-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

Wacky Sports :: Chess Boxing

What happens when you mix brawn with brains? You get chess boxing, the sport where you combine chess and boxing. We got the 411 on this wacky sport!


The Basics

The basic concept of chess boxing is taking the top thinking game in chess and combining it with boxing, one of the top physical games. Technically, this odd sport was invented by a cartoonist named Enki Bilah, who featured the imaginary sport in his books. In the comic book, two competitors would have box then have a chess match immediately after the fight. In 2001, a Dutch artist named lepe Rubingh decided to take the idea to real life and fought in the first ever chess boxing showdown. Only in Rubingh's version, the fighters alternate rounds of chess and boxing. The sport is super popular in Europe, especially in countries like Germany and Croatia.


The Rules

A chess boxing match consists of 11 rounds of alternating chess and boxing sessions. The game starts out with a four-minute chess round followed by a two-minute round of throwing punches in the ring. In total, there are six rounds of chess and five rounds of boxing. A competitor can win by a knockout or checkmate or a judge's decision. You can also get disqualified for breaking rules like below the belt shots or taking more than 10 seconds to make a chess move.


Benefits

Obviously this is a very wacky sport and is not recommended for the average person or kid. But if you are a skilled boxer and chess player, this could be a good physical and mental challenge. You will be able to see how well you can think after taking a beating in the ring.


Related Stories:

23 Comments

Related Stories

Micro_real steel micro
Hugh Jackman hits home TV screens on January 24, 2012, with the release of Real Steel on Blu-Ray ...
Micro_gg micro
The oldest and biggest amateur boxing event, known as the Golden Gloves, was held at Madison Squa...
You know Chess? Well, how about spicing it up with a card game twist? Check out our Chessheads re...
Chesspoll

Chess, Checkers or Dragon Chess?

  • Dragon Chess all the way!
  • Checkers is my fave.
  • I'm a classic Chess fan.
  • I'm a Yu-Gi-Oh! duelist!

Sports In The Forums

drowning
drowning posted in Xtreme Sports:
Strength depends on personal build and health. Not gender.
reply 1 day
M702H
M702H posted in Basketball:
Talk about your experiences on your journey to making it to the NBA if you share this dream, and how it is coming along from the beginning to now. I can offer some advice to help along the way whether it be effective workouts or how to excel in your school's basketball team.
reply 1 day
Taidoku
I do dabbing and like to toast bread. 4 time MVP all star dabber, named to the USA dabbing national team. I also toast some mean bread and have 100 Michelin Stars. I also play cricket on a horse, water polo on jellyfish, and do underwater hockey. Nothing too big
reply 5 days
unicornsrule626
[quote="rainbowpoptart "]um.. does getting out of bed count as a sport? OMG I DIED READING THIS  [s:p/1koo] [s:p/1koo]
reply 5 days
rainbowpoptart
um.. does getting out of bed count as a sport?
reply 5 days