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  • Chess is not a sport

    Chess is not physical and make sure to check the dictionary read the defenition it says sport is a physical and the meaning for chess a mental effort so there you go chess is not a sport and a sport takes physical effort and mental effort why would you think it is a sport

  • Chess is a sport

    This sport is physically demanding for KOBE DUDLEY WHO IS NOT A PHYSICALLY DEVELOPED ATHLETE.S s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s

  • Chess is a sport!

    The dictionary definition is "an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment." Chess definitely requires skill, and physical exertion since it drains the energy out of you while you study about it. It enertains you to since tons of people watch chess tournaments

  • Chess is a sport!

    The dictionary definition is "an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment." Chess definitely requires skill, and physical exertion since it drains the energy out of you while you study about it. It enertains you to since tons of people watch chess tournaments

  • Yep it is

    Yes it is exercising a muscle and that is your brain you can't live without your brain you can live without legs and arms but you can't live without a brain and it is exercising more important muscles than this football and you need your brain and cant ant Sistine injuries from chess so yes this should be considered a sport.

  • Chess is a sport

    Competitive. The objective of a game of chess is to win. Chess involves a relentless struggle against one’s opponent. There is probably no sporting activity in which two people are locked in a competitive struggle of such intensity for such a sustained period of time. One lapse of concentration and suddenly a good position is transformed into a losing one. Each game is a drama in which the outcome is uncertain until the very end. When recently interviewed by journalist Dominic Lawson, the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen said that chess was “definitely a sport”.Well established. The world championship has been organised since 1886 and our national federation was founded in 1904. Chess competitions are organised at every level: schools, universities, counties, cities, leagues, junior, senior, European, World, etc. Six million people play chess in England each year 125,000 children learn chess in school each year.Physical fitness. Peak mental condition requires being in good physical condition. Players need to concentrate totally for up to seven hours. As the stress and tension builds up, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates all increase. Contenders for the world championships have nutritionists and fitness coaches.Olympic Recognition. Chess has been recognised as a sport by the International Olympic Committee since 2000. It was an event at the Asian Games in 2006 in Doha and again in Guangzhou in 2010. It is also being considered for inclusion in the Pan-American Games. Tokyo is preparing bids for the 2020 summer Olympics and has invited chess and bridge to apply for inclusion. Russia is trying to bring chess to the winter Olympics.Global game. Chess is played around the world irrespective of age, race, gender, income or language. People with physical disabilities play chess. Blind people play chess. People with advanced motor neurone disease play chess: Professor Stephen Hawking played chess with his children.Mental component. All sports have a mental component. Ultimately competitive sports may be construed as strategy games differing only in their physical manifestation. Commentators are prone to similes such as: curling = chess on ice; bowls = chess on grass; snooker = chess with balls, and so on.National accolade. World chess champions have won their national Sportsman of the Year competition including Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Vishy Anand (India) and Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria).Player ranking system. The player ranking system was developed for chess in 1960 and has been adopted by many other sports including American football, baseball, basketball, hockey, korfball, rugby and golf. Football and cricket use a related formula.It is not recognised as a sport in the UK and receives no public funding.But It is worth reminding ourselves why the International Olympic Committee and over 100 countries recognise chess as a sport. Competitive. The objective of a game of chess is to win so people please give chess a chance it is a sport.

  • Chess is a sport

    Competitive. The objective of a game of chess is to win. Chess involves a relentless struggle against one’s opponent. There is probably no sporting activity in which two people are locked in a competitive struggle of such intensity for such a sustained period of time. One lapse of concentration and suddenly a good position is transformed into a losing one. Each game is a drama in which the outcome is uncertain until the very end. When recently interviewed by journalist Dominic Lawson, the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen said that chess was “definitely a sport”.Well established. The world championship has been organised since 1886 and our national federation was founded in 1904. Chess competitions are organised at every level: schools, universities, counties, cities, leagues, junior, senior, European, World, etc. Six million people play chess in England each year 125,000 children learn chess in school each year.Physical fitness. Peak mental condition requires being in good physical condition. Players need to concentrate totally for up to seven hours. As the stress and tension builds up, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates all increase. Contenders for the world championships have nutritionists and fitness coaches.Olympic Recognition. Chess has been recognised as a sport by the International Olympic Committee since 2000. It was an event at the Asian Games in 2006 in Doha and again in Guangzhou in 2010. It is also being considered for inclusion in the Pan-American Games. Tokyo is preparing bids for the 2020 summer Olympics and has invited chess and bridge to apply for inclusion. Russia is trying to bring chess to the winter Olympics.Global game. Chess is played around the world irrespective of age, race, gender, income or language. People with physical disabilities play chess. Blind people play chess. People with advanced motor neurone disease play chess: Professor Stephen Hawking played chess with his children.Mental component. All sports have a mental component. Ultimately competitive sports may be construed as strategy games differing only in their physical manifestation. Commentators are prone to similes such as: curling = chess on ice; bowls = chess on grass; snooker = chess with balls, and so on.National accolade. World chess champions have won their national Sportsman of the Year competition including Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Vishy Anand (India) and Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria).Player ranking system. The player ranking system was developed for chess in 1960 and has been adopted by many other sports including American football, baseball, basketball, hockey, korfball, rugby and golf. Football and cricket use a related formula.It is not recognised as a sport in the UK and receives no public funding.But It is worth reminding ourselves why the International Olympic Committee and over 100 countries recognise chess as a sport. Competitive. The objective of a game of chess is to win so people please give chess a chance it is a sport.

