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Is chess a sport

@jaychamp thx :) Though it would sport regardless which one of the two would form audience. just fact it has rules ans is physical is all it takes.

@JuniorCps To answer your question ...

In my opinion ...

Safety rules are needed for a healthy sport and fair playing rules are required so that nobody is unintentionally cheating.
It's the norm to obey and be cooperative to rules. If the norm is not followed, then there's a consequence to a breach of the rule. Consequences are there to discourage the person so that they are not temped to breach the rules. If it does not discourage them, then for them there are no rules.

Yes, all competitive sports need rules:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_governing_body

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racewalking#Rules

etc ...

@JuniorCps rules make difference between just physical exercise and sport. In most definitions anyway

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