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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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Chess is Awesome

Why play chess? Why teach chess? Why sponsor chess? Watch the 90 second video Chess is Awesome starring Ted Winick, President, Chess Institute of Canada; and friends Theadora, Joseph and Mary.

Executive Producer and Script: Ted Winick; Consultant: David Cohen; Director of Photography: Carlos Esteves. Copyright 2011 by Chess Institute of Canada.

The World Premiere was at the Annex Chess Club, Toronto, Canada, on Monday, February 14, 2011.

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Reunion – Chess as Performance Art

One of the performance art pieces in the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Reunion 2010, featured a synthesis of chess and electronic music. The chess board was wired to electronic music feeds so that the moves on the board opened and closed the channels of electronic music being generated by musicians on stage.

After the match between WGM Jennifer Shahade and GM Pascal Charbonneau, several members of the Annex Chess Club were on hand to facilitate the audience-participation portion of the performance, a joint effort of the Chess Institute of Canada and the Greater Toronto Chess League.

Audience Participation at Reunion 2010
Audience participation at the performance
©2010 by the photographer, Erik Malmsten
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