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International chess boxing tournament

A new hybrid sport combining chess and boxing that alternates in three-minute rounds

International chess boxing tournament
Crowds watch a bout of chessboxing at the Scala nightclub on March 10, 2012 in London, England. A new hybrid sport combining chess and boxing in alternate 3 minute rounds, the winner is the one who knocks out or checkmates their opponent first. (Getty Images)
International chess boxing tournament
A player makes his move during a bout of chessboxing at the Scala nightclub on March 10, 2012 in London, England. A new hybrid sport combining chess and boxing in alternate 3 minute rounds, the winner is the one who knocks out or checkmates their opponent first. (Getty Images)
International chess boxing tournament
Mike 'The Bedfordshire Bull Botteley' (left) takes on Chris 'The General' Levy during a Chessboxing bout at the Scala nightclub on March 10, 2012 in London, England. A new hybrid sport combining chess and boxing in alternate 3 minute rounds, the winner is the one who knocks out or checkmates their opponent first. (Getty Images)
International chess boxing tournament
Andy 'The Rock' Costello punches Nikolay 'The Siberian Express' Sazhin during a bout of chessboxing at the Scala nightclub on March 10, 2012 in London, England. A new hybrid sport combining chess and boxing in alternate 3 minute rounds, the winner is the one who knocks out or checkmates their opponent first. (Getty Images)
International chess boxing tournament
Mike 'The Bedfordshire Bull Botteley' (left) takes on Chris 'The General' Levy during a Chessboxing bout at the Scala nightclub on March 10, 2012 in London, England. A new hybrid sport combining chess and boxing in alternate 3 minute rounds, the winner is the one who knocks out or checkmates their opponent first. (Getty Images)
International chess boxing tournament
Attila 'The Hungarian' Por thinks through a move during a Chessboxing bout at the Scala nightclub on March 10, 2012 in London, England. A new hybrid sport combining chess and boxing in alternate 3 minute rounds, the winner is the one who knocks out or checkmates their opponent first. (Getty Images)
International chess boxing tournament
The heavyweight title belt hangs on the ropes before the start of a fight on March 10, 2012 in London, England. A new hybrid sport combining chess and boxing in alternate 3 minute rounds, the winner is the one who knocks out or checkmates their opponent first. (Getty Images)
International chess boxing tournament
Fans react during a bout of chessboxing at the Scala nightclub on March 10, 2012 in London, England. A new hybrid sport combining chess and boxing in alternate 3 minute rounds, the winner is the one who knocks out or checkmates their opponent first. (Getty Images)