Chessboxing isn’t a fictional sport but rather a real one that just might be the weirdest and geekiest ever. Simply put, each “match starts with a round of chess, followed by one of boxing, then another one of chess, and so on. There are 11 rounds, six of chess and five of boxing, with chess rounds of 4 minutes and boxing rounds of 3 minutes.” Continue reading for a video and more information.

While chess may seem like the easy part of chessboxing, players say it’s hard to keep a cool head after you’ve been in a fight, and that your adrenaline is actually working against you. The competitor who manages to keep a clearer head has the most chances of winning a match.

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