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Old 01-21-2018, 09:42 AM
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Chess = intellectual sport
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:22 PM
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Brian - I love the T218 set and have a copy of the Edward Weston card on my shelf at work, next to several baseball cards. It's a conversation starter.

When people ask about it I tell them that the back of his card has probably the most impressive stats I've ever read on a card. Those numbers are amazing!
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:49 PM
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Ok Brad, now you should post the back of the card.....
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Ok Brad, now you should post the back of the card.....
Lets see it...
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Old 01-21-2018, 03:50 PM
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It's right there in post 18.
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Old 01-21-2018, 06:42 PM
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It's right there in post 18.
Didn't make the connection. Walking that far aint no thing...try doing the wonderland trail in under 24 hours.
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:09 PM
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I would agree that it's very difficult to classify chess as a sport, but that doesn't mean you can't admire the work ethic, talent, etc. of the best players in the world.
Personally, I'm a very unskilled amateur but enjoy learning about some of the all-time greats - just like baseball, basketball, football, boxing, hockey and all the rest.
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A bit OT, but does anyone remember in the late 80s where all of a sudden everyone and his mother and great aunt were playing backgammon? Everywhere I looked. Everyone was playing. Tournaments. People were taking lessons.
I haven’t seen a backgammon board pulled out now in decades. (Obviously millions of people around the world love the game.)

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These days, there are so-called E-sports. This often involves people playing video games...for an audience...with television coverage.

If that qualifies as a “sport” then so, too, would chess.

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Old 01-22-2018, 01:33 PM
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These days, there are so-called E-sports. This often involves people playing video games...for an audience...with television coverage.

If that qualifies as a “sport” then so, too, would chess.

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