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debatedeity111
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jamonster
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Chess should not be an Olympic sport

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/10/2014 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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debatedeity111

Pro

I do not believe chess to be a worthy Olympic sport. I will post my reasons in the debate. I will withhold my bias against chess as I was never any good at it. I thank whoever debates me on this topic.
jamonster

Con

You're welcome.
Debate Round No. 1
debatedeity111

Pro

First of all, let me thank my opponent again for accepting this debate topic and the position. The first reason why chess should not be considered an Olympic sport is it is purely mental. I am saying that the Olympics are all about athleticism. The Olympics according to the Greeks anyway are about athletic perfection or arete. Due to the expanding nature of the mind, one cannot have a perfect chess game. Also where would it be placed in the Olympics? I"m not referring to location. I am talking about whether it would belong in the summer or the winter due to the indoor nature of sanctioned competition. Further, chess is not a team sport neither in the classical or modern Olympics sense. Who would watch over competition? Who will be the governing body in Olympic chess? These are the question and answers s that prevent chess from being an Olympic sport.
jamonster

Con

You are welcome for me to accept this challenge.
Debate Round No. 2
debatedeity111

Pro

One of the main criteria for an Olympic sport is whether it would be viable for broadcast. In the case of the game of chess, the answer would be an emphatic no. Who would they get to call a chess match? How would you explain to viewers at home who do not play chess or watch it regularly? Where would the excitement come from for people?
jamonster

Con

Chess requires no physical activity so it can not be classified as an Olympic Sport.
Debate Round No. 3
debatedeity111

Pro

Are you agreeing with my statements?
jamonster

Con

Yes. Yes I am.
Debate Round No. 4
debatedeity111

Pro

Don't you have any argument against my points?
Debate Round No. 5
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro presented arguments, whereas con agreed to them. Con made no argument whatsoever, and completely went along with pro's ideas, automatically giving pro points for arguments, because he is the only one who had any. Because con made no arguments, it was as if he forfeited all the rounds, also giving points for conduct.
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Reasons for voting decision: WHAT'S THE POINT IN ACCEPTING A DEBATE IF YOU'RE JUST GOING TO AGREE WITH THE OTHER GUY?????? THIS IS LIKE THE 5TH DEBATE I'VE SEEN LIKE THIS...............
Vote Placed by Krazzy_Player 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Only Pro made arguments.
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct goes to Pro, since Con provided no arguments. Convincing arguments to Pro, again since Con gave no argument to speak of.