GM-s per capita worldwide, 1. Iceland !

  • #21

    Scotland has a flag and a parliament and is a constituent nation of the united kingdom and wales has a flag and a national anthem and its own language and is also a constituent nation of the united kingdom. They play soccer and rugby as different nations as well as play chess in the Olympiad as different nations. Saying Scotland and wales aren't nations is kind a like saying hungary isn't a nation because it is under the soviet bloc

  • #22

    Icelandic people must have very carefree lives to devote so much time to chess

  • #23
    A very high standard of living and long winters makes for a good chess environment.
    Heck, a good proportion of Icelanders personally know a GM.
  • #24

    Scotland indeed has a high number of GMs per capita. Roughly 1 ppm, which would have put it on the list around 30th place. As much as I admire Scotland, with regret I have to put forward that Scotland is not an independent country.

    Here is why:

    http://geography.about.com/od/politicalgeography/a/scotlandnot.htm

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