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Ok, I don't want to start a heated debate or anything, but I'm just curious... it's obvious why we have male and female rankings in sports, be it Golf, Baseball, or even Pool... but why Chess? Seems like a completely mental "hobby" or "sport" and yet why are rankings not single gender?
Perhaps in other sports, if you rank together, there was a wide gap between male and female players, but not so much gap between male and female in chess.
The female are mentally equally challenging in the present environment. Will they able to replicate in physically challenging sports. I'm not referring to one or two individual, but as whole community. Only time will tell
Ratings are mixed in that anyone male or female can achieve open titles. There are just seperate titles in addition to that exclusively for women. The reasoning behind this, as far as I can tell, is to account for the fact that far fewer women play and to give those that do a better chance to have some title and to encourage more women to play.
One would think that with the science on the male vs. female brain.. things like patience, analytical skill, and ego would all be in favor of women being the better players... player population numbers not withstanding, it seems that the "best" women should be as good as the best men, or better. Anyway, thanks.
White to move, mate in two. I CAN'T SOLVE IT!!!!! HELP!!!!
by 64spreader 5 minutes ago
Your games shallowly and pessimistically analyzed by some guy.
by MarcoBR444 5 minutes ago
Anyone have a link to Cheater_1 vs. Light Force Game?
by the6milliondollarcat 8 minutes ago
Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation
by jengaias 21 minutes ago
People who DO NOT RESIGN in a lost position.
by 64spreader 26 minutes ago
blitz is making me worse!
by mocl125 27 minutes ago
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Jude Acers' Chessmate
by Darth_Algar 40 minutes ago
What would be the ratings of these players?
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