Why is Chess considered a sport?

  • #1

    This has always boggled me.

  • #2

    This place boggles me:

  • #3
    trysts wrote:

    This place boggles me:

     

    Good one; that boggles everybody!

  • #4
    stevesportz4 wrote:
    trysts wrote:

    This place boggles me:

     

    Good one; that boggles everybody!

    It seems like a Hollywood set. Part Vatican City. Part Rembrandt. All fake.

  • #5

    Well, the fake part sure is accurate.

  • #6

    Come on, let's stay on topic folks, this is an important question that needs to be answered.

  • #7

    Okay...How can it be a sport when the real violence is in your imagination?

  • #8

    Pretty sure boggle is intransitive.

  • #9

    It may be intransitive, but is it also a sport?

  • #10

    because of the rigorous amount of time your brain has to work.
    in higher level chess, after 3 games, people are getting very exhausting.

    also, chess boxing is more of a sport than just regular chess.

  • #11

    Here is dictionary.com's definition. Chess qualifies as definitions 1 and 3.

     

     

     

     

    sport

      [spawrt, spohrt]  Show IPA
    noun
    1.
    an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess andoften of a competitive natureas racing, baseball, tennis,golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.
    2.
    a particular form of this, especially in the out of doors.
    3.
    diversion; recreation; pleasant pastime.
    4.
    jest; fun; mirth; pleasantry: What he said in sport was takenseriously.
    5.
    mockery; ridicule; derision: They made sport of him. 
     
     
     
     
  • #12

    I have a strange feeling definition #5 will be used often.

  • #13

    Only by the unworthy or uncapable to understand the beauty of the game.

  • #14

    Well, there are plenty making great sport out of this question kkksheehawhaahahahahahheeee! Sealed

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