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RANDOM SPORT OF THE DAY – CHESSBOXING


RANDOM SPORT OF THE DAY – CHESSBOXING

Looking for a sport that will allow you to show off your brain as well as your brawn? ChessBoxing could be for you. First envisioned by cartoonist Enki Bilal in 1992, ChessBoxing combines the game of chess with the sport of boxing. A match may be won either by checkmate, knockout, or by judges’ decision. Matches begin with a 4 minute round of chess, followed by a 3 minute round of boxing, and alternate chess and boxing for a total of 11 rounds. Speed chess is used for the chess rounds, forcing competitors to make quick moves, and participants must have Elo rating of at least 1800 to be eligible to compete in a match. The best ChessBoxers have years of both boxing and chess experience.

To learn more about ChessBoxing, visit the World ChessBoxing Organization. For more random sports, get your tickets to see the Reduced Shakespeare Company in The Complete World of Sports (abridged) at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, September 9 – October 3.
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