Who would have thought that such different types of sports can be mixed into teh strangest sports called chess box. There are no limits of human imagination – a crazy idea embodied in the life of the Germans, among whom is chess boxing – this the name symbiosis of these strange sports gaining wide popularity.
Many laugh at these funny sports but when people realize how hard one should train the laughter is usually stopped. They've put together the oldest cogitative game - chess - with a fist fight, taking place in the ring in long-established rules and got the call in its pure form. Remember how 20 years ago people laughed at the triathlon and biathlon. Chess boxing match consists of 11 rounds: five box ones and six chess ones. The bout begins with a 4-minute meeting at the chessboard, followed by minute break, then athletes wear gloves and enter the ring - and a 2-minute scramble begins. Then everything is repeated.
Thus, the chess game continues to 24 minutes - a blitz, in which each of the contestants is given 12 minutes of pure time, but in the ring anything can end up in the past - for example, by knockout.
Now in Germany there are some 40 clubs of chess boxing and the followers of this new sport keep appearing around the world. As the most famous example of the potential chess boxer Schneider leads a British boxer Lennox Lewis, former world champion. "He is very good in chess - Schneider said.
Chess box is quite a young sport. It was thought up in Germany, combining boxing with chess. It would seem a highly intelligent game with a thousand-year history and a fist fight - things are not compatible. But, nevertheless, the game has found its application in many countries around the world. And it has even developed its own fans.
Its rules are simple and original. Championship match at the chess box consists of eleven rounds: six rounds of chess, which lasts for 4 minutes (the time limit for each participant is 12 minutes). And five rounds of boxing for two minutes. Winner is the athlete, who defeated his rival in any of these components: checkmated, the contender knocked out or win on points in boxing part (in the case of a draw, the outcome of a game of chess).