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Chessboxing goes Russia
2009

The Siberian Chess Boxing Organisation (SCBO) in cooperation with the World Chess Boxing Organisation (WCBO) proudly present:
Chessboxing goes Russia – first tournament in Krasnoyarsk

When Nikolay Sazhin won the world championship in the light heavyweight division in July 2008 it was obvious that Russia would play an im portant role in chessboxing. Sazhin returned with the belt and the vision to spread this sport in Siberia. As a consequence the SCBO was founded by the champion, Roman Lavrenov and Vladimir Makarov.

The idea of chessboxing originates from the comic “froid equateur “(literally ‘cold equator’) by Enki Bilal. Chessboxing was initially conceived by the Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh as an artistic performance in which the themes of a healthy spirit in a healthy body and aggression management played a role. After just a short period of time, an opportunity arose to further develop the chessboxing concept into a serious sport in collaboration with experts from the German and Dutch chess and boxing federations.

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