chess playing?

Garbuz

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Russian
#1
I know we usually say 'playing chess'. Is it possible to say 'chess playing'?

E.g. Playing chess is his hobby.
Chess playing is his hobby. (?)
 
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    #2
    Hello! Let me see... I think that "chess playing" can be used as an adjective, but not as a noun. So for example, you could say, " They are a chess playing community.", which means that they are a group of people who play chess. However, I don't think you can use "chess playing" as you did in your sentence, because it functions as a noun. I hope this helps!
     
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