Chessboxing Events

From hot combats to cool calculations, this sporting event is in a league of its own. Frenzied rhythms, psychedelic lights and thrilling commentary underscore an epic battle of brain and brawn. Watch men who draw strength in an instant and aim it where it’s needed. It’s more than just a sport; it’s sophisticated entertainment and philosophy.


Featured event

Oct

Sat

14

2017

World Championships 2017
Intellectual Fight Night III | Berlin

Columbiahalle • Berlin • Doors 8:00 pm • Tickets available soon

The battle of the smartest and toughest on the planet.

The professional world championships will once again take place in the home city of chess boxing, Berlin.


It's sports entertainment!

A chess boxing fight is a cultural sporting event. You enter the arena through a long dark tunnel, and are drawn into a different world, a cave fighting. The mood is intense and captivating. There is the quiet, yet insistent, ticking of a clock, low throbbing music echoing the beat of your own heart. It’s a fight, but it’s music, lights and state of the art technology. And then there’s the chant booming at you, driving the audience and the fighters into a frenzy of excitement: “Men will fight, kings will fall, by the end of the night one will stand before all.”

 

The fighters enter. They’re tough, they’re smart, and they’re out to win. It’s thrilling. It will make you want to get up and join in. But unless you’re trained, don’t. You’ll only get hurt. Once the fight begins, the commentary is emotional yet analytical. It leads you through the moves of the fight, the pitfalls of a chess game and the consequences of every move.

 

You feel as though you are in the ring – almost in the fighter’s head. The only way you could feel closer to the athletes, is if you were on the receiving end of the punches. Look forward to being exhilarated by internationally acclaimed set designers and music by Junkie XL. It’s a sporting event, but it’s also a mind-blowing spectacle.

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With a Shakespearean quote, the ring announcer opens the fights.

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The audience awaiting the fighters.

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Emotional, yet analytical commentary leads through the moves of the fight.


Upcoming events

  • Apr

    Fri

    07

    2017

    Intellectual Fight Club VII
    Berlin

    TBA • Berlin • Doors 8:00 pm • Tickets TBA

  • Jun

    Fri

    02

    2017

    Intellectual Fight Club VIII
    Berlin

    Kühlhaus • Berlin • Doors 8:00 pm • Tickets tba

  • Dec

    Fri

    15

    2017

    Intellectual Fight Club IX
    Berlin

    Kühlhaus • Berlin • Doors 8:00 pm • Tickets tba


Intellectual Fight Club

Intellectual Fight Club is a series of urban amateur chessboxing events which began in May of 2015. We like to think of Intellectual Fight Club as the little brother of our professional series Intellectual Fight Nights, and because of this, these chessboxing events are much smaller and rougher!

The best competitors from all over the world fight at the Intellectual Fight Night. It’s even on its way to becoming a full on professional league. But at IFC, we are open to everyone. Anybody who has been seriously training for at least six months can get into the ring. Sign up to our newsletter to find out when the next IFC is!

 

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