Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Chess Boxing

I've had a couple of different non-chess people mention Chess-Boxing to me in the last few days, so clearly it's appeal is starting to spread. For the uninitiated it is a combination of chess and boxing, with a round of boxing followed by some chess moves, then boxing then chess etc. You win by knockout or by checkmating your opponent. As they use a chess clock, you can also win on time (at chess) but not points (in boxing).
English comedian Paul Mertons visited Berlin to see what a Chess-Boxing Club looks like in this video, which sheds some more light on this growing sport. At this point I don't think it has reached Australia, but if it does, I would suggest that Canberra player (and boxer) Shervin Rafizadeh would be a good person the bet on.

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