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Chess boxing - Wikipedia

Chess boxing, or chessboxing, is a hybrid that combines two traditional pastimes: chess , a cerebral board game, and boxing , a physical sport. The competitors fight in alternating rounds of chess and boxing. Chessboxing was invented by Dutch performance artist Iepe Rubingh . [1] [2] What was initially only thought to be an art performance quickly turned into a fully developed competitive sport. [3] Chessboxing is particularly popular in Germany, the United Kingdom, India, and Russia.