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Thursday, June 23, 2011

London vs Berlin Chess Boxing this Friday

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Hello everyone,

Are you ready for the London vs. Berlin chess boxing event on Friday?

Chessboxers Lukas "Frog" Kosowski (L) and Daniel Rivas Lizarraga (AFP, Johannes Eisele)

Chess-boxing: High-brow bruisers clash for bragging rights

Ryland James (AFP)

BERLIN — They may be from the opposite ends of the sporting spectrum, but the worlds of boxing and chess will collide on Friday to decide whether London or Berlin has the toughest and smartest sportsmen.

Dubbed the Battle of the Cities, Berlin takes on London in Germany's capital with three fighters from each metropolis to square off in chess-boxing -- the sport which combines the strategy of chess with the power and fitness of boxing. You can read the full AFP story at this link and our preview also:

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