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Post #1 Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:40 am 
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The International Go Federation (IGF) had asked their members, the national Go associations for some numbers:

Go Population Survey, 2016 February (PDF, 4.4 MB)

(via Dorina Costea resp. Sighris Zargon on FB)

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Post #2 Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:04 pm 
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Most interesting fact I got from it: The only two countries with an exclusively largest demographic group of children aged 5 - 15 years old are China and Holland Hungary (edit: thanks gamesorry).

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Post #3 Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:36 pm 
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Solomon wrote:
Most interesting fact I got from it: The only two countries with an exclusively largest demographic group of children aged 5 - 15 years old are China and Holland.


Do you mean Hungary instead of Holland? :twisted:

It's a nice report, but I don't think the US/Canada only has 1000/500 players ever played in tournaments given the huge number of asian immigrants. In fact, http://www.usgo.org/all-players-rating alone already lists more than 23k players.

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Post #4 Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:45 pm 
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It seems the report is flawed … for example, apparently no numbers about Germany were used (—> discussion in German DGoB forum).

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Post #5 Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:43 am 
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I wouldn't place much trust in the numbers, I believe the IGF just asked its members to estimate player populations in their countries, rather than any kind of vaguely statistically rigorous survey.

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Post #6 Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:08 am 
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Yet the number is still more believable than 600 million chess players by FIDE.

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Post #7 Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:45 am 
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Maybe the FIDE figure includes all the chess playing aliens Ilyumzhinov meet on his UFO trip.

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