Why Is There A Gender Gap In Chess?

With the success of the The Queen’s Gambit – the game of chess has recently found its way into popular culture. But despite its position as an open and inclusive game, chess shows vast gender gaps in female participation and performance. So why is this the case when ranking is based solely on winning and losing games? Dr David Smerdon is an Assistant Professor at the University of Queensland’s School of Economics – He’s been researching gender gaps in chess and he joined the Thursday Daily’s Stef Posthuma to us tell us more.

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