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Recently, I was looking at chess videos on youtube and i found a the 2009 World Championship Chess Boxing match through related videos. Actually watching a match was quite exciting. I had heard about it before and knew it was growing popular in Europe and the United States.
So, I've decided if i get good enough at chess one day (minimum Class A Chess Player and I'm not even rated) and start up some boxing I should try it for myself. I've always been physically active, having done football and wrestling in High School and I think I might be able to have that edge.
So, what do you guys think about it and would you try it for yourself if you got the chance?
Chess and boxing sounds like a chessboard on a boxing ring floor getting destoryed by the boxers, and them getting mad at eachother even more for messing up the psosition.
Chess Boxing seems almost as bad as a combo as a peanut-butter and mayo sandwich.
I once saw a video for drunk chess boxing, which was worth checking out.
My lawyer would like to note that I am not liable for anything at all that comes of this post.
You tried it then?!
I box and play chess, although admitedly never simultaneously. The idea intrigues me. I can honestly think of no more complete way of testing yourself against another person; it would be exhausting, competitive and cut-throat. Sounds awesome. (Y)
First time I ever heard about chessboxing I thought it was a joke until I did some googling and learned that it's an actual sport. A round of boxing, followed by a round of chess, followed by another round of boxing, etc. IIRC they determine the winner by whoever wins the most rounds of boxing & chess. Of course getting a knockout probably means you win. Even if it doesn't, it might be hard to play chess with a concussion.
win by checkmate, knockout, running out of time on the clock, or judges decision in the boxing incase of a draw or stalemate on the board.
I think I missed my calling in life...
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