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Former Soviet republics: Sports > Chess stats

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 FORMER SOVIET TOTAL FORMER SOVIET AVERAGE DATES
GrandMasters 315
35% of surveyed countries
21
3 times more than average
2006
GrandMasters per million 1.77
96% more than average
2006
International Masters 774
31% of surveyed countries
51.6
3 times more than average
2006
International Masters per million 3.36
82% more than average
2006
World Chess Rankings 2,520
7% more than average
2006

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