sport!! its a game.


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