Is chess a sport? Ending the debate

darkunorthodox88
BigKingBud wrote:
nimzomalaysian wrote:

Computers cannot play sports - so chess is a game.

It's a good example, I think I used it a few times in here as an easy comparison.

 

The only was a computer can play a sport is if it had a 'physical' body, which would be a robot...  

you cant settle a controversy by adding a controversy as a premise.

BigKingBud

There is no controversy on whether a computer can 'participate in sports' without the computer having a 'physical' body...

 

A sport requires a physical bodily function, such as throwing a javelin, a football, or even a dart...

 


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darkunorthodox88
BigKingBud wrote:

There is no controversy on whether a computer can 'participate in sports' without the computer having a 'physical' body...

 

A sport requires a physical bodily function, such as throwing a javelin, a football, or even a dart...

 

this is a good moment to learn the difference between a necessary condition vs a sufficient condition. and even then, its not even clear a sport is either of the two in regards to physicality.

 

KingSullian
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Schachkopp50

Basically, chess is a game. But like all games, take some players, a few champions, managers, media, lots of spectators who pay for watching championships, then it is a sport.

BigKingBud
darkunorthodox88 wrote:

this is a good moment to learn the difference between a necessary condition vs a sufficient condition. and even then, its not even clear a sport is either of the two in regards to physicality

Chess doesn't meet the VERY basic requirements to be defined as a sport, it is simple(but the definition can be a little tricky), and this thread has proved time and again that there is really nowhere else to take it...

 

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Unless of course, you want to make up your own definitions, and trust me, we've dealt with plenty of these types in this thread...

BigKingBud
Schachkopp50 wrote:

Basically, chess is a game. But like all games, take some players, a few champions, managers, media, lots of spectators who pay for watching championships, then it is a sport.

Chess has "the competitive" side in DROVES, but a sport requires a 'physical skill' to hone.

 

Take typing, for example, it is a physical skill, but there is no real ''competitive side" of typing, it is a physical skill, and that is it...

 

Chess is a game that is mastered in the mind, not in the body...

arjunraje2010
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marvhin_1983

Yes chess is a sport.

JuergenWerner

Is Super Street Fighter II X - grand master challenge a sport?

Arankaaa

E-sports are sports too in that regard.

Personally I see chess as more of a game and I don't get this need for validation as a sport.

The rule requirements for long time intervals also make it less appealing from a pure enjoyment point of view.

JuergenWerner

The reason I said that fighting games such as games like the Street Fighter franchise is considered not just an esport,  but also a sport as opposed to chess being a sport is because you do need quick reaction time, reflexes, and move execution. You also need good understanding of how the "footwork" works in those games much like MMA fighters would need to know...

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Richard_Hunter

Chess is my favourite sport.

CoffeeAnd420

I see mention of "esport". If chess is an "esport", so is watching porn. Although, I guess I can start just making my own resume up as I see fit like a lot of you do and add "eathlete" to it.