Thursday, December 06, 2007

Left! Left! Right! Uppercut! Checkmate!


Some things just belong together. Chocolate and peanut butter. McCartney and Lennon. Shave and a haircut (two bits!). Chess and boxing.

From the World Chess Boxing Organization's FAQ

So how does chessboxing work?

Chessboxers go through alternating four-minute long rounds of chess and three-minute boxing rounds with a one-minute break in between. A maximum total of 11 rounds are fought out—six rounds of chess and five rounds of boxing...
(via Strange Games)

They do not appear to be kidding. Witness this gripping footage from the Chessboxing World Championship below:

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