The Germans have combined the two, literally round-by-round.
The rules are simple. There is one round of chess – and then one round of boxing. Punching power alternating with brainpower.
If you are wondering how they can move the pieces with their boxing gloves on, well, they take them off before the rounds of chess.
All in all, you have 11 rounds in which to either checkmate your opponent – or knock them out.
The first ever championship is being hosted in Berlin. Chess boxing has become so popular that it is now being taught in German schools. And we though the Swiss were weird.
Thats pretty interesting. I’ll try to get a video on youtube or something.
A comment on the weirdness of this type of event. I believe that there is no weirder, stranger, excentric and freakier group of people than the good-old Germans. I don’t mean to offend 🙂
Found a link for this stuff
Even Lennox Lewis is kinda into it.
Thanks for the link, it is the shiznit.
But I think that the Dutch are certainly up there as far as “weird” Europeans go. Oh, and let’s not forget the Greeks…