Pugelistic Chess

Yes, in a new twist to make chess more interesting, or possibly boxing less dangerous – the World Chessboxing Organisation steps up…

Basically instead of 13 rounds of 2 muscular men pounding each other with padded mittens – now every other round of boxing is replaced with the more intellectual sport of chess.

Yes, Chess.

That game with the little pieces on board of 64 squares.

Now what effect being pounded in a boxing match will have on your ability to play a planned strategy game could make for interesting studies – but can you imagine what Pay-Per-View on Sky will make of it… people don’t watch boxing for the intellectual challenge…