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'Population growth' – some interesting facts about chess

'Population growth' – some interesting facts about chess
Before you read this article try to guess: which countries in the world have the largest number of international chess players, i.e. people with a FIDE rating? Which countries are growing fastest? Which have the most GMs, which the strongest? How many GMs, IMs, FMs are there world-wide? Here are some very illuminating statistics collected by Boris Schipkov for Chess Siberia.

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Posted: Sun 12 Feb 2012

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