ESPN featured an article on the Pro Chess League ( a league on Chess.com ). The Pro Chess League features some of the best players in the world, as well excellent teams from all over the world. It is a fun format to watch on Chess.com, and to learn some very neat things about chess.
Now on chess being a sport. My vote most definitely is yes! If Pool, Poker, Blackjack or items like that are, then chess is in another league of its own. For the strategy, planning and other combinations available are off the charts. Some of the brightest minds and determined individuals imaginable play the sport. With evaluation, preparation and planning off the charts and the advent of high performance chess engines to study the game. It would seem that chess has more and more challenges than ever, with truly great gamesmanship, skill and determination being shown every day. What can I say, I love it!
Check out the Pro Chess League on Chess.com and read the ESPN article below. Check out what is happening, and maybe you’ll want to be a part.