Can your cat play chess? I guess it depends on what you mean by “play.” Certainly the cat in this video is playing.
None of my cats ever bothered me at chess, but Henry was almost impossible when it came to Strat-O-Matic Baseball. He had a thing for the little plastic pieces that represented baserunners. He had to have them. All I had to do was take my eye off the game for a moment, and he had ’em. And when I scolded him for it, and forbade him to take any more liberties with my game… he gave me back-talk! Word for word. Sheesh.