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There's A Sport Where You Play Chess Then Punch Someone In The Face (With Vids)

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posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

I agree,

Also concussions...

Would have given it a try before my neck surgery,now it's not worth paralysis...

~meathead




posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:05 PM
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The tittle of the thread alone made me laugh, not to mention the videos. Thanks for posting this!

S&F



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: VictorVonDoom

I don't play as often as I used to,I don't like playing computer algorithm's or people online. I prefer over the board games.

And yes I agree, in tournament play it is much better to avoid the gambit's, there is always a refutation and they are sure to have studied it.

Respectfully,
~meathead



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:13 PM
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originally posted by: swanne
a reply to: VictorVonDoom


advance on the queenside


Yes, that's the natural reaction - this is why I do my castling on the king side!

The enemy is forced to advance on the queenside, meanwhile my king is safely waiting at the kingside.




That's the kind of game I like. Defend my King on the kingside while attacking the neglected pieces on queenside. The king itself is a good defender, and you follow Nimzovich's advice, "Defend only against direct threats." Don't make a defensive move "in case your opponent tries ..."

A passed pawn marching down your opponent's queenside has put the brakes on many a kingside attack.

I understand where your coming from, though. When I'm playing the Stonewall, the center is frozen it's a methodical buildup of pieces on the kingside until the time is right to strike. But I still have to watch out for my opponent breaking through on the queenside.

It's like a chess game.



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:15 PM
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I have been playing chess forever , and I am decent chess.com rating as high as 1750 when I play 10 min or longer games.

I have no idea what you guys are talking about with these different openings lol.

If I am white it is k pawn out 2, is thats kings gambit?



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:20 PM
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originally posted by: goou111
I have been playing chess forever , and I am decent chess.com rating as high as 1750 when I play 10 min or longer games.

I have no idea what you guys are talking about with these different openings lol.

If I am white it is k pawn out 2, is thats kings gambit?


I've played enough chess and pool to know when someone is trying to hustle me.



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:24 PM
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Seriously.. I play chess a lot..I have never studied any openings , and have only really heard of kings and queens gambit.

But I seriously do not know what they are lol. i could google it I guess but I was never that interested lol.



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:34 PM
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a reply to: goou111

Google wouldn't hurt in this case. We could explain it, but pictures would be helpful if you're not familiar with chess notation.

As for me, this thread has inspired me to break out the Novag and play a 40/2. Got wine in the fridge, a box of Ingot cigars, I'll slip a blu ray in the drive for background noise, and make a night of it. Y'all have fun.



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:36 PM
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I think Mike Tyson on his prime would beat any grand master.



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 05:54 PM
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Lol that's cool, i had to see the vid to believe it haha looks so good



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: ADAMandEVIL

Very Cool! I never heard of that ever. Thanks for bringing that to us.

I had no idea chess could be a contact sport!




posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:23 AM
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Does this mean that fencing can no longer be called physical chess?



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 01:08 AM
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a reply to: JDeLattre89

Fencing is an art, physical chess is an excellent way to describe it.

MMA or Jujitsu or boxing could all be described as " physical chess".


And yes I would by a ticket too see
Joyce Gracie vs. Putin in a chess/MMA bout!

~meathead



posted on Jan, 14 2017 @ 02:10 AM
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a reply to: ADAMandEVIL
Seems alright. At least they trying to make chess more fun, always thought the game was to slow. In fact playing chess was always like playing street fighter the video game, only in extremely slow motion, most times you lose interest before the game is even half done.

This chessboxing seems like a gentleman game, I don't get the rules though, from what I seen in the op. They go 4 rounds alternating between chess and boxing and the best out of 4 wins? Unless there is a KO or something. They probably need to work on the rules, and technicalities.

But hey it is a bit more classy then extreme arm wrestling. I always though that in x-arm wrestling being tied to the other guys hand like that you cant necessarily generate enough force to do to much damage, but more then a few seem to be knocked out cold even with that handicap rule in place. Definitely chess boxing is a gentleman's sport.

Extreme arm wrestling to chess boxing. What will they think of next, maybe monopoly or even jenga boxing. Jenga, Jenga, Jenga, two go in one may comes out.



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