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absolutegenius 3 ( +1 | -1 )
chess logical or creative? or both?
brobishkin 3 ( +1 | -1 )
Chess... Both... Logical art form...

honololou 3 ( +1 | -1 )
put another way it is part art and part science.
nmdo 10 ( +1 | -1 )
Chess is logical because you can castle twice. No, really folks, I believe it's logical and creative.
gooftrooper 4 ( +1 | -1 )
nmdo you can only castle once per game!
certainratio 100 ( +1 | -1 )
scientific chess is a science: making hypotheses,
checking conclusions, gathering empirical
evidence. But of course, all good scientists
must exercise a good deal of creativity.

I wouldn't use "logical" to describe chess,
since this word usually denotes mathematically
precise reasoning. Such reasoning does occur,
for example, in positions where a checkmate
or stalemate or other draw is forced, or in
conversion to a well-documented and proven
won endgame. But this type of reasoning is
rare in chess. A large majority of the moves
do not carry this type of "proof" with them.
For example, suppose your opponent hangs a knight
on the fifth move of a game, the position
being roughly equal otherwise. You know you
should take the knight and that a won position
is the result (though of course you can err),
but it is science, not mathematical logic,
that tells you this. Mathematical logic is
only present when you have proven the win in
_all_ possible cases.