The Premier Combination Sport
A combination of the premier thinking sport and the premier fighting sport. ChessBoxing is a combined discipline that demands proficiency in chess and boxing. Contestants compete in a boxing ring, alternating four minute rounds of chess with three minute rounds of boxing. A full-length contest consists of a total of 11 rounds, comprising a maximum six rounds of chess and five rounds of boxing. The bout can be decided by either a victory in Chess or a victory in boxing, in the simplest sense, by checkmate or knock-out! The sport is managed by a network of national organisations affiliated to the WCBO based in Berlin.