gender and chess

Schwarzritter1

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?

rich

We are all human kind.

Schwarzritter1

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

killerbob155

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

rich

What.

king_warrior

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

Qwertyuiop135

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.

Schwarzritter1

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.

king_warrior
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

Schwarzritter1

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.

king_warrior

no one knows that! Now,  leave usLaughing

Schwarzritter1

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

killerbob155

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.

Trant

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)

Trant
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)

Trant
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*

Schwarzritter1

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

kco
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

DanielleSurferGirl
king_warrior wrote:

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


that remark was soooooo stupid

Trant

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)