Chessboxing

Today’s episode of the CBC programme, Dispatches, features a segment on chessboxing in London, UK. Click here to listen now.

Chessboxing was invented in 1992 and has been growing rapidly in the last few years.

The game features a 12-minute speed chess game, played in six 4-minute rounds, alternating with five 3-minute boxing rounds. The game is won by knockout, checkmate, flag, or judges’ decision.

And here is a video featuring Andrew McGregor, the founder of the Los Angeles Chessboxing Club.

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