Chess boxing, London

Chess Boxing, London © Sascha Pohflepp

Chess boxing is a hybrid sport which combines boxing with chess in alternating rounds. Historically, it is an art-performance gone wrong. What was supposed to be impossible, namely playing chess after a boxing round, turned out to be doable and even entertaining.

As a chess boxer, you have three ways to win a match: by a knockout, a checkmate or if your opponent’s 12 minutes of chess time is exceeded. If you do not fancy straining your muscles as well as your brain, why not just sit and enjoy the show?

The next international tournament is on the 15th of May in Tufnell Park, London. Tickets and more info on this challenging sport are available through the Chess Boxing Organisation website. See you there!

Written by - Photo by Sascha Pohflepp

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