I'm currently advanced in checkers and intermediate in chess. I was playing these great players (all guys) but so far, several draws but yes I'm planning to continue practice.
But damn, on this playing site there were only 2 girls (me including) while everyone else were guys.
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Chess is a game that plays to male strengths. There are, of course, always outliers- people who more than a couple of standard deviations away from the mean.
If we look at male IQs vs female IQs, they seem to have very similar means. However, the standard deviation is greater for men. What that means is, men are more spread out. There are more male idiots, but also more male geniuses. IQ tests test for the EXACT kind of skills that are involved in chess. It's not surprising that chess, being (at least at the higher levels) a sport that requires a high IQ, would attract more men to women.
I'm afraid this really can't be changed with anything except biological evolution. Which takes a long-ass time.3