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Sports > Chess > GrandMasters per million: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Iceland 29.63 2006
2 Andorra 12.21 2006
3 Armenia 5.66 2006
4 Israel 4.68 2006
5 Slovenia 4.48 2006
6 Georgia 4.32 2006
7 Croatia 4.05 2006
8 Latvia 3.93 2006
9 Hungary 3.57 2006
10 Bulgaria 2.99 2006
11 Estonia 2.98 2006
NATO countries average (profile) 2.62 2006
Cold countries average (profile) 2.45 2006
Europe average (profile) 2.31 2006
Eastern Europe average (profile) 2.17 2006
12 Luxembourg 2.12 2006
High income OECD countries average (profile) 2.08 2006
13 Czech Republic 1.85 2006
14 Lithuania 1.77 2006
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1.77 2006
15 Norway 1.72 2006
16 Denmark 1.66 2006
17 Sweden 1.65 2006
18 Azerbaijan 1.65 2006
European Union average (profile) 1.47 2006
19 Slovakia 1.3 2006
20 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.29 2006
Eurozone average (profile) 1.17 2006
21 Netherlands 1.16 2006
22 Ukraine 1.13 2006
23 Moldova 1.12 2006
24 Russia 1.09 2006
25 Cuba 1.06 2006
26 Qatar 1.03 2006
27 Finland 0.949 2006
28 Switzerland 0.935 2006
29 Greece 0.897 2006
30 Belarus 0.833 2006
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.81 2006
31 Mongolia 0.781 2006
32 Germany 0.741 2006
33 Kazakhstan 0.719 2006
34 Romania 0.649 2006
35 Turkmenistan 0.625 2006
36 Austria 0.605 2006
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.596 2006
37 Spain 0.544 2006
38 Poland 0.524 2006
39 France 0.456 2006
40 Singapore 0.454 2006
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 0.387 2006
41 Uzbekistan 0.34 2006
42 Argentina 0.333 2006
43 Albania 0.315 2006
44 Uruguay 0.3 2006
45 Belgium 0.284 2006
46 Portugal 0.283 2006
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.278 2006
47 Ireland 0.235 2006
48 Costa Rica 0.228 2006
49 United Arab Emirates 0.205 2006
50 United States 0.201 2006
51 Tunisia 0.197 2006
52 Kyrgyzstan 0.192 2006
South and Central Asia average (profile) 0.186 2006
53 Canada 0.184 2006
54 Chile 0.182 2006
55 Paraguay 0.166 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.148 2006
56 Tajikistan 0.144 2006
OPEC countries average (profile) 0.141 2006
57 Australia 0.0966 2006
58 Italy 0.0848 2006
59 Peru 0.0714 2006
60 Ecuador 0.0713 2006
61 Colombia 0.0684 2006
62 Vietnam 0.048 2006
63 Morocco 0.0329 2006
64 Brazil 0.0319 2006
65 Indonesia 0.0307 2006
66 Turkey 0.0291 2006
67 Iran 0.0282 2006
68 Mexico 0.0268 2006
69 Bangladesh 0.0207 2006
70 Burma 0.0198 2006
71 China 0.0145 2006
72 Egypt 0.0137 2006
73 India 0.00962 2006
South Asia average (profile) 0.00758 2006
=74 Ethiopia 0.0 2006
=74 Monaco 0.0 2006
=74 Afghanistan 0.0 2006
=74 Bahrain 0.0 2006
=74 Libya 0.0 2006
=74 Liechtenstein 0.0 2006
=74 Mauritius 0.0 2006
=74 Malaysia 0.0 2006
=74 Barbados 0.0 2006
=74 Panama 0.0 2006
=74 El Salvador 0.0 2006
=74 Rwanda 0.0 2006
=74 Thailand 0.0 2006
=74 Hong Kong 0.0 2006
=74 Lebanon 0.0 2006
=74 Fiji 0.0 2006
=74 Sudan 0.0 2006
=74 Nepal 0.0 2006
=74 Suriname 0.0 2006
=74 Venezuela 0.0 2006
=74 Papua New Guinea 0.0 2006
=74 Zimbabwe 0.0 2006
=74 Jordan 0.0 2006
=74 Trinidad and Tobago 0.0 2006
=74 Syria 0.0 2006
=74 Botswana 0.0 2006
=74 Aruba 0.0 2006
=74 Bolivia 0.0 2006
=74 Guatemala 0.0 2006
=74 Pakistan 0.0 2006
=74 New Zealand 0.0 2006
=74 Yemen 0.0 2006
=74 Jamaica 0.0 2006
=74 Macau 0.0 2006
=74 Kenya 0.0 2006
=74 San Marino 0.0 2006
=74 Cyprus 0.0 2006
=74 Bermuda 0.0 2006
=74 Angola 0.0 2006
=74 South Africa 0.0 2006
=74 Uganda 0.0 2006
=74 Japan 0.0 2006
=74 Brunei 0.0 2006
=74 Algeria 0.0 2006
=74 Puerto Rico 0.0 2006
=74 Iraq 0.0 2006
=74 Seychelles 0.0 2006
=74 Nicaragua 0.0 2006
=74 Malta 0.0 2006
=74 Kuwait 0.0 2006
=74 Zambia 0.0 2006
=74 Honduras 0.0 2006
=74 Sri Lanka 0.0 2006
=74 Namibia 0.0 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Sports > Chess > GrandMasters per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Sports/Chess/GrandMasters-per-million

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Interesting observations about Sports > Chess > GrandMasters per million

  • Iceland ranked first for chess > grandMasters per million amongst Europe in 2006.
  • Slovenia ranked first for chess > grandMasters per million amongst European Union in 2006.
  • Israel ranked second for chess > grandMasters per million amongst High income OECD countries in 2006.
  • Latvia ranked first for chess > grandMasters per million amongst Emerging markets in 2006.
  • Azerbaijan ranked first for chess > grandMasters per million amongst Muslim countries in 2006.
  • Andorra ranked first for chess > grandMasters per million amongst Catholic countries in 2006.
  • Czech Republic ranked first for chess > grandMasters per million amongst Non-religious countries in 2006.
  • Cuba ranked first for chess > grandMasters per million amongst Hot countries in 2006.
  • Armenia ranked first for chess > grandMasters per million amongst Former Soviet republics in 2006.
  • Japan ranked last for chess > grandMasters per million amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2006.
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