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    Originally posted by EmLasker
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    I suppose it depends on how big a board you use as well as how fast you are required to then move your pieces. It could result in a pretty good work out.
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    Chess is certainly a game, and chess is certainly a competition, but I don't think chess is an athletic sport. It all depends upon the definition of the word sport. I think any competition where one's performance would not be hampered by a sprained ankle or a sprained wrist, then that competition would not be a sport. A sprained ankle or sprained wrist would definitely adversely affect the performance of a football player, baseball player,wheelchair basketball player, gymnast, bowler, draughts player, billiards player, curler, archer, ballroom dancing etc. I do not place chess in that category of sport.

    That being said, chess not being a sport does not place it on a lower pedastel as a competition. There are many serious competitions that rival sports for intensity and drama. Just for purposes of discussion, let's give a go at rating the top competitions.

    Top Professional Competitions:
    1. Nathan's Hot Dog Eating
    2. Chess
    3. Poker
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    No -- it fails to pass the definition of a sport because it requires no physical exertion.
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    12 Sep '08 14:36
    Originally posted by EmLasker
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    By definition of sports, it is a sport.

    It's just not an athletic sport.

    Check your dictionary, and don't let anyone ignore all the definitions picking the one they like most.

    Also, NY times has great chess puzzles and games in the sports section.

    ESPN2 has had chess championships.

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    Originally posted by der schwarze Ritter
    No -- it fails to pass the definition of a sport because it requires no physical exertion.
    Look up the word.


    Main Entry:
    2sport
    Function:
    noun
    Date:
    15th century

    1 a: a source of diversion : recreation b: sexual play

    The definition doesn't limit it to physical, see athletics.

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    12 Sep '08 15:12
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    ... ESPN2 has had chess championships...
    ESPN2. hahahaha.

    Now, if it had been ESPN1...
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    12 Sep '08 15:29
    Originally posted by Doctor Rat
    ESPN[b]2. hahahaha.

    Now, if it had been ESPN1...[/b]
    Hey, Buster! Bowling is also on ESPN2!

    😠

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    12 Sep '08 15:50
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Hey, Buster! Bowling is also on ESPN2!

    😠

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    It wasn't but a few days ago that I was flipping through my TVs on-screen program guide looking for something to watch (looking for something to watch, there's an interesting phrase) when I came upon a listing for bowling on ESPN2 -- four 30-minute segments of a women's bowling event making a 2-hour block -- so being a 10-pin kegling fan, I happily turned to the show. Instead of seeing bowling, however, I found myself watching a NASCAR race, and I can't remember for sure, but I think it was a repeat of an earlier run of a NASCAR race. I checked the listing again; it definitely said bowling, but NASCAR was being featured.

    ESPN2 Programming Director: "Look fellas, I know we contracted to show bowling tonight, but I just can't. I just can't!"
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    i think
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    17 Sep '08 14:14
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    By definition of sports, it is a sport.

    It's just not an athletic sport.

    Check your dictionary, and don't let anyone ignore all the definitions picking the one they like most.

    Also, NY times has great chess puzzles and games in the sports section.

    ESPN2 has had chess championships.

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    ESPN also has the National Spelling Bee, but no one would confuse that with sport. It's a competition, but not a sport.
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    17 Sep '08 16:051 edit
    Originally posted by der schwarze Ritter
    ESPN also has the National Spelling Bee, but no one would confuse that with sport. It's a competition, but not a sport.
    Says you, ignoring definitions.

    Is it an athletic sport? NO.

    Is it a popular sport? NO.

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    17 Sep '08 16:12
    Originally posted by jacko11
    i think
    And, by Jove, you are!
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    yes, before any game i go for a run, 10 press ups, followed by 5000 sit ups... no queen is gonna beat me
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