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Chess boxing combines the two titular activities, speed chess and boxing, in a competition that tests participants' mental agility and physical prowess. Matches consist of as many as 11 alternating four-minute chess sessions and two-minute boxing rounds. A competitor can win by knockout, checkmate, judge's decision, or if his opponent's 12 minutes of chess time elapses. The sport, now governed by the World Chess Boxing Organisation, was first envisioned in 1992 by Enki Bilal in what art form? More...
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Chess boxing combines the two titular activities, speed chess and boxing, in a competition that tests participants' mental agility and physical prowess. Matches consist of as many as 11 alternating four-minute chess sessions and two-minute boxing rounds. A competitor can win by knockout, checkmate, judge's decision, or if his opponent's 12 minutes of chess time elapses. The sport, now governed by the World Chess Boxing Organisation, was first envisioned in 1992 by Enki Bilal.
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Chess boxing, or chessboxing, is a hybrid fighting sport (or a hybrid board game) that combines two traditional pastimes: chess, a cerebral board game, and boxing, a physical sport. The competitors fight in alternating rounds of chess and boxing. Chessboxing was invented by Dutch performance artist Iepe Rubingh.[1][2] What was initially only thought to be an art performance quickly turned into a fully developed competitive sport.[3] Chessboxing is particularly popular in Germany, Great Britain, India and Russia.

History

Rubingh’s idea to create a new sport fusing the two disciplines, chess and boxing, originates from the 1992 comic Froid Équateur—written by French comic book artist Enki Bilal (born Enes Bilalović)—that portrays a chessboxing world championship. In the comic book version, however, the opponents fight an entire boxing match before they face each other in a game of chess. Finding this to be impractical, Rubingh developed the idea further until it turned into the competitive sport that chessboxing is today with alternating rounds of chess and boxing and a detailed set of rules and regulations.[4] An earlier version of combining chess and boxing was said to have taken place in a boxing club outside London in the late 1970s. The Robinson brothers were in the habit of playing a round of chess against one another after a training session at their boxing club. However, no direct correlation can be made between the Robinson brothers’ chess playing and chessboxing.[5] The same goes for the Kung-Fu movie Mystery of Chessboxing (1979) as well as the Wu-Tang Clan's song "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'" (1993).

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ENKI BILAL

BORN
1951

HOMETOWN
Belgrade, Yugoslavia

LIVES AND WORKS
Paris, Franc



Enki Bilal is a prominent graphic artist belonging to the bandes dessinees—a qualification of comic artists interested in the form as criticism—inspired by global tension, often channeling science fiction and the brooding speculation of post-communist politics. Bilal began collaborating with writer Pierre Christin in the early 1970s, predominantly on graphic novels that combined comic strips with photographs. He would go on to work on films, theater sets, costumes, and opera later in his career. Bilal’s images are dense, magically realistic with dark backgrounds, bleak emotional emphasis, and intensely layered narratives. Attempting to destabilize the comic, Bilal put more emphasis on the written text and interior voices in order to augment the role of the reader.


Enki Bilal - Le sommeil du monstre


Bilal’s most well-known trilogy of novels, Nikopol, took over ten years to create and was turned into a video game in 2008. The final chapter of Nikopol won Best Book of the Year from Lire magazine in 1993, the first time a comic had been granted such an honor. Bilal was also awarded the Adamson Award for the Best International Comic Book Cartoonist in 1999, and the International Horror Guild Award in 2006 for Best Illustrated Narrative. The artist had a solo exhibition at the Louvre Museum in Paris in 2012, and debuted his video “Inbox” at the 2015 Venice Biennale. He continues to appear regularly in international contemporary art auctions.

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