why white always gets an upper edge in the game?

kunduk
kunduk
Aug 3, 2009, 10:08 AM |
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as statistics say, in more than 50% of the total games, WHITE has been getting an upper edge (in terms of WHITE-wins). a lesser % is shared between BLACK-WINS & mere DRAWS. but why? is it that because of the 1st move is for white? or else?