Friday, April 11, 2008

Chessboxing

From my correspondent in London (thanks David :)) I was directed to this article on BBC online of yesterday, that is a must to share with my chessboard friends.
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Boxers play chess in new UK sport


Opponents compete over the chessboard then hit each other in the boxing ring in a combination sport being introduced to north London. Chessboxing features alternate rounds of chess and boxing, with the winner decided by either knockout, checkmate or a judge's decision after 11 rounds. The first UK chessboxing club has begun at Islington Boxing Club in Archway.
Founder Tim Woolgar said: "Boxing requires tactical thinking, a skill that is vital to playing chess." Read all article here.

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