I've made jokes about "full-contact chess" in the past, but chess boxing makes it a reality. It's just like it sounds: speed chess and boxing, taking alternate rounds for a total of eleven, with a 60-second reprieve between each. Wins can be done by checkmate, KO, TKO, decision, or disqualification if a chess round passes without a move. It is an interesting mash up of a brutal athletic event and academic prowess, where either one can win the game. A champion boxer literally wins by beating his opponent until he can no longer stand, and chess it a gentleman's game practiced by nobility and military geniuses alike. The sport was first envisioned in the early 90's, while the first professional bouts were held in 2003.
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