Chessboxing World Championship

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  1. Better Every Day

    Better Every Day Jo Jo Calderwood avatar Platinum Member

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    Sure, you have a mean uppercut. But can you force a checkmate?

    From article:
    "Chessboxing, for those who haven’t already guessed, combines the two ancient sports of boxing and chess... into something new and exciting. In this 'sport of Kings' (and Queens, and Pawns) opponents attempt to defeat each other by 'hook or by rook' as they alternate between rounds of chess and boxing until victory comes by way of checkmate or knockout."

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    BRAWN MEETS PAWN AT THE CHESSBOXING CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD
    FIGHTLAND BLOG
    By Charlie Gilmour

    http://fightland.vice.com/blog/brawn-meets-pawn-at-the-chessboxing-championship-of-the-world
     
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  2. Sano

    Sano Black Belt

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    Fascinating.
     
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  3. Hagelslag2

    Hagelslag2 Brown Belt

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    I didin't know this thing was still going. It was all over the news here in the Netherlands when they held the first match.
     
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    Better Every Day Jo Jo Calderwood avatar Platinum Member

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    Ha!
    Looks like a mod actually moved this thread OUT of the wasteland where I posted it. I wonder how often that happens!
     
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    Better Every Day Jo Jo Calderwood avatar Platinum Member

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    This showed up today in my twitter feed, and I couldn't find a date on the article the first time I looked, so I just hoped that it showed up today because it was a current article. Now, looking harder for a date, I finally found one near the bottom of the page: 2014. So maybe this isn't still ongoing.
     
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    Reyesnuthugr Dominick Reyes Belt

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    I wonder if you could teach a talented mid-level pro, one who couldn't make it to champion, but still was an exciting, promising prospect, defensive chess good enough to stall for JUST ONE ROUND of chess. Then it would go to boxing and he'd destroy EVERYONE in like, 14 seconds. People might start tuning in, giving the sport mass audience attention if they could get a name in there.

    If they could come up with a computer generated algorithm for someone like Mayorga to stall for a guaranteed round of chess, that would be so awesome. Yeah, I think this is where former champions should go. A lot safer than staying in boxing well past your prime.
     
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    From what ive seen the trend usually actually swings the other pole: fight really cautiously and the chance of getting KOed is almost nil, whereas its a lot harder to 'stall' in chess as checkmate is pretty much inevitable as a game goes on.
     
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  9. DoctorTaco

    DoctorTaco Breadhead

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    I'd want to play ultra defensive chess and beat the brains out of my opponent
     
  10. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    I've always wanted to try this. I'm an okay striker and was ~1900 in chess at my peak (better at blitz), I think I could do well.

    Some of the guys who do this internationally are no joke though. There was one Bulgarian cat I saw who was like 2300 FIDE and had a pretty good amateur boxing career just eating guys up.
     
  11. manlyseaeagle

    manlyseaeagle Blue Belt

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    Thats me unless it's a tall opponent lol
     
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    My dad would have ruled this sport in his prime lol
     
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    Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt Platinum Member

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