Chess as a sport???

  • #221
    QueenSithHunter wrote:

    Exactly FireChessking, exactly. That is one aspect of chess and sports that I hope some of can actually agree with. Chessboxing. Part of the match includes actual boxing while the other includes calm chess playing. Sport equals the boxing, mental strength equals the chess playing :). Keep those comments coming.


    I have several groups on this site that i am Super Admin of and some i am an Admin. I was considering naming one of with the name Chess Boxing in it. The only thing that stopped be was i did not want have a brutal representation of a great idea! Now thinking about reconsidering thanks to you QueenSithHunter! Wink

  • #222
    QueenSithHunter wrote:

    Exactly FireChessking, exactly. That is one aspect of chess and sports that I hope some of can actually agree with. Chessboxing. Part of the match includes actual boxing while the other includes calm chess playing. Sport equals the boxing, mental strength equals the chess playing :). Keep those comments coming.

    There's no need to include chess to make boxing a sport. Preparing for an opponent includes not just the physical training, but the study of the person. Then, whilst getting your body thrashed, a boxer needs the wherewithal to adjust to the style he's fighting during the match.

  • #223
    QueenSithHunter wrote:

    It seems that this forum has gone off topic a bit so let us get back on track shall we :). I saw a comment about chessboxing on here. Now that one, I have mixed feelings for. It is considered a sport but also a game. Two people battle it out by throwing punches but then they sit down and they battle it out in their minds on the battlefield and then go back to the boxing match. What is your opinion chess.com? Play strong my friends, play strong!

    Seems like a bizarre combination sport to me. Boxing is arranged in weight divisions, Chess by level of insight (I'd say brains, but it's not quite and a bit more)

    So how do you organise the matchup? Is a Heavyweight/Peabrain fairly matched with a Flyweight/CM?

    And if you move pieces between rounds in the ring, 1 lucky punch could win an endgame of K +N vs K +Q +R

  • #224

    What about tag team chessboxing eh? You have to players. The brains and the brawns of the match. One side could be preparing mentally for the chess part of the bout off while the other side is preparing physically for the actual boxing match. Just a thought.

  • #225

    You guys talk about chess boxing, but what about chess baseball? Yeah buddy!

  • #226

    Ok now chess base ball would be cute. Back to the chess boxing. Now tell me, you know how you have people who are heavy weight boxers and light boxers, how would you decide who would play the chess part lol? If it was a tag team match up lol.

  • #227
    QueenSithHunter wrote:

    Ok now chess base ball would be cute. Back to the chess boxing. Now tell me, you know how you have people who are heavy weight boxers and light boxers, how would you decide who would play the chess part lol? If it was a tag team match up lol.

    Easy! Since the Queen and Rook are considered "Heavy" pieces, they are the heavyweights. Since the Knight and Bishop are "Light" (I mostly call them "minor," however) Those are the lightweights.

  • #228

    yes it is a sport you nimrod! not that you are a nimrod in a bad way though! megan11599 friend me! loves chess. wish there was bug house games on here too!

  • #229
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  • #230

    We can throw the King down the field for a TD and kick the Queen for the extra point.

    Shoot the Knight or Bishop outside the arc for  3 pts and a jump shot with the King for 2pts. And foul shots with pawn 1 each.

  • #231

    Chess is recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC);[3] since June 1999 FIDE has been the recognized International Sports Federation.[3][4][5][6]As a member of the IOC, FIDE adheres to its rules, including, controversially, a requirement for doping tests.[7][8][9][10] The prospects of chess becoming an Olympic sporting event at some future date remain unclear. The use of the name "Chess Olympiad" for FIDE's team championship is of historical origin and implies no connection with the Olympic Games.

    wiki entry

  • #232

    Nice!

  • #233

    I'm a bit surprised the recent chessbase article arguing about chess as a sport hasn't been mentioned here. 

    Here's a link to Vik Hansen's story:

    http://www.chessbase.com/Home/TabId/211/PostId/4009913/vik-hansen-is-chess-a-sport-260513.aspx

    But again, "sport" is defined culturally. While English speaking people have one definition of sport, that does not carry over exactly to other cultures. 

    In eastern European nations, chess is covered as a sport on TV and in newspapers. In the US, if chess gets mentioned, it's usually as a lifestyle or special interest story. It's rare that a chess player is considered as an athlete in the popular media. Kramnik was voted as one of the top athletes of 2000 by Time magazine, but that was an exception to the general trend.

  • #234

    In eastern European nations, chess is covered as a sport on TV and in newspapers. Which?

  • #235

    RT, for one.

  • #236

    All we is the steroids and we are a major sport.

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