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Robert Richardson
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From the web site:

"The basic idea in chessboxing is to combine the no.1 thinking sport and the no.1 fighting sport into a hybrid that demands the most of its competitors – both mentally and physically."

http://site.wcbo.org/content/e14/index_en.html
 
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Separates the men from the boys.
 
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Must really suck when a rook punches you in the nose.

(Oh, wait, you box against your opponent? And not the chess pieces? Never mind then.)
 
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Drat, just when you think you have found something new and interested (read odd) it turns out you are three months too late
 
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Zoompet wrote:
Drat, just when you think you have found something new and interested (read odd) it turns out you are three months too late


Yeah, well... I posted it the same day back then (saw it on Fark) and then noticed that there was a thread just a couple below about it so I deleted mine.
 
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Now that's what I call Frankengaming
 
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I'm proposing GoSkydiving next, then!
 
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Of course, the BGG version would be Puerto RiCapoeira.
 
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I can't believe that anyone stupid enough to box would be smart enough to play a decent game of chess. At least not for long.
 
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Does anyone know about when this originated ?

I myself think this is actually an idea of Enki Bilal (Nikopol Trilogy, third volume IIRC) which would make it date from about end of 1997/beginning of 1998.

Or did he get this (crazy but fun) idea from somewhere else ?
 
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arnest_r wrote:
Does anyone know about when this originated ?

I myself think this is actually an idea of Enki Bilal (Nikopol Trilogy, third volume IIRC) which would make it date from about end of 1997/beginning of 1998.

Or did he get this (crazy but fun) idea from somewhere else ?


I believe that is the origins of the idea, a comic book.

By the way, Chessboxing is now getting some media attention. CNN and Time Magazine did articles on it, and it is being discussed on the IAGO Abstractgamers forum (see this thread for links to other articles):
http://abstractgamers.org/forums/comments.php?DiscussionID=2...
 
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