Originally posted by crnac
I asked this because I think that in chess there should not be difference- it is a game of brain, no muscle...
And i think you're right too.
I don't know this for sure but I think that we have more men playing in a higher level than women. And if we are count how many men and women there are in the top 50, 100, 1000, I'm guessing we'll have more men than women. I don't see that as indicating that men are better at chess, but at an indication that we have more men at higher level chess.
And that goes for other intelectual activities too. It's just a question of tradition than anything else.