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 on epic battle of brain and brawn. Watch men who are in trouble. It’s more than just a sport; It’s sophisticated entertainment and philosophy.

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World Championships 2018
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 of chess boxing, Berlin.

It's sports entertainment!

A boxing fight is a cultural sporting event. You have the arena through a long dark tunnel, and are drawn into a different world, a cave fighting. The mood is intense and captivating. It 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. 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 does not matter where you are. 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’ll be in the ring. The only way you can get is to get to the end of the punches. Look forward to being exhilarated by internationally acclaimed 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

  • Dec




    Intellectual Fight Club IX

    Glashaus • Berlin • Doors 8:00 pm • Tickets Starting at 15€


Intellectual Fight Club

Intellectual Fight Club is a series of urban amateur chess boxing events which was started in May of 2015. We like to think of Intellectual Fight Club as the little brother of our professional series Rougher

The fight for the Intellectual Fight Night. It’s just about becoming a full professional league. But at IFC, we’re open to everyone. Anybody who has been able to get into the ring. Sign up for our newsletter to find out when the next IFC is!