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Percentage of women on lichess.

Does anyone know what's the percentage of women playing on lichess?


Just curious.

No, i dont know. I'd say of 30.000 players about 100 (a few WMF & WIM). Makes 0.3 percent :D

probably 99% of lichess users are anonymous so it's impossible to give a sensible percentage. My guess would be under 1%. Which imo is a bit sad. We as a community should do everything in our power to make sure that both women and men feel welcome.

2lisitch. Who is charging you money for lichess? )))))

@pawngrinder "why is the gender identity so important for you?" It isn't 'so important'.
Just curious about what the percentage of women playing chess compared to men is, and I use Lichess as a sample.

"Why so many visitors, dramatically low rated players, are much more interested about politics, music and dating instead of playing the game?" lol

" Don't you know there are plenty of dating sites available online? Why Lichess?
Thank you!" even more lol

@pawngrinder To be fair he did say he was just curious, while it could be possible he was looking to use lichess as tinder 2.0 chess edition, it wasn't really implied. I'm sure that there are people who set out to use lichess for those purposes, in fact, I've encountered a handful but that's very rare.

As for the actual question at hand, I've only encountered a handful of women on here that I know are women, but really it could be a far greater number since I don't normally make conversation with people here and if I do I don't open it up by asking them their gender lol.

@daniel921126, just to avoid any misunderstanding: Lichess is a website specialized in chess. If you are interested about some statistic analysis about gender percentage, well, all data you need it's already available on FIDE website. Good look!
Once again, why Lichess?

@pawngrinder oh wait, is this a serious attack? I thought it was trolling. So let me answer you point by point:

" Why so many visitors, dramatically low rated players, are much more interested about politics, music and dating instead of playing the game? " You being a dramatically low rated player yourself can answer that question, as for me I was interested in the percentage of women that play chess compared to men, as said before. Also my main interest in this site has been and is playing chess, having spent more than 1300 hours playing chess in here.

"Don't you know there are plenty of dating sites available online?" What's this stupid question lol hahaha

"just to avoid any misunderstanding: Lichess is a website specialized in chess." True (lol), there is no misunderstanding (perhaps you are a little bit misguided), and as a website specialized in chess I thought they might have stats on the population that plays *chess¨* in here.

"If you are interested about some statistic analysis about gender percentage, well, all data you need it's already available on FIDE website. Good look!" Thank you :)

"Once again, why Lichess?" As answered several times before, because I am 'Just curious about what the percentage of women playing chess compared to men is, and I use Lichess as a sample.' I had no idea FIDE tracked those stats, and being here everyday I thought 'hey, lichess might track those stats' so I asked here.

In correspondence games most people are quite responsive to chat, in my 50 games ive met one girl so far, ive won all 3 games pretty convincingly against her and probably bombarded her too much with improving tips, she hasnt logged in since then.

Reconnecting