Check-mate or punch in the face? It’s Chess Boxing

You’d swear this was made up, but according to the Times Online (so it must be true) the ancient sport of Chess Boxing comes from Germany, where Bavarians spend their time castling, sacrificing and punching each other in the face.

The game combines chess, with boxing. Obviously. It consists of 11 rounds, 6 of which are 12 minute chess playing rounds, and 5 rounds of boxing. You can win the match by check-mating your opponent, or knocking him spark out!

They even have their own website, will wonders never cease?

The funny thing is, I once performed a sliding tackle against my nephew in a game of chess to stop him taking my Queen. So I’ve been playing full contact chess for years. I’m ahead of the game alright 😉

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Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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