Gender Inequality

What a game of chess can tell us about the gender gap

Amlandu Saha, 75, arranges chess before starting to play at an open air street chess club at Gariahat Boulevard in Kolkata November 11, 2013. According to the club's members, everyday dozens of people wait for hours for their turn to play a game of chess after finishing their day's work. With India having overtaken France as the nation with the most players rated by the World Chess Federation, the country that invented the predecessor of the strategic game is finally proving to be a hotbed of chess talent. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: SPORT CHESS SOCIETY) - RTX1597P

Expert chess is an extremely male-dominated game. Image: REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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