Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
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.
What about a life-size giant chess board? One that will require you to push the pieces from one square to another.