Sunday, October 09, 2005

Chessboxing: The Ultimate in Multitasking!

I'm sure the Ancient Persians had just this in mind when they invented chess! I, too, was unaware that experts in Chess and Boxing could bring their talents together in one sport: yes, it's Chessboxing and it really exists. This mighty smart sport even has its very own champion -- the Bulgarian Tihomir 'Tiger' Titschko is Europe's first-ever Heavyweight Chessboxing Champion. Chessboxers go through interchanging four-minute-rounds of chess and two-minute boxing rounds, thus "demand[ing] the most of its competitors - both mentally and physically," according to the World Chess Boxing Organization. Of course, the drawbacks of the sport are immediately obvious -- I mean, you can't stay at the top of an intelligence game when every 2 minutes your brain cells are being knocked out!

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