chess or starcraft, which one do you think needs more skill?

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#1 Posted by Lonelynight (30050 posts) -
I say starcraft. Not only does it take more skill, it is much more exciting as well.
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#2 Posted by punkpunker (3383 posts) -

chess no question.

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#3 Posted by Lonelynight (30050 posts) -

chess no question.

punkpunker
chess only needs intelligence, while starcraft requires both intelligence and physical skills.
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#4 Posted by punkpunker (3383 posts) -

chess require both too, sometime a match is hours long just to think whats the enemy's next move is and how does it affect your strategy.

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#5 Posted by CreasianDevaili (4364 posts) -
[QUOTE="Lonelynight"][QUOTE="punkpunker"]

chess no question.

chess only needs intelligence, while starcraft requires both intelligence and physical skills.

Aside from having vision and two functional hands, what physical skills does starcraft require? Cause chess needs both vision, but yeah only one hand I guess.
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#6 Posted by Uesugi-dono (1632 posts) -
Chess. No Question.
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#7 Posted by Jolt_counter119 (4226 posts) -

Well Starcraft takes both intelligence and physical dexterity while chess takes more strategy, but chess also has more competition thus making the best players almost super human, so in the end I'll say chess.

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#8 Posted by Lonelynight (30050 posts) -
how much money does the average professional chess player make?
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#9 Posted by Jolt_counter119 (4226 posts) -

how much money does the average professional chess player make?Lonelynight

Doesn't really matter it's more universal. Starcraft is a very niche sport everywhere besides korea. But after googling it winning the world chess championships is worth a lot more than any starcraft players yearly earnings.

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#10 Posted by VendettaRed07 (14012 posts) -

The real answer is Go

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#11 Posted by Lonelynight (30050 posts) -

[QUOTE="Lonelynight"]how much money does the average professional chess player make?Jolt_counter119

Doesn't really matter it's more universal. Starcraft is a very niche sport everywhere besides korea. But after googling it winning the world chess championships is worth a lot more than any starcraft players yearly earnings.

starcraft players get paid monthly though.(not counting sponsorship and winnings)
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#12 Posted by Jolt_counter119 (4226 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jolt_counter119"]

[QUOTE="Lonelynight"]how much money does the average professional chess player make?Lonelynight

Doesn't really matter it's more universal. Starcraft is a very niche sport everywhere besides korea. But after googling it winning the world chess championships is worth a lot more than any starcraft players yearly earnings.

starcraft players get paid monthly though.(not counting sponsorship and winnings)

The average starcraft player probably makes a lot more than the large majority of chess players but grandmasters chess players make millions, the 2012 world champ made like 2.55 million dollars for that one tournament.

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#13 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24606 posts) -
chess
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#14 Posted by -Toshy- (1376 posts) -
Aside from having vision and two functional hands, what physical skills does starcraft require?CreasianDevaili
Endurance? I haven't heard of anyone dying from playing chess for too long in a given sitting.
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#15 Posted by CreasianDevaili (4364 posts) -
[QUOTE="CreasianDevaili"]Aside from having vision and two functional hands, what physical skills does starcraft require?-Toshy-
Endurance? I haven't heard of anyone dying from playing chess for too long in a given sitting.

Someone could stay up just as long playing other people in chess and die. How do you all bypass reality checks this easily? Even trolling. People who die from gaming too long are a combination of no sleep and unhealthy beverages/foods/energy supplements. It is not the activity of moving your hands.
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#16 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18452 posts) -
Chess is the ultimate strategy game. Starcraft is more exciting to watch,
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#17 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

Chess.

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#18 Posted by deactivated-598fc45371265 (13247 posts) -

As an avid fan of both, Chess.

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#19 Posted by CycleOfViolence (2813 posts) -

Chess.

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#20 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

how much money does the average professional chess player make?Lonelynight

Why does that matter?

You asked which requires more skill and the answer is chess. Any person can play starcraft and become moderately good in a short amount of time, the same is not so with chess. There are people who have been playing for years who will never master the game.

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#21 Posted by Lonelynight (30050 posts) -

[QUOTE="Lonelynight"]how much money does the average professional chess player make?airshocker

Why does that matter?

You asked which requires more skill and the answer is chess. Any person can play starcraft and become moderately good in a short amount of time, the same is not so with chess. There are people who have been playing for years who will never master the game.

I was just curious, wasn't trying to make a point.
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#22 Posted by SUD123456 (4955 posts) -

LMAO at trying to compare the mental part of Starcraft with Chess.

