Chess is a game. Chess is a sport. Chess is art.
These are the views that most people have of chess. All tend to agree that it is a game, but many players and proponents tend to think it is more. Whether it is actually sport or art is subject to debate amongst anyone who is interested in chess. Many of the great players feel it is an art, that the mere title of "game" doesn't do it justice. They feel even sport doesn't fully do it justice. Although I'm no great player (although I'm not all that bad), I think it is an art. Players express themselves on the board, just as an artist expresses him (or her) self through their artform. Chess could be viewed also as a sport, although I'm not the one to argue that point. Maybe someone will write a chess is a sport node and argue it there. Well, anyway you look at it, chess is art.