• Why do we need to move are whole body to make something a sport

    To me not everyone needs to be flailing theirs arms and legs in air to make something a sport. You have to think of the essence of a sport in which you try to compete with other players to complete an objective of some sort. If this mean you have to run to a in zone and catch a ball or out wit your opponent it shouldn't matter if you are running or jumping but what you are doing in the game. So by saying that chess can not be a sport then in retrospect no other sport is a sport.

  • Why isn't it????

    U guys on the other side r dumb L O L.
    I am a 1600 U.S.C.F chess player trust me I know what I am talking about.
    Y do u get a sport V I S A for chess them ???
    That is my take on this debate and I am clearly correct.

  • Yes it is

    You are doing an action and so what it does not include a ball but boxing doesn't yet that is a sport i personally think chess is a sort many not you but me have a nice day also I'm in middle school.

    Bailee never tell you my last name

  • Definition of Sport

    The definition of a sport is "an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment." Chess involves physical exertion. You have to think really hard. Chess involves skill. There is no question about that. In chess, you compete against other people. There's no question about it. Chess is a sport.

  • It is a sport

    Dd d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d dd d dd d d d dd d d d d dd d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d dd d d d d by the olympics

  • It is a sport

    Dd d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d dd d dd d d d dd d d d d dd d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d dd d d d d by the olympics

  • Chess is fun

    Irtnrnn jgjg jtjti jtjgj ngngj jgjyj jtjtj mtjgj jtjtj jtnjyj kjtjtymj jrjrj jfbnfn jfrjfgrf h hene nher nf n n n n n n nj jbjnb bnb b bhb bhb bhb bhb vbhgv vgvgvv v bv bhb bhb b b b b b b bb n n j j j

  • There is a mental component in all sports

    All sports have a mental component. Ultimately competitive sports may be construed as strategy games differing only in their physical manifestation. Why would sports such as soccer, basketball, or baseball even have coaches? The athletes are like the chess pieces and the coach is like the chess player. The chess player moves the pieces strategically to win the game. The coach assigns a position to the players strategically so that the team will win the game.

  • F affairs fa fa

    Chess is a sport fegehsfsgdhfshdgshs fdgdgd fa f v g g g h h h did d CB. Go cig. Ve Bev. Hc. B. C v. G Ava cv. Xvxg xvsvx xb c c cd s. Sdfshsc. Gas xvsvx Cs. Xb sfxbv sfxbv sffsfs. Sffsfs fsgsf fsgsf gsvhs him gcf fdrgas

  • F affairs fa fa

    Chess is a sport fegehsfsgdhfshdgshs fdgdgd fa f v g g g h h h did d CB. Go cig. Ve Bev. Hc. B. C v. G Ava cv. Xvxg xvsvx xb c c cd s. Sdfshsc. Gas xvsvx Cs. Xb sfxbv sfxbv sffsfs. Sffsfs fsgsf fsgsf gsvhs him gcf fdrgas

  • 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

    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.

Leave a comment...
(Maximum 900 words)
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.
“FIDE at SportAccord: will chess ever become an Olympic sport?”
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:
"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."
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."

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.

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.”

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!