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#23 Posted by chessmaster1989 (30204 posts) -
Chess
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#24 Posted by deactivated-598fc45371265 (13247 posts) -

Chesschessmaster1989

^biased

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#25 Posted by gameboy343 (1024 posts) -

There are people who have been playing for years who will never master the game.

airshocker

you can say this about anything though.

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#26 Posted by chessmaster1989 (30204 posts) -

[QUOTE="chessmaster1989"]ChessStorm_Marine

^biased

lol whatever makes you think that? :D
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#27 Posted by Lonelynight (30050 posts) -
[QUOTE="Storm_Marine"]

[QUOTE="chessmaster1989"]Chesschessmaster1989

^biased

lol whatever makes you think that? :D

you play chess competitively?
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#28 Posted by FrostyPhantasm (8521 posts) -
Id say starcraft. 3 different.races and the styke kd game lends to early mid and late game shows of skill
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#29 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

you can say this about anything though.

gameboy343

No, not really. Most video games can be mastered fairly easily. Just ask me about BF3.

Chess is not so easily mastered.

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#30 Posted by Lonelynight (30050 posts) -

[QUOTE="gameboy343"]

you can say this about anything though.

airshocker

No, not really. Most video games can be mastered fairly easily. Just ask me about BF3.

Chess is not so easily mastered.

neither is starcraft 2, I'm not saying which one is harder, but saying you can easily master starcraft 2 is just stupid. and lol at comparing starcraft to bf.
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#31 Posted by Perfect_Blue (30160 posts) -

The real answer is Go

VendettaRed07

^ This man knows.

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#32 Posted by kingkong0124 (8329 posts) -

Chess

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#33 Posted by Jazz_Fan (29516 posts) -
Simon Says.
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#34 Posted by Lonelynight (30050 posts) -
Simon Says.Jazz_Fan
says what
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#35 Posted by themajormayor (25641 posts) -
Reversi/Othello
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#36 Posted by XaosII (16705 posts) -

They take different sets of skills.

Chess, being a symmetrical game ruleset, limits the total possible moves to a finite number. Its an extremely high number, but one that exceptional chess players can memorize most of all the possible combination. Its similar to people who can solve any Rubiks cube in less than a minute. The finite number of steps can eventually lead to algorithms and pattern processing of the entire rule system.

Starcraft is intentionally designed with asymmetric gameplay. It becomes a lot more difficult to predict many things, and the strategies can be more complex. But also luck - which isn't a skill.

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#37 Posted by Miroku32 (8666 posts) -
After playing both I can easily say chess.
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#38 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
Obviously chess. How many different combinations of moves are there, quadrillions? You can't memorize them all and have to be able to work 3, 4, 5+ moves in advance.
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#39 Posted by themajormayor (25641 posts) -
Obviously chess. How many different combinations of moves are there, quadrillions? You can't memorize them all and have to be able to work 3, 4, 5+ moves in advance.Zeviander
But there are even more moves in Starcraft
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#41 Posted by MrPraline (21351 posts) -
[QUOTE="Jazz_Fan"]Simon Says.Lonelynight
says what

get the f*ck up
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#42 Posted by sonicare (55538 posts) -

Probably chess. At least in terms of strategy and response.

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#43 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
But there are even more moves in Starcraftthemajormayor
Two: 1. Rush 2. Turtle That's how most matches I have watched turn out.
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#44 Posted by DraugenCP (8485 posts) -

Call of Duty.

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#45 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

Chess, definitely. Starcraft gets props for APM, but that's it.

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#46 Posted by worlock77 (22552 posts) -

[QUOTE="punkpunker"]

chess no question.

Lonelynight

chess only needs intelligence, while starcraft requires both intelligence and physical skills.

What physical skills does Starcraft require that Chess does not?

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#47 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (35548 posts) -

[QUOTE="gameboy343"]

you can say this about anything though.

airshocker

No, not really. Most video games can be mastered fairly easily. Just ask me about BF3.

Chess is not so easily mastered.

have you actually beena part of any competitive scene for any video game, out of curiosity? Saying that most video games can be mastered fairly easy is just wrong.

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#48 Posted by chessmaster1989 (30204 posts) -
[QUOTE="chessmaster1989"][QUOTE="Storm_Marine"]

^biased

Lonelynight
lol whatever makes you think that? :D

you play chess competitively?

Not since high school.
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#49 Posted by Perfect_Blue (30160 posts) -

have you actually beena part of any competitive scene for any video game, out of curiosity? Saying that most video games can be mastered fairly easy is just wrong.

DJ-Lafleur

But most of them can. Besides complex competitive games like Street Fighter, Dota, StarCraft II, and Counterstrike, the vast majority of video games are easily mastered.

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#50 Posted by Ricardomz (2715 posts) -

It depends on who you're playing against.