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Lifted from a Health Book, circa the (early) 1970's?
"Chess is a sport that requires little or no body contact."
sport (spôrt, sprt)
Not physically demanding?
Chess drains dark energy
The "I-can't-stop-drinking-and-smoking-and-taking-pills disorder. I know it well
I'd like to bring the argument of shooting events in Olympic events:
Whatever the Olynpic committee deemed as a physical activity in rifle shooting, I would like to use them as arguments for making chess into a valid sport for the Summer and/or Winter Olympics.
i eat pieces of sport like you for breakfast.
There is the chess olympiad but chess is not in the olympics.
Chess is a sport because...
Because Garry Kasparov said so!
Chess is sport because there is a move.
Chess is a sport because a few million people say it is.
Same goes for football, it's a sport because millions of people say so.And "tag" isn't a sport because they do not have a million of people claiming it is.
WORLD CHESS TOURNAMENTS
Kasparov believed it was a neccesity to be phyiscally fit to be a top level player, which is why he worked out quite often. Being physically fit definitely helps being a strong chess player as well as mental capacity.
Solid point, but wasnt Tal like a drinker and smoker? I hardly believe he was fit.
Which made it all the more physically demanding.
i move my arms and fingers when i play chess. therefore, chess must be a type of dance.
Chess is recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee. It's actually how the infamous anti-doping rules came to apply to chess. A few of the national sport ministries told the national federations for all the particular sports that they would give them money if they instituted drug testing, so the chess federations signed up, even though doping is not a problem in chess--it's basically free money at a small inconvenience to some of the players.
That said, having played in chess tournaments and in tournaments of the more traditional sports, I think it's completely different--coming back from a chess tournament, my brain feels crushed; coming back from a sports tournament, my body feels crushed. I guess the thing they have in common is they both have the power, when I lose, to make my soul feel crushed.
I'm still not convinced either way
I just found a huge hole in the universe.
A certain segment of the entertainment industry has completely ignored chess...