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Country vs country: Japan 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 Japan United States
GrandMasters 0.0
Ranked 88th.
60
Ranked 3rd.
GrandMasters per million 0.0
Ranked 86th.
0.201
Ranked 50th.
International Masters 1
Ranked 91st.
99
Ranked 5th. 99 times more than Japan
International Masters per million 0.00783
Ranked 94th.
0.332
Ranked 66th. 42 times more than Japan
World Chess Rankings 2,261
Ranked 86th.
2,625
Ranked 3rd. 16% more than Japan

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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