Chess isn't a sport. Fails on the "Stephen Hawking test".
If Prof Hawking can beat you in competition the game being played is purely mental and sport, by definition, has to have a physical aspect.
Think Squash is a dire spectator sport, ftr. The playing area means it just isn't very conducive to television coverage.
- As featured in The Independent.
"This is not the time for namby-pamby promising youngsters who might just do something; not the time for building for the future. Pragmatism rules and they don't come more pragmatic than Rogers."
- Victor Marks makes the case for stiff-legged and stiff-armed 35 year old left-handers in Ashes squads