  • Chess is a sport

    Competitive. The objective of a game of chess is to win. Chess involves a relentless struggle against one’s opponent. There is probably no sporting activity in which two people are locked in a competitive struggle of such intensity for such a sustained period of time. One lapse of concentration and suddenly a good position is transformed into a losing one. Each game is a drama in which the outcome is uncertain until the very end. When recently interviewed by journalist Dominic Lawson, the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen said that chess was “definitely a sport”.Well established. The world championship has been organised since 1886 and our national federation was founded in 1904. Chess competitions are organised at every level: schools, universities, counties, cities, leagues, junior, senior, European, World, etc. Six million people play chess in England each year 125,000 children learn chess in school each year.Physical fitness. Peak mental condition requires being in good physical condition. Players need to concentrate totally for up to seven hours. As the stress and tension builds up, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates all increase. Contenders for the world championships have nutritionists and fitness coaches.Olympic Recognition. Chess has been recognised as a sport by the International Olympic Committee since 2000. It was an event at the Asian Games in 2006 in Doha and again in Guangzhou in 2010. It is also being considered for inclusion in the Pan-American Games. Tokyo is preparing bids for the 2020 summer Olympics and has invited chess and bridge to apply for inclusion. Russia is trying to bring chess to the winter Olympics.Global game. Chess is played around the world irrespective of age, race, gender, income or language. People with physical disabilities play chess. Blind people play chess. People with advanced motor neurone disease play chess: Professor Stephen Hawking played chess with his children.Mental component. All sports have a mental component. Ultimately competitive sports may be construed as strategy games differing only in their physical manifestation. Commentators are prone to similes such as: curling = chess on ice; bowls = chess on grass; snooker = chess with balls, and so on.National accolade. World chess champions have won their national Sportsman of the Year competition including Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Vishy Anand (India) and Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria).Player ranking system. The player ranking system was developed for chess in 1960 and has been adopted by many other sports including American football, baseball, basketball, hockey, korfball, rugby and golf. Football and cricket use a related formula.It is not recognised as a sport in the UK and receives no public funding.But It is worth reminding ourselves why the International Olympic Committee and over 100 countries recognise chess as a sport. Competitive. The objective of a game of chess is to win so people please give chess a chance it is a sport.

  • Chess is a sport

    Competitive. The objective of a game of chess is to win. Chess involves a relentless struggle against one’s opponent. There is probably no sporting activity in which two people are locked in a competitive struggle of such intensity for such a sustained period of time. One lapse of concentration and suddenly a good position is transformed into a losing one. Each game is a drama in which the outcome is uncertain until the very end. When recently interviewed by journalist Dominic Lawson, the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen said that chess was “definitely a sport”.Well established. The world championship has been organised since 1886 and our national federation was founded in 1904. Chess competitions are organised at every level: schools, universities, counties, cities, leagues, junior, senior, European, World, etc. Six million people play chess in England each year 125,000 children learn chess in school each year.Physical fitness. Peak mental condition requires being in good physical condition. Players need to concentrate totally for up to seven hours. As the stress and tension builds up, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates all increase. Contenders for the world championships have nutritionists and fitness coaches.Olympic Recognition. Chess has been recognised as a sport by the International Olympic Committee since 2000. It was an event at the Asian Games in 2006 in Doha and again in Guangzhou in 2010. It is also being considered for inclusion in the Pan-American Games. Tokyo is preparing bids for the 2020 summer Olympics and has invited chess and bridge to apply for inclusion. Russia is trying to bring chess to the winter Olympics.Global game. Chess is played around the world irrespective of age, race, gender, income or language. People with physical disabilities play chess. Blind people play chess. People with advanced motor neurone disease play chess: Professor Stephen Hawking played chess with his children.Mental component. All sports have a mental component. Ultimately competitive sports may be construed as strategy games differing only in their physical manifestation. Commentators are prone to similes such as: curling = chess on ice; bowls = chess on grass; snooker = chess with balls, and so on.National accolade. World chess champions have won their national Sportsman of the Year competition including Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Vishy Anand (India) and Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria).Player ranking system. The player ranking system was developed for chess in 1960 and has been adopted by many other sports including American football, baseball, basketball, hockey, korfball, rugby and golf. Football and cricket use a related formula.It is not recognised as a sport in the UK and receives no public funding.But It is worth reminding ourselves why the International Olympic Committee and over 100 countries recognise chess as a sport. Competitive. The objective of a game of chess is to win so people please give chess a chance it is a sport.

