Why chess a sport?
The definition of sport according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary is the following:
"an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment."
As chess involves both the bolded and italicized pieces of information, it would be considered a sport.
Chess is a sport because in a sport there are 2+ players who play and in Chess there are 2 players who play.
No, the Romans did not know of the game/sport chess. Chess did not come to southern Europe until the Muslin invasion. No, the Romans did not know of the game/sport chess. Chess did not come to southern Europe until the Muslin invasion. No, the Romans did not know of the game/sport chess. Chess did not come to southern Europe until the Muslin invasion. No, the Romans did not know of the game/sport chess. Chess did… Read More
Chess boxing is an unusual sport because chess & boxing are totally different 'sports'. Chess is a 'sport' of the mind, and is very calm (except when you or your opponent, whichever loses, is a bad loser!). Boxing is a 'sport' of strength, and is deffinately NOT a calm 'sport'.
probably chess and yes chess is a sport
It now is a sport and it will be included 2016 Olympics. Personally, I don't think chess should be a sport.
I would say no. According to The Free Dictionary, the definition of sport is: "Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively." Chess is governed by a set of rules. Chess is competitive. But there is no physical activity involved in playing chess. Therefore, chess is not a sport. Same with darts and poker. There is no physical activity with these games, therefore, they are not… Read More
Chess comes from India.
The most popular sport in armenia is split between football and boxing, although Chess is the most popular 'sport' there but it depends whether you count chess as a sport?
Neither, really. It's a game. Chess is a bit of both. It is mainly a hobby but it is often played at a competitive level where it then becomes a sport, mind sport.
Because it's not a physical sport. Chess is included in the "Mind Olympiad" and the "Chess Olympiad".
Chess originated in India, in the Gupta Empire.
Mozart considered chess a sport and loved it.
i phone the Olympics sport association and they confirmed that checkers is a sport but chess isn't.
no it is solo
Viswanathan Anand play Chess. He is an Indian Chess Grandmaster and former World chess champion.
Chess, or if you don't consider it a sport, golf might be.
Chess includes a lot of strategy and is played all around the world. Chess is also a sport.
chess or checkers!!
Shuffleboard and chess.
Kinds of sport.
Yes. Chess is actually considered a sport by the International Olympics Committee. Although, a lot of people would disagree with this, because a sport is required to be physical by definition. In the report added to Related Links, you can find a transcription of the IOC where they didn't admint Chess in the Olympic Programme, but clearly recognize it as sport: "The Executive Board decided not to admit the following sports, which had made a… Read More
Chess boxing is a sport in which competitors play 5min of chess and then 1 round of boxing. The winner either knocks out their opponent or checkmates them.
Well if you're a nerd and you consider it a sport than it's chess.
no chess is not an olympic sport *EDIT* However there is a "Mind Olympiad" (games like Rubiks Cube and other Brain Teasers) of which chess is included. There is also a "Chess Olympiad".
There is no technical definition for what is a sport and what is a game. Many people would laugh at the idea of calling chess a sport, and cite the fact that most sports require physical exertion. Nevertheless people often accept many sports which do not require physical exertion, such as skeet shooting and formula 1. Additionally, the International Olympic Committee has officially recognised chess as a sport, while not including it in the Olympics… Read More
This is a very arguable question. Chess can always be considered a hobby, because it's an elected pastime that can be played often, and enjoyably. Although, a lot of people would say chess is not a sport, it actually is considered as a sport by the International Olympic Committee. Some people would disagree with this, as sports are normally required to be physical and entertaining by definition.
"Staunton" is the name of the chess set style that must be used in official chess competitions.
Chess today is a recognized sport of the International Olympic Committee. The first official World Chess Champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, claimed his title in 1886; the current World Champion is Viswanathan Anand. Yes. The IOC approves and look at curling! Is curling very physical? No, it's a skill game that uses the mind, just like chess. It has been said that curling is "chess on ice". Chess is a sport despite the many whom like to… Read More
Chess, kung fu, and shooting
chess and poker, maybe
Tough call. Chess maybe.
India invented chess. It was for kings.
chess croquet cricket
mind games telekinesis e.g. chess
Full contact chess.
To play the game of chess a chess board and the chessmen along with a clock-timer to regulate game-play . You made need a notebook to mark the respective moves and a book regarding the rules of chess .
No, but it is recognised as an olympic sport. The IOC acknowledges chess, so it could theoretically be allowed in to the olympics in the future, but it does not currently feature.
No, it could not be considered a sport, just like chess, checkers, and a variety of other board games could never be viewed as a sport.
yes, there is competition so it is considered a sport. also, you work your muscle's. by the way, even chess is considered a sport because it has competitions
Football (soccer) and chess are the national sports of Azerbaijan.
I think Anatoly Karpov (one of the best to ever play the game) said it best when he said, "Chess is everything - art, science, and sport."
One of the most important games in Russia is chess. Many Russians enjoy playing it. I don't know if chess is the national sport of Russia but I do know chess is a very important game in Russia.
mideval football, chess,english cricket,Chausar
It is the game of chess. This is sometimes confused with the 'sport of kings' which is horse racing.
No, Sport in India includes cricket, chess, badminton, field hockey, lawn tennis, football, golf. Though field hockey is the national sport of India, cricket is the most popular sport in the country.
Chess is known as a sport, so no. There's also lawn bowl and shot put.
Quidditch is the popular wizarding sport. There are also games such as wizard's chess and gobstones.
Golf can be played solo or in a group. It is an outdoors sport, if you walk the course and carry your clubs it is a great work out. Chess is a game (as opposed to a sport) you play against one person, usually indoors there is no physical exertion involved. Both require concentration and some level of skill to succeed.
While not recognized by any committees it meets the criteria of a sport. While no it is not physical, neither is chess or poker and both of those are sports.
It was created to make a town competition sport at first then it became part of the Olympics and now it has its own Olympics