Chess has inspired me in many aspects of my life, I see it more than just a game, it's war between your opponent on the board. There are many "games" of chess, but real chess is when you are in person sitting right infront of your opponent. and straight silence fills the room. It can be exhilerating or intimidating, but the outcome is ; whatever happens happens. Yes chess is an art.
"Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe" - Indian proverb