Rules To Play Chess Boxing
Chess boxing is a hybrid fighting sport that combines two traditional sports, chess and boxing.
1. Chess boxing
Chess boxing is a mixed sport which puts together the sport of boxing with games of chess in every other round. Chess boxing fights have been done since early 2003. The sport was started when Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh, given the idea by a similar sport in the writing of Enki Bilal, started actual matches. The sport has become more well known since then.To do well at chess boxing, players must be both good chess players and good boxers.
2. Structure and rules
A match between two players is made up of up to eleven rounds of boxing and chess sessions, starting with a fourminute chess round followed by two minutes of boxing and so on.Between rounds there is a one minute pause, during which the players change their gear. The form of chess played is speed chess in which each player has a total of twelve minutes for the whole game. Players may win by knocking out the other player, checkmate, a judges choice, or if the other player runs out of chess time.If a player does not make a move in the round of chess, he will be given a warning by the referee and he must then make a move in the next 10 seconds.
Rubinghs idea to create a new sport fusing the two disciplines, chess and boxing, originates from the 1992 comic Froid
4. Object Of The Game
The object of chess boxing is to either beat your opponent in alternate rounds of chess or boxing. Matches can be won from either discipline with the chess coming down to check mate or forfeit and the boxing in either a stoppage or points decision.
5. Players And Equipment
Players go head to head in chess boxing and the match starts with a four minute round of chess. The players then go into the ring for a three minute round of boxing before again returning to the chess board. The match consists of 11 rounds in all (6 rounds of chess and 5 rounds of boxing) with 1 minute intervals between rounds.Each player has boxing gloves which are removed for the chess round. Head phones are given to the players when taking part in chess so not hear advice from the audience. The chess side of the game is played out over a 12 minute clock and is essentially
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