For those who have never witnessed the game, it may be quite confusing, where the players are required to play six rounds of chess and five rounds of boxing. Each round of boxing would last for three minues and it is the fast chess rule, which would be used for chess. A minute break is given after each round, so that the players can shift their focus to another sport.
Andy, a chessboxer supporter, in this nnis video said, “I enjoyed it. I am pumped. It is a nice cross between raw aggression and intellectual combat.” One of the players, who participated in the ring, Brian said, “Even though, I lost today. I gave it my all and the fight went all distance, gave the crowd everything they wanted.”
The game seems to be a challenging one and one needs lot of concentration and determination in such games. It is a battle of the brains and the brawn. You have to be good at both the sports, if you are to be successful in it. Not many would be able to master both the sports at one go. The result of the game can also be decided by knockouts (boxing) or a checkmate (chess).
Is it not a fascinating sight to see chess being played on a boxing ring. With the live commentary in the backdrop during the chess game, the players cover their ears with headphones, so they are not distracted and are able to focus on their game. Especially in chess, little distraction here or there could result in a loss.