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Chess boxing – strange but true November 11, 2007

Posted by Al in : bizarre,games , trackback

If ever you decided to combine 2 sports, I doubt that you would consider combining chess and boxing – however, that just what a Dutch artist decided to do, and it has started to take off on the continent. Germany is the current chess boxing stronghold, and I can see how combining these 2 pastimes would suit their national character.

In chess boxing the contestants spend one round playing chess, and then the next round actually boxing each other. This is supposed to produce a rounded individual who has the intellect to play a decent game of chess whilst still having the strength to outbox his opponent. A strange idea, but one that has the potential to interest a new range of spectator. I wonder how well it will do in 10 years time.


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