Questions tagged [women]

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Why do women need less ELO to obtain FIDE titles?

As well as FIDE norms, you need a certain ELO to obtain a certain title. Women need a lower ELO to obtain the same title as men: Grandmaster (GM) 2500+ International master (IM) 2400+ FIDE master (FM)...
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Did Maria Teresa Mora Iturralde beat Capablanca 2.5-0.5?

(Possibly better suited on the Skeptics SE, but the claim is completely related to chess) In 1922, she exceeded all expectations. Maria Theresa became the only woman to ever to have competed with men ...
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Unknown Women International Masters

I am interested in the history of chess and, looking at the old FIDE rankings, I am a little puzzled by the lack of information about some strong Women International Masters, with a FIDE rating above ...
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Do the top women players play professionally?

By top women players, I mean the players who regularly participate in top women-only invitationals, e.g. the ongoing Women's Grand Prix Lausanne. Some names would be Nana Dzagnidze, Mariya Muzychuk, ...
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Has a woman ever defeated a reigning undisputed World Chess Champion in classical chess?

I know that the great Judit Polgar defeated Kasparov, but he was no longer World Champion at that point. She defeated Anand, but he was not yet World Champion at that point. She defeated Kasimdzhanov, ...
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How can we make chess community welcoming to women/girls?

How to make chess community and environments more welcoming to women/girls? Chess is not a sport/game of choice for most women. The following two nice answers discuss why -- one, two. These are ...
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Candidates tournament [closed]

Why not allow the winner of the Women's world championship and the winner of the Junior world championship to join the candidates tournament? Their rating is lower than the top 10 players but I mean ...
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Does the winner of the women's Oceania Zonal qualify to play in a world championship match?

The brochure for the upcoming Oceania Zonal in Guam states: The winners of the 2019 Guam Zonal qualify and are entitled to advance to play in the World Cup and the World Chess Championship. I'm ...
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Online or Print Sources for Historical Games

What are the best online or print sources for historical games? I am generally looking for pre-1930s games NOT by world champions, and, in particular, looking for games by some of the prominent women ...
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Why does FIDE rate women in different category?

Has FIDE ever given reasons why it rates woman in different category and organises their tournaments seperately?
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What is the percentage of players who are women in the sections where both men and women can play in?

I am NOT asking for the percentage of chess players that are women. I am asking for the percentage of players who are women in the sections where both men and women can play in. That percentage is ...
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Chess challenge #7: Women's European Team Championship

In the recent Women's European Team Championship Anna Muzychuk won a quick game against Almira Skripchenko. [fen "r3qrk1/1b3ppp/ppp5/2nBp1N1/P3P3/7P/1PP1QPP1/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1"] Skripchenko has just ...
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What is the percent of players in the top X that are women for different values of X?

I have already found some numbers thanks to this website: http://www.ferimex.com/icc/frl.php?list=0&country=0&title=0&sex=0&year=0&old=0&cat=0&size=9&update=yes Top 50:...