  • Chess is a sport

    Competitive. The objective of a game of chess is to win. Chess involves a relentless struggle against one’s opponent. There is probably no sporting activity in which two people are locked in a competitive struggle of such intensity for such a sustained period of time. One lapse of concentration and suddenly a good position is transformed into a losing one. Each game is a drama in which the outcome is uncertain until the very end. When recently interviewed by journalist Dominic Lawson, the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen said that chess was “definitely a sport”.Well established. The world championship has been organised since 1886 and our national federation was founded in 1904. Chess competitions are organised at every level: schools, universities, counties, cities, leagues, junior, senior, European, World, etc. Six million people play chess in England each year 125,000 children learn chess in school each year.Physical fitness. Peak mental condition requires being in good physical condition. Players need to concentrate totally for up to seven hours. As the stress and tension builds up, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates all increase. Contenders for the world championships have nutritionists and fitness coaches.Olympic Recognition. Chess has been recognised as a sport by the International Olympic Committee since 2000. It was an event at the Asian Games in 2006 in Doha and again in Guangzhou in 2010. It is also being considered for inclusion in the Pan-American Games. Tokyo is preparing bids for the 2020 summer Olympics and has invited chess and bridge to apply for inclusion. Russia is trying to bring chess to the winter Olympics.Global game. Chess is played around the world irrespective of age, race, gender, income or language. People with physical disabilities play chess. Blind people play chess. People with advanced motor neurone disease play chess: Professor Stephen Hawking played chess with his children.Mental component. All sports have a mental component. Ultimately competitive sports may be construed as strategy games differing only in their physical manifestation. Commentators are prone to similes such as: curling = chess on ice; bowls = chess on grass; snooker = chess with balls, and so on.National accolade. World chess champions have won their national Sportsman of the Year competition including Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Vishy Anand (India) and Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria).Player ranking system. The player ranking system was developed for chess in 1960 and has been adopted by many other sports including American football, baseball, basketball, hockey, korfball, rugby and golf. Football and cricket use a related formula.It is not recognised as a sport in the UK and receives no public funding.But It is worth reminding ourselves why the International Olympic Committee and over 100 countries recognise chess as a sport. Competitive. The objective of a game of chess is to win so people please give chess a chance it is a sport.

  • Chess? Sport? No!

    What is a sport in your opinion ladies and gentlemen? Well it is a way of physical excretion to keep your body fit and healthy! So what do you do in chess? Sit all day and try to win. Well, yes it does exercise your mind, improving your logic skills but of course not your body. Thus, I don't find chess a 'sport'.

  • Chess is NOT A SPORT

    The reason I have decided to make chess not a sport is there is no physical movement involved. To make an activity a sport, there must be some physical actions involved. Football is a sport. Tennis is a sport. However, chess is not. Video games are not. This is why chess is not a sport.

  • Too little physical activity.

    My Merriam-Webster dictionary defines sport as 1: a source of diversion; 2: physical activity engaged in for pleasure. Chess meets case 1, but not case 2, except perhaps for tournament situations where a chess master plays a large number of people at the same time (and may have to run between tables to keep the clocks from running).

  • A Board Game

    Chess is a board game. Granted, it is skill-based, it's not a game of sheer chance like Chutes and Ladders, Mouse Trap, or Candy Land, but it is still a bored game. The players sit sedentary and move pieces around on a Checker board. Checkers is also a skill-based board game. If one wants to claim Chess is a sport, it would logically follow he must claim Checkers as a sport as well, and no one seems willing to do that. It's ridiculous.

  • It said in the story

    You don't run like in soccer football or baseball tennis basketball a marathon out. Second what do you even do its not like you exercise or any thing like that. Third what do do pretty much nothing you just sit down and move pawns kings queens and knights. Clearly chess is not a sport OK.

  • No it's not

    It's a great game for the mind and logical but not a sport it's not physical and it requires just moving a game piece.In Basketball it's physical and Competitive it makes the body more fit and heathly.Chess is competitive but not Physical and it doesn't make the body fit but it helps the brain create mroe soloutions in certain situations.So in Conclusion chess is not a sport.

  • Chess is a Game http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Chess.html

    Chess is a two-player board game believed to have been played in India as early as the sixth century AD. In different parts of this world, different chess games are played. The most played variants are western chess, Shogi (in Japan), and Xiangqi (in China).

