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Country vs country: Israel and United States compared: Sports > Chess stats

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Definitions

  • GrandMasters: Number of GrandMaster chess champions, by country. A GrandMaster is the highest level of recognition in chess.
  • GrandMasters per million: Number of GrandMaster chess champions, by country. A GrandMaster is the highest level of recognition in chess. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • International Masters: Number of International Masters in chess, by country. International Master is the second highest recognition in chess.
  • International Masters per million: Number of International Masters in chess, by country. International Master is the second highest recognition in chess. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • World Chess Rankings: Country rank by average rating of top 10 players
STAT Israel United States
GrandMasters 33
Ranked 7th.
60
Ranked 3rd. 82% more than Israel
GrandMasters per million 4.68
Ranked 4th. 23 times more than United States
0.201
Ranked 50th.
International Masters 41
Ranked 17th.
99
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than Israel
International Masters per million 5.81
Ranked 12th. 18 times more than United States
0.332
Ranked 66th.
World Chess Rankings 2,611
Ranked 8th.
2,625
Ranked 3rd. 1% more than Israel

SOURCES: World Chess Federation, 2006; World Chess Federation, 2006. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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