So I’ve decided that every week, I will feature a weird wikipedia page that interests me. This week, the link is CHESS BOXING. Yes, you read that right… CHESS BOXING. The definition of it is what you would expect, it’s a hybrid game of chess and boxing.
A match consists of up to eleven alternating rounds of boxing and chess. The match begins with a four-minute chess round. This is followed by three minutes of boxing, with rounds of chess and boxing alternating until the end. There is a one minute break between rounds. Speed chess is used, a form in which each player has a total of only twelve minutes for the whole game.
Competitors may win by a knockout, achieving a checkmate, by the judges’ decision, or if their opponent’s twelve minutes of chess time is exceeded
I bet it’s hard to find great players for this, since I would imagine that the two sports seem semi mutually-exclusive. OKAY OKAY, I know that I’m just following stereotypes for jocks and for nerds, but I just can’t see Bobby Fischer in the ring or Mike Tyson check mating someone.
Has anyone else heard of this before? Also read the wikipedia page for more info.