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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 27 Jul '06 18:48
    I wonder which country is most represented on rph?

  2. 27 Jul '06 19:16
    Originally posted by Patrick97
    I wonder which country is most represented on rph?

    Do you mean by flag or by where a player lives? Many players reside in one country but display the flag of another - a country which they identify with more.

    Mathematically I would expect USA to top the numbers because it has the biggest internet-using population (I think).
  3. 27 Jul '06 19:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Mixo
    Mathematically I would expect USA to top the numbers because it has the biggest internet-using population (I think).
    They nevertheless seem to be under-represented on playchess.com
  4. 27 Jul '06 20:51
    Originally posted by Mixo
    Mathematically I would expect USA to top the numbers because it has the biggest internet-using population (I think).
    I think so too.

    But counted as members as compared with their number of inhabitants, I think United Kingdom are most active.

    But then we have to discard Antarctica. They have more players there than inhabitants. (If you're not counting the ones dressed in black tuxedos and have eggs between their feet.)
  5. 27 Jul '06 22:47
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    [b]I think so too.

    But counted as members as compared with their number of inhabitants, I think United Kingdom are most active.
    I wish they applied this logic at the Olympic Games! UK has similar size and population to California. How would we compare in the medals table then?
  6. 27 Jul '06 23:03 / 1 edit
    Rubbish, the population of the UK is almost double that of California. Though the total weight of the inhabitants is probably about the same.
  7. 28 Jul '06 16:45
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    [b]Rubbish, the population of the UK is almost double that of California. b]
    Is that the actual populationof California or the official population? I was surprised at never seeing hispanic people in episodes of Buffy or Angel. Is someone pretending migrant workers don't exist?
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    29 Jul '06 12:14
    Originally posted by Mixo
    I wish they applied this logic at the Olympic Games! UK has similar size and population to California. How would we compare in the medals table then?
    You can get a list of olympic medals compared to country size (australia would be far better than the UK. Actually I think our total population is about 25% of the USA so we are a crowded country).

    I think Lichtenstein (or however it is spelt) has the best olympic record compared to its size. They have won 9 medals with a population just over 30000