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First, let's clear up a misunderstanding. Women and men are rated on the same scale, with the same formula. A woman with a FIDE rating of 2400 can be assumed to be equally matched with a man with the same 2400 rating. FIDE merely defines four titles that are only available for women. In general, woman can and do participate in tournaments against men. ...


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What I would suggest you do which will allow you to get these statistics for yourself is to go to the FIDE ratings advanced search page. There you can choose options like: rating 2400 - 3000 sex: both exclude inactive: tick and you will get the answer "2184" followed by a list of players and their details. Repeat this with "sex: female" and you will get ...


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(this is my opinion, this is a purely opinion-based that some would say should be closed but I prefer to just give my answer) It seems unfair and discriminatory to allow someone into the Candidates just because they are a woman or junior. The recent winners of both championships are also so far off the level of the Candidates that they just wouldn't belong ...


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I think the winning tactical combination is the following:


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This is not exactly the same thing, but on chess.com, they have allowed the women and the junior speed chess champion to be seeded into the open tournament. Well, the two women, who have played, Hou Yifan, and Elena Danielian have both been crushed by record scores, 27.-2.2 and 27-2 respectively. The other day, Wei Yi got destroyed by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ...


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In France, there are women only team championships but not all women chess players supports them. Here is the point of view of Mathilde Choisy (WFM, FIDE 2181), in French http://echecsetmixte.fr/?p=665 The main points are : If you want to make progress, don't think about women competitions, think bigger and aim for results in "general" competitions. A ...


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Like @Brian Towers, I suggest using FIDE data. However, I suggest you to download instead the full rating lists and analyse them using some kind of statistical software (like R). According to the FIDE rating list of September 2015 there are 128196 active players, 12320 of which are women, almost 10%. As you can see in the graph below, the proportion of ...


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It would seem not. According to this document from FIDE: Qualification for the 2019 Women’s Candidates Tournament 3.1. Players who qualify for the Women’s Candidates Tournament are determined according to the following criteria, in order of priority: Women’s World Championship KO 2018; Three (3) players who reach the semi-finals of the 2018 Women’...


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The website http://www.chessgames.com is usually good for historical games. In particular, it has many games from the players you mention.


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