A sporting hybrid unlike any you’ve ever seenTicket includes exclusive backstage access to meet the chess boxers before the event & a chance to stand ringside with the trainers for a round during the bout.
Who says you can’t have both brains & brawn? It started out as a joke in an Amsterdam art gallery in 2003, but has since flourished into a fully-fledged sporting event. A simple concept really – play 4 minutes of chess, followed by 2 minutes of boxing. The one who reigns victorious does so either by knockout or checkmate. The International Season Finale features Ravil Galiakhmetov (Russia), Mike 'The Bedfordshire Bull' Botteley (UK), Dani Lizarraga (Spain), & Tim 'CSI' Bendfeldt (Germany). There will also be after party DJs & special guest cabaret. It’s a jam-packed night with a punch (apologies, pun intended).
‘I suppose when your rook and queen are forked and your head is spinning from a particularly brutal uppercut, it takes a special kind of inspiration to conjure a winning gambit.’
- London Evening Standard.