Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Perfect7, May 8, 2008.
Have your say. Do you think Chess is a sport or not? If so, why?
IMHO, I believe it to be a type of sport. This isn't a physical sport, but a mental one.
It takes training, dedication and skill to advance through the ranks as a professional player.
the dictionary.com definitions of sport
it would fall into some of the above definitions, particularly #3,17 and perhaps 18 and to some extent 23
Just to add, I found this interesting article : http://chess.about.com/od/news/i/aa07d28.htm
Errrr... I meant a real sport. Not just sporting around...
Interesting article starshine
i guess it depends on how you define sport, as i mentioned it fits into some of the definitions of sport but it could also be argued to simply be a game of skill and strategy
yeah, i woudnt say it was a "sport" as such, but hoppers idea would fit better. That its a game of skill and strategy. You wouldnt call Command and Conquer a sport really,, roughly the same sort of thing....... in a way
chess is a sport cause there are championships being held
I consider it more or less a board game than a sport, but it is competitive, but that doesn't make it a sport in my book.
I don't think it is a sport, otherwise all board games, including games like Monopoly and stuff like that would be declared a sport too.
i think its a mental sport
thats one of the most blind statements EVER. lol
theres a gaming championship for most online FPS games.... you gonna tell me Counter Strike is a "sport" ? :\ hahahahaa
Yes. Why not? Professional gamers make money and have to train, just like a football player would.
A sport doesn't have to involve lots of running. How about you say why gaming isn't a sport?
because the general definition of "sport" is...
a. Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.
b. A particular form of this activity.
2. An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively."
Lets see... oooooooo counter strike, physical exertion of the fingers.... :\ no thank you. ill leaving the online gaming whether competativly or not to just that "gaming" i play in online gaming leagues, i have done for years, but at no point will i ever class sitting at a pc, playing a game (for any reason) as a sport.
Although it doesn't involve physical exertion, it requires mental exertion (if you're good at least). I wouldn't be able to call it a sport like football, but it could be in its own genre of sport.
IMO, its not a sport. Its an activity that requires logic, critical thinking, and being able to predict your opponent.
I wouldn't consider chess to be a sport. There is no activity involved. It is a strategy game, no doubt.
From the same list you took those from, you conveniently skipped over this:
In my opinion it is not a sport but a game that involves thinking and strategy. I define a sport as 'a game/activity that involves physical activity', whereas I define a game as 'an activity that passes time'.
For me chess is not a sport... i classify it as a Mind Game...
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