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Mindful Chess Challenge: Should Chess Competitions Be Divided Into Boys and Girls?

Traditionally, both junior and adult chess competitions have been divided up into female and male categories. When these categories are mixed, there is typically a prize awarded for the highest-performing female in each group. Modern neuroscience continues to diminish the supposed differences between male and female brains, so why are tournaments too often divided by gender rather than ability?

We Asked You For Your Say

Last year, we took a poll and 80% of you agreed that there is no reason to have separate chess tournaments for boys and girls.