Do you consider Poker a sport?

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I don't consider poker to be a sport, as my definition of a sport requires that there be some form of physical activity during practice. I feel like many people don't consider any other card or table games to be sports, but due to the popularity of poker, it only seems to be a sport in that capacity. Although I definitely say no. As much as I love poker, I don't think that means I can compete with players like Tom Brady, LeBron James or Usain Bolt. :D
in chess, physical activity is comparable to poker and chess is just recognized as a sport
 
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over time, i think poker will be recognized as a sport, but it is precisely tournament poker that cash games are unlikely to ever be recognized as a sport
 
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in chess, physical activity is comparable to poker and chess is just recognized as a sport


While I don't necessarily agree with the ruling of chess being a sport, I would argue that chess uses much more mental capacity than poker at the highest level, which allows me to understand why chess is deemed a sport. I do feel like chess is the one outlier of all the table games.
 
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It used to be on ESPN so I’d say it’s considered a sport 😂
 
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It used to be on ESPN so I’d say it’s considered a sport 😂


I saw someone drinking beer in an ESPN report.

Beer drinking must be a sport.

Then I am in REAL good shape..................
 
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Of course yes, since now gay electronic sports I don't see the difference between those and poker since you also compete against other players
 
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For me, poker is an intellectual card game. If someone pumps muscles when he lifts cards above the table, that's his business.
 
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sports and poker

Undoubtedly poker is a sport just like chess, checkers and similar games.
 
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Hello! :ciao:
There are too many identical themes, unfortunately. Not so long ago I already commented on a similar topic.:(
If we turn to the definition of the word sport, it is the activity of people organized according to certain rules.Sport is a specific kind of physical or intellectual activity performed for the purpose of competition, as well as purposeful preparation for them by training. Based on the definition, Poker can be 100% classified as a sport, because it meets all the criteria of this term. :icon_thum
Speaking of luck: no sport exists without the word "luck". In any sport, skill and luck go hand in hand and nothing else.:cool:
 
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Hello! :ciao:
There are too many identical themes, unfortunately. Not so long ago I already commented on a similar topic.:(
If we turn to the definition of the word sport, it is the activity of people organized according to certain rules.Sport is a specific kind of physical or intellectual activity performed for the purpose of competition, as well as purposeful preparation for them by training. Based on the definition, Poker can be 100% classified as a sport, because it meets all the criteria of this term. :icon_thum
Speaking of luck: no sport exists without the word "luck". In any sport, skill and luck go hand in hand and nothing else.:cool:



I consider this the right description, and on top of it you can make money with it.
 
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yes

darts was once called a game,thats a sport why not poker...
 
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No. It is a sporting game but not a sport.
 
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Do you consider Poker a sport?
Probably more of a game then a sport but many call other things sports as well.
Poker is skilled based and has luck thrown in it like most games or even so called sports.
 
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In my opinion, poker is more of a sport than a game of chance. When I play poker, my main goal is to win, and the money I win is compensation for a good time.
 
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My next topic in line will be: Can Yahtzee be considered a sport?
 
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No sitting in a chair and turnning over cards is not my ideal of activity.
 
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For me personally, poker is a sport, and like chess, eSports. there are a lot of people playing poker, here it is considered a mind sport, depending on whether some skill, awareness is needed.
 
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Not a sport but pretty damn close...Basketball has transformed to the 3 pointer based off of percentages. And football, running the ball on first down sets up a much higher percentage of getting a first down even if it only gets 2-3 yards, plus it wears down the defense (think long game like in poker). Other sports play percentages just like poker, and yet the most skilled player who plays those percentages the best wins over time. So are we discussing sports as strictly physical or can we see the similarities---skill playing the percentages.
 
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In my opinion is a sport!
In many countries, vidio games are considered sport, why can't poker be considered?
 
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I also do not consider sports because there is luck.
 
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it’s a sport like all non-sportive sports are….like chess. You have to be in a good physical and psychical shape to be longterm successful at the table
 
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Quite often, not everything depends directly on you, just like in any sport, everything also depends on the opponent.
 
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I consider poker to be an intellectual sport where the mind of the player plays a major role.
 
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DEPORTE ?

Claro que es un deporte, estrategia mental y fisica para poder lograr ganar
 
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