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Chess boxing

Chess boxing is a hybrid sport that combines chess with boxing in alternating rounds. The sport was invented by Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh, who was inspired by a French comic book Le Froid Equateur by artist and filmmaker Enki Bilal. Chess boxing is a fast growing sport, with large followings in Berlin and London, where most events take place. Several other chessboxing events have taken place around the world, including in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Nantes (France), Reykjavík (Iceland), Amsterdam, Calcutta (India) and Krasnoyarsk (Russia). Participants must be skilled as both boxers and chess players, as a match may be won either way.
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17 Oct 2012 11:17:00
79 year old Constance Ngubane spars in the ring as she takes part in a “Boxing Gogos” (Grannies) training session hosted by the A Team Gym in Cosmo City in Johannesburg on September 19, 2017. (Photo by Gulshan Khan/AFP Photo)

79 year old Constance Ngubane spars in the ring as she takes part in a “Boxing Gogos” (Grannies) training session hosted by the A Team Gym in Cosmo City in Johannesburg on September 19, 2017. The grandmothers, many of whom are over 70 have been training with coach Claude Maphosa and claim that they no longer suffer from the ailments they had before, and are stronger than ever. The grannies travel from all over Cosmo City for the twice weekly sessions. Coach Maphosa is in the process of planning events in other areas for grannies who have been inspired by the story, to join in. (Photo by Gulshan Khan/AFP Photo)
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21 Sep 2017 08:52:00


In this photo illustration, an endangered Chinese box turtle which hatched at Bristol Zoo is placed on a box of matches on August 12, 2008 in Bristol, England. It weighs just 15 grams and measures around 4cm long whereas an adult box turtle weighs around 800 grams, measures around 16 cm long and can live up to 50 years. Chinese box turtles are hunted for their meat for use in medicine or as pets and have been listed as endangered on the International Union for Endangered Species Red List. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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09 Jul 2011 12:16:00
In this photo taken on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Omar Hassan poses in front of his creation “Breaking Through Milano” in his studio in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Antonio Calanni/AP Photo)

In this photo taken on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Omar Hassan poses in front of his creation “Breaking Through Milano” in his studio in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Antonio Calanni/AP Photo)
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01 Oct 2016 11:09:00
Fr Pierre Pepper (C) warms up before his amateur boxing match in the town of Banagher in County Offaly March 15, 2015. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

Fr Pierre Pepper (C) warms up before his amateur boxing match in the town of Banagher in County Offaly March 15, 2015. Fr Pepper has spent the last two months training for an amateur boxing match to raise proceeds for charity. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)
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17 Mar 2015 12:08:00
A girl looks at other children practicing on a boxing ring during an exercise session at a boxing school, in the Mare favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2, 2016. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)

A girl looks at other children practicing on a boxing ring during an exercise session at a boxing school, in the Mare favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2, 2016. For many young residents the Luta Pela Paz (Fight For Peace) academy offers a glimpse of an alternative: a chance to build discipline and self-esteem through boxing and martial arts. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)
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19 Jun 2016 10:00:00
Arisha, 9, takes instructions from coach Younus Qambrani during an exercise session at the first women's boxing coaching camp in Karachi, Pakistan February 19, 2016. (Photo by Akhtar Soomro/Reuters)

Arisha, 9, takes instructions from coach Younus Qambrani during an exercise session at the first women's boxing coaching camp in Karachi, Pakistan February 19, 2016. For the past six months about a dozen girls, aged 8 to 17, have gone to the Pak Shine Boxing Club after school to practice their jabs, hooks and upper cuts. (Photo by Akhtar Soomro/Reuters)
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01 Mar 2016 09:46:00
In this January 24, 2017 photo, boxer Idamerys Moreno wraps a bandage on her hand before a training session at a sports center in Havana, Cuba. Boxing has long been an athletic engine for Cuba, which has won 72 Olympic medals in that category but women are not allowed to box. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)

In this January 24, 2017 photo, boxer Idamerys Moreno wraps a bandage on her hand before a training session at a sports center in Havana, Cuba. Boxing has long been an athletic engine for Cuba, which has won 72 Olympic medals in that category but women are not allowed to box. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)
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02 Feb 2017 04:21:00