gender and chess

  • #1

    I was reading the "Wives" post, which got me thinking. Is there data on the demographics of chess players? What percentages are men and women? Age? Do some countries have a higher percentage of players than others?

  • #2

    We are all human kind.

  • #3

    I could not agree more, but the "wives" forum made it sound like the support was overwhelmingly male, so I am just curious.

  • #4

    lucky for us,because femals can play chess!!! and they are real good,at less the one i knows.Embarassed

  • #5

    What.

  • #6

    Who!!! Females good at chess. Yeah, right...only if chess means cooking Cool

  • #7

    Both women and men are good at chess (Judith Polgar), but I think that there must be some general difference in skill, or else FIDE wouldn't have two seperate World Champion matches, one for males, other for females.

  • #8

    My original qusestion has nothing to do with relative ability of men and women to play chess, which I presume is about equal. I am just curious what percentage of players are male and female.

  • #9
    chess_kebabs wrote:
    king_warrior wrote:

    Who!!! Females good at chess. Yeah, right...only if chess means cooking


    Tell the Polgar sisters that to their face.... bet they would turn you into toast on the board!


     Maybe they are good, but they can never compeat to top male players. Of course they  could beat me easily, but I never trained chess. If I did,  they wouldn't have a chanse...Cool

  • #10

    I have opened Pandora's box here. I'm sure women are just as competent chess players as men and that any differences are due to lack of opportunity to play in some countries. I was just curiouws about the demographics of chess players.

  • #11

    no one knows that! Now,  leave usLaughing

  • #12

    It's my discussion post. You can leave . . .Laughing

  • #13

    Frown there should not be 2 catagories of chess players,women should have the right to play in any game or turnnament world wide. men are just scared to loose to a women.

  • #14

    Women and Men are equal, neither of them are better and neither is the boss of the other 

    (My wife told me to type that)

  • #15
    chess_kebabs wrote:
    Trant wrote:

    Women and Men are equal, neither of them are better and neither is the boss of the other 

    (My wife told me to type that)


    boom tish!


    Thank you, I'll be at the Comedy Store all next week.

    (sitting at the bar watching the acts)

  • #16
    chess_kebabs wrote:

    You might see me there, performing... I'll be the one covered in tomato pulp


    Ah, thank you!

    *mentally adds one more item to his shopping list*

  • #17

    chess_kebabs: "Humiliated by losing to a girl?" Was this guy in junior high school?? First of all, you are a woman, not a girl (I doubt he'd appreciate being called a "boy"), and second of all, gender has nothing to do with the ability to play chess! I was regretting ever posting this thread but you, trant, and killerbob have saved the day (even if killerbob just beat me twice!). Thanks

  • #18
    Schachgeek wrote:
    Trant wrote

    She controls the tv remote at your house too I'd imagine.


     Of course she does ! why do you think I am at the computer playing chess on chess.com ! Wink

  • #19
    king_warrior wrote:

    Who!!! Females good at chess. Yeah, right...only if chess means cooking


    that remark was soooooo stupid

  • #20

    I can confirm that my partner is a terrible cook. I'm not sure how good she is at chess though (to be honest, I'd be afraid to find out)

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