    The western version of chess is a game played on an board, called a chessboard, of alternating black and white squares. Pieces with different types of allowed moves are placed on the board, a set of black pieces in the first two rows and a set of white pieces in the last two rows. The pieces are called the bishop (2), king (1), knight (2), pawn (8), queen (1), and rook (2). The object of the game is to capture the opponent's king.

  • A game, not a sport.

    Not, chess is not a sport. It is a game. It is a game that a lot of people are very passionate about and take very seriously, but it is a game nonetheless. To me, the definition of a sport requires you to be physically active, not just mentally active.

  • No way it's a sport!

    The legal definition of a sport is "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 something that requires any physical or athletic activity whatsoever. People are just trying to make themselves feel better by saying chess is a sport. If your not active, it's not a sport.

  • No physical properties

    The definition of sport is: 'an activity involving physical exertion and skill which individuals or teams play another or others,' quoted from Google. How many people sweat, tear muscles or go to their physical limits playing chess? Chess is a board game not a sport. It is something that you play on a rainy day.


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GWL-CPA says2013-08-15T17:20:21.400
Actually, the IOC recognized the FIDE or the “World Chess Federation” and the “Chess Olympiad,” a biennial chess tournament, which began in 1927. It did not recognize chess as a sport.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Olympiad was not recognized by the IOC until June 1999, when the IOC recognized the FIDE. The use of name "Chess Olympiad" for FIDE's team championship is of historical origin and implies no connection with the Olympic Games.
Http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/FIDE
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“FIDE at SportAccord: will chess ever become an Olympic sport?”
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Back then, Ilyumzhinov was optimistic as always and said that there were "good chances". He decided to contact the IOC in Lausanne, and received the following reply:
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"To answer your question, please note that Chess is considered a "Mind Sport" and as part of its systematic review of the Sports Programme in 2002 the Olympic Programme Commission concluded that "Mind Sports" should not be eligible for admission to the Programme and there has been no change to these conclusions since then. (...) Federations of sports which are not eligible to be considered for the Olympic Programme should be informed of this to avoid any unnecessary communication, lobbying and expense on their behalf."
http://www.Chessvibes.Com/fide-at-sportaccord-will-chess-ever-become-an-olympic-sport
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People that think chess is a sport are mindless idiots!
GWL-CPA says2014-01-08T16:11:33.917
You folks that think Chess is a sport are delusional. You don't know what you are talking about. The Olympic Committee has never recognized chess as a sport.

"The USOC Membership & Credentials Commitee has not approved our application as an Affiliated Sports Organization. The sole reason was given as failure to show that USCF governs a "sport" -- the committee was not convinced that chess meets its definition of "sport."
http://www.Chessnews.Org/usoc.Htm

I am a pretty good chess players and have played against Masters, no Grand Masters yet.

I was very good in sports and have played many. I have never sweated from chess during or after a competition because it is not a sport where body muscles are used. It can be called a mind sport because muscles are not used. Also, the brain is not a muscle.

Checkers is a mind sport that does not involve muscles where both players start with the same number of pieces and the winner has more skill.

So why not allow checkers in the Olympics?

Why not poker, contact bridge, backgammon and mahhong?

You don't have to train physically to be a Grand Master, and many have been out of shape and fat. You don't win a physical sport if you are out of shape and fat. Do you get it yet?

You don't use muscles in chess except to move chess pieces.

Sports require lots of muscles and physical training.

By the way for all you people who are mentioning auto or boat racing, those are motor sports. And, those motor sports require a lot of physical stamina (e.G., absorbing g-forces, steering and shifting gears for hours in very hot fire protection suites) and great hand and eye-coordination skills and you are risking your life. You will never see some very overweight out of shape person in those motor sports. And, most if not all the people in those motor sports do a lot of physical training

“NASCAR drivers have been known to lose up to 10 or more pounds during a race that can last over four hours.” Chess players do not lose any weight during a 4 hour chess match, because they do not do anything that is physically strenuous, which is way chess is not a sport but a game.
Http://www.Athleteslivehere.Com/blog/2012/10/nascar-the-hidden-battle-behind-the-wheel-you-dont-see/

Many chess players are overweight and do not exercise.

“Chess players are the special group of sportsmen whose training programme and participation in tournaments do not demand high-intensity muscle effort. Sedentary lifestyle and improper eating of chess players may provoke the development of various diseases, especially overweight and obesity and reduce sport results.”
http://en.Chessbase.Com/post/on-the-lifestyle-of-polish-che-players

This argument that chess is a sport is just plain stupid and made by little egg heads, most of whom have never excelled in sports or even play sports at a higher competitive level, e.G., on a high school or college teams or professional sports where you are paid money.

Have you ever played a sport at the competitive level, e.G., on a high school team, college or pro sports teams?

I doubt it!