Is chess a gendered sport?

No, chess is not considered a gendered sport because it does not have any biological or physical requirements that favor one gender over another. In chess, both men and women can compete on an equal playing field. For example, the world's top chess players include women such as Judit Polgár and Hou Yifan who have competed against and defeated male opponents. Similarly, women have excelled in all levels of chess competitions, from local to international events. There are also specific women's chess tournaments to encourage female participation, but these are not meant to suggest that men are superior. Chess is a sport that values strategy, skill, and intelligence rather than physical strength or agility, making it accessible and fair for both genders.