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Friday, November 29, 2013

Chess Boxing Features in 'Photo of the Day' Pick on Russia & India Report News Website

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013

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There is a very special bond that India and Russia share which includes chess! Former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand has said that he was greatly influenced by the Russian system of chess, and recently, even praised Russian chess in the McKinsey Essay. So, we were happy to find this 'Photo of the Day' in the Russia & India Report news website today! Happy chess surprise!

Nikolay Sazhin (L) of Russia competes against Italy's Gianluca Sirci during their heavyweight World Championship chessboxing match in Moscow November 28, 2013. Chessboxing alternates between a round of chess and a round of boxing in three minute intervals, and demands the most of its competitors, both mentally and physically. Picture taken November 28, 2013. Source: Reuters

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