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The decline of chess in the UK

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:36 am
by Sean Evans

Re: The decline of chess in the UK

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:13 pm
by dj
The site claims that England does not rank in the top 30. Rubbish. It is in 12th place on the FIDE country rankings.

https://ratings.fide.com/topfed.phtml

Those rankings are the average of the top 10 players. England does even better if you consider only the top 5 players, because only 5 countries have 5 players with a rating above 2660, and England is one of them.

Re: The decline of chess in the UK

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:33 pm
by Sean Evans
+1

Was the person in the audio referring specifically to the FIDE list or a ratio of chess players based on population of country?