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Do you consider chess a sport?

Yes35%35% - 27
No64%64% - 50
Total: 77
usmarine
Banned
+2,785|5513

at one time it did...like when that whacko from the US beat the commies
DrunkFace
Germans did 911
+427|5433|Disaster Free Zone
Errr games can be sports, doesn't mean they all are. Or that all sports are games.

Poker is a game, it is not a sport.
Running is a sport, it is not a game.
Football is a sport and a game.

Motor racing involves physical activity so is a sport.
Macbeth
Banned
+2,443|4337

usmarine wrote:

at one time it did...like when that whacko from the US beat the commies
His name was Bobby Fischer. It was pretty fucked up what the government did to him after that.
SamBo:D
Banned
+236|4249|England
what? putting your foot down and turning a wheel counts as physical activity?

sports do not have to be physical
Superior Mind
(not macbeth)
+1,754|5444
The game of kings and generals. A sport of the mind. Like hold 'em.
DefCon-17
Maple Syrup Faggot
+362|4908|Vancouver | Canada

SamBo:D wrote:

what? putting your foot down and turning a wheel counts as physical activity?

sports do not have to be physical
Yeah, I'm sure racers just kind of sit slumped in their cars, not doing anything but turning the wheel slightly and keeping their foot down.
SamBo:D
Banned
+236|4249|England
shut up, if you think driving counts as a physical exertion exercise then so is fuckin playing chess

Last edited by SamBo:D (2009-06-21 17:33:44)

DefCon-17
Maple Syrup Faggot
+362|4908|Vancouver | Canada
no u

Driving does not require any exertion.

Racing does.
SamBo:D
Banned
+236|4249|England
such as?
usmarine
Banned
+2,785|5513

SamBo:D wrote:

shut up, if you think driving counts as a physical exertion exercise then so is fuckin playing chess
DefCon-17
Maple Syrup Faggot
+362|4908|Vancouver | Canada
Whatever the opposite of slouching in your seat is.

I'm no race car driver, but I don't think they race with all their muscles completely inert and relaxed.
Stingray24
Proud member of the vast right-wing conspiracy
+1,060|5197|The Land of Scott Walker
Nah, chess is a game, not a sport.  Sports require physical exertion.  Guess it depends on the size of the pieces, though.  If there are life-sized that could be a sport.
Superior Mind
(not macbeth)
+1,754|5444
Anyway, I say yes. So long as a game requires exertion of the mind or body it is a sport. This defines the difference between monopoly and chess.

Last edited by Superior Mind (2009-06-21 17:42:25)

SamBo:D
Banned
+236|4249|England
Neither do chess players
Superior Mind
(not macbeth)
+1,754|5444

DefCon-17 wrote:

Whatever the opposite of slouching in your seat is.

I'm no race car driver, but I don't think they race with all their muscles completely inert and relaxed.
Clearly he has no experience doing 90 in a 65 with his windows rolled down screamin' "ah!".
DefCon-17
Maple Syrup Faggot
+362|4908|Vancouver | Canada

Superior Mind wrote:

DefCon-17 wrote:

Whatever the opposite of slouching in your seat is.

I'm no race car driver, but I don't think they race with all their muscles completely inert and relaxed.
Clearly he has no experience doing 90 in a 65 with his windows rolled down screamin' "ah!".


Sounds fun.
Kmar
Truth is my Bitch
+5,695|5352|132 and Bush

I was in the chess club in high school... yes I was..lol.
Xbone Stormsurgezz
S.Lythberg
Mastermind
+429|5198|Chicago, IL
I love chess, but no, it is not a competition of physical skill, and not a sport
Kmar
Truth is my Bitch
+5,695|5352|132 and Bush

S.Lythberg wrote:

I love chess, but no, it is not a competition of physical skill, and not a sport
I wouldn't call it athletic. But it is certainly played for sport.
Xbone Stormsurgezz
S3v3N
lolwut?
+685|5270|Montucky
If you think about it.... doesn't all sports have some sort of risk for injury..

Hockey? getting beaten to death by a pissed of Canadian with a stick
Football?  Being tackled by a coke machine with arms and legs
Basketball? twising your ankle.
Tennis? Twisting yor ankle.
Ping Pong? Straining your wrist.
MotoX? Severe Head Injury from a long fall.
Soccer? getting kicked in the tenders

Chess?.. getting a rook throw at you, I don't think that counts.
1927
The oldest chav in the world
+2,423|5425|Cardiff, Capital of Wales
Yes, I do.  You have to out wit your oppenent and may sweat during it.  You can train to get better at it.
Rod Foxx
Warblgarbl
+78|4735|Perth, Australia
Mos' def. I was undefeated in my chess team for the one season i played.

But then again i play lawn bowls as well and have to convince people that's a sport and not an "activity".
1927
The oldest chav in the world
+2,423|5425|Cardiff, Capital of Wales

Rod Foxx wrote:

But then again i play lawn bowls as well and have to convince people that's a sport and not an "activity".
Ahhhh ummmm Ooopppps.
Ty
Mass Media Casualty
+2,398|5526|Noizyland

SamBo:D wrote:

what? putting your foot down and turning a wheel counts as physical activity?

sports do not have to be physical
I disagree. Motor racing counts as a sport because it's not just pushing pedals down and turning a wheel. In Rally driving look at the drivers and the navigators, they look like their physically fighting their cars. It requires utmost concentration and requires the driver and navigator being like coiled springs in order to keep their reaction times fast enough to not crash. That kind of driving is physically exhausting.

In lastability kind of races like the Indy 500 I can see what you mean, you see the drivers emerge after that and they're not exactly puffing and panting. They're mentally exhausted but I imagine that would be a similar feeling after a Chess tournament too.

There's certainly a grey area. However no matter what you call motor racing, either a race, a sport or perhaps even a game, Chess still fits in as a game. Not a sport. Not a race. A game.
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SamBo:D
Banned
+236|4249|England
Still, sports don't have to be physically demanding.

A game that is played competitively and abides by a set set of rules and is often played in tournaments or leagues.

Chess fits the description and is unfortunately considered a sport.

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