Author Topic: Chessboxing?!  (Read 2770 times)

Karsk

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Chessboxing?!
« on: February 08, 2009, 12:40:02 AM »
I came across this recently http://vorschau.iepe.net/wcbo/content/index_en.html

Apparently it is a genuine sport with pros.   It combines 4 minute rounds of chess with boxing rounds in 11 round fights.  You can win by checkmate or knockout!

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Re: Chessboxing?!
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 10:00:00 AM »
Sounds like a case of, to much Wu Tang on the brain!   :lol:


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Re: Chessboxing?!
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2009, 10:29:50 AM »
That looks like an awesome sport!  I'll have to try it some time.

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Chessboxing and the 20s
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2016, 07:37:55 PM »
Anyone remember a Harry Harrison SF novel where a human colonized planet had an Olympic-like  20event contest that combined combat sports with chess and poetry reading? The winner for the year was called simply a Winner.
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