Chess is a sport
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an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.
Chess is not a sport, but it is an extremely challenging intellectual game.
Board game- noun
a game, as checkers or chess, requiring the moving of pieces from one section of a board to another.
any game played on a board.
Definition of sport:
"an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment" 
Defintion of exertion:
"physical or mental effort" 
In chess, you are physically moving pieces, while also exercising mental exertion. Just like in many other sports, where you move your body and think of strategies on where to move on the field, or court, or anything else. Since chess involves physical exertion, it is therefore a sport. People also watch chess for entertainment.
Chess is just as much as a sport has basketball and baseball.
Now let's look at the game itself.
chess1 [ches] Show IPA
a game played by two persons, each with 16 pieces, on a chessboard.
a competitive activity involving skill, chance, or endurance on the part of two or more persons who play according to a set of rules, usually for their own amusement or for that of spectators.
As you can see, chess is a game, not a sport.
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