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Chessboxing – putting an unlikely pair together

Dominik Čech | January 27, 2011 – 16:06No Comment | 683 views

Everybody knows that chess is a violent game – two armies battle it out until the last king standing in every game. It is also known that to be able to concentrate for six hours is not an easy task, and so physical condition also plays part in preparation of chess professionals. But what about physical contact between the opponents?

You might have heard about players kicking each other under the table, or threatening physical violence after a lost game, but such practices are of course against the rules.

Well, not for this new discipline, or a cross between two sports to be more exact! A round of box, alternated by a round of chess. Whoever knocks the opponent out in the ring, or wins on the chessboard is declared the winner. How does that look like in practice? See for yourself:

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