Originally Posted by HarryBergeron
Chess is racist. Why else would there be so few good black/south asian/mestizo players?
Well for one that isnt even true, but secondly there are very few Germans and Brits at the very top level as well. Russia is historically the world chess power, as well as small former soviet countries like Latvia, Armenia, Azerbaijan.
Today India is producing a ton of child prodigies, on the heels of Vishy Anandís reign as World Champ over the last 5-15 years.
Itís really all about where the sport is popular that produces the greatest number of strong players.