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Are chess players athletes? 💨

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autumncurtis

Or generally esports players? ♟️ at a professional level*

Amansinha888

Yes kinda right. For example Magnus carlsen. 

He like football, badminton etc. But he is playing chess too.

Chedi010484

Yes

Ziryab

 Chess is a sport, but in no way are chess players athletes unless they also play badminton or rugby or …

jay_1944

Ooh this one should get lots of debate going haha. 

I've always been on the "chess is not a sport" side.  According to Oxford dictionary an athlete is;

"A person who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise."

So, I would say no, they are not an athlete because they compete at top level chess.  The average top level GM is probably athletic, but it's not chess that makes them so. 

InsertInterestingNameHere

“a person who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise.”

PHYSICAL EXERCISE

autumncurtis

You could argue that the brain power they use and the pacing they do is physical! They burn so many calories!

MisterWindUpBird

brain hurt!!!

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BISHOP_e3

Are chess players athletes? 💨

Yes, and their fans are athletic supporters 


autumncurtis

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jay_1944
autumncurtis wrote:

You could argue that the brain power they use and the pacing they do is physical! They burn so many calories!

You couuuuld... But sitting using your brain is obviously not what is ment by physical exercise.  happy.png 

If a doctor told you, you needed physical exercise or you might die, would you sit and play chess as a form of physical exercise?  Certainly not!

Yurinclez2

If Carlsen plays badminton then he is an athlete for playing badminton not chess

Ziryab
Yurinclez2 wrote:

If Carlsen plays badminton then he is an athlete for playing badminton not chess

He plays soccer and basketball.

lionemc

we all have bad habeets and layzenes each one takes it a difrent level but we all should do some streaching with or with out musick learen jkd just the worm ups and you can try this too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdNKqRvo9ec&list=RDFRx7jmmAuMQ&index=11

lionemc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRx7jmmAuMQ&ab_channel=Rezilienza           i was thinking thos can make a good tv seirs full minde and action  like chrels angels

InsertInterestingNameHere
autumncurtis wrote:

You could argue that the brain power they use and the pacing they do is physical! They burn so many calories!

Burning calories =/ Physical Exercise.

Optimissed
autumncurtis wrote:

Or generally esports players? ♟️ at a professional level*

If they also complete in running and jumping events then they're atheletes. If not then they aren't.

Optimissed

Physical exercise is physical exercise. Burning calories is not physical exercise. People burn calories if they're execessively worried or if their metabolism is out of control, just by sitting down.

InsertInterestingNameHere

Sitting down is considered physical exercise now? Crazy.

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