Jul 8, 2008

Checkmate, TKO

In my daily news browsing I came across a sports article that intrigued me. It's a new sport called Chessboxing which combines the pugilist art with the game of kings. Participants engage in a round of chess for four minutes, then put on the gloves and beat each other for a three minute round. The game continues until checkmate, knockout, or points are awarded after eleven rounds have been played.

When I first saw this I was perplexed, but after much thought I think this is one big bag of awesome. I love chess, although I haven't played it in years, and I used to be a big fan of boxing before it became the abortion it is now. Combining the two though; is like chocolate and peanut butter. I can't think of a more physically grueling sport than boxing or a more cerebral challenge than chess, so it works well. I so want to play this sport.

I think we should have a Monopoly/Pole Dancing competition for the ladies. You know to combine the skill of negotiation with....oh I don't know. It just seemed appropriate for reasons I don't understand.

"Why waltz with a guy for 10 rounds if you can knock him out in one?" - Rocky Marciano

Chess boxers slug it out


SareBeth said...

It would one dork trying to punch another nerd. Lots of tape on those glasses.

Claire said...

Monopoly and pole dancing? Finally, a sport I can get on board with ;)


Mattbear said...

I say yes to combination sports like this. I especially like your Monopoly/Pole Dancing suggestion.

I suggest Trivial Pursuit/Football. Teams gain yardage for each correct answer and get penalized for wrong ones (questions answered between downs), and get a first down for every "pie" piece earned.
Basically, it's nerd revenge on the jocks.

JLee said...

What a paradox! I like the Monopoly idea, although I'm not sure how that would work? ha
Works in theory, right?

the biggest perv in Canada said...

The great thing about Monopoly/Poledancing is that you can have many players, not just two. I would pay good money to see that sport. Ladies, how 'bout you put a game together. Miss Ash, Rawbean, I'm looking in your direction. Claire seems to be onboard too.

Miss Ash said...

What a weird combo I guess the nerds want to be cool...well if one considers boxing a cool sport. I think it's kinda silly to purposefully get a brain injury.

As for the pole dancing/monopoly. I haven't done either in years :P

zab said...

Ooh, I know, how about we do a 'disappearing card trick' with your amex and then do laundry while barefoot and pregnant?