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Old 01-31-2018, 04:09 AM
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In 1888, Chess was considered a "sport"......

Competition is the name of this game, and that's good enough for me......I consider Chess a "sport"......I love the game.

Incidentally, Chess has been recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee since the start of this Century.


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Old 01-31-2018, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Peter_Spaeth View Post
On a related front, is a jockey an athlete? Or a race car driver?
Race car driving is more physically demanding than some of our more 'accepted sports'. So in that regards, I would consider it a sport. Some interesting stats:
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by mattsey9 View Post
They put Kathy Ireland on the cover...:

Agreed, not a sport. But it's a game where you need to be a genius to compete with the likes of Fischer.
Kathy ireland is a sport
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:59 AM
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Back when I was in my early twenties, I used to compete in chess tournaments. I was never at the Bobby Fisher level, but I got to the level where I played some of the guys who did play Fisher.
These were TOUGH, grueling, mentally exhausting matches. You had to concentrate for HOURS.

Maybe it is not a sport, but I sure have plenty of respect for those guys that still do it.
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