Is Chess a real sport?

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agsragsr 633 Pts
Chess is not nearly as popular as baseball or football and not what most people think as a sport.   
Is chess a sport?
  1. is Chess a real sport?

    12 votes
    1. Yes
    2. No
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  • Yes, it is a sport for the mind. I'm not aware of chess is currently in the olympics or ever was, but it should be placed there due to its status of being a sport. I would emphasize it as a more mental than physical sport unlike conventional sports such as Soccer, Cricket.
  • It's a real sport, there is world championship, ranking system, etc.
  • spandamspandam 43 Pts
    I agree with @islander507 .
  • PinoPino 67 Pts
    Well, I'm not sure about that but I know a girl who's a real sport and if you wire me a few hundred bucks I'll let you have her telephone number, ha.
    Seriously though, I'm of the opinion that as chess is a competition which requires great skill and practice it is indeed a real aggressive,'vying of the minds ' sport.
    Personally speaking I prefer participating in the more rugged outdoor sports, such as playing dominos at pavement cafes, ha. 
  • I agree with @pino , it's a real sport.
  • I play chess and it is a very difficult game. It requires high mental concentration and makes me sweat even more than when I play soccer and baseball. So, yes I think its a sport m8
  • Chess is a sport for the brain/ mental sport.
  • @EmperorAZ, I play chess as well and know that it requires high degree of concentration and intelligence. It has a ranking system, Chess Federation, World Championship and many followers. for example is extremely popular with people playing on stop around the world and millions subscribers.  
    In many aspects, chess is more real if a sport than football or baseball. So I agree with your position completely.
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