Chess Boxing World

The basic idea in chess boxing is to combine the #1 thinking sport and the #1 fighting sport into a hybrid that demands the most of its competitors – both mentally and physically.

Chess Boxing Organisation of India

In a chess boxing fight two opponents play alternating rounds of chess and boxing. The contest starts with a round of chess, followed by a boxing round, followed by another round of chess and so on.

The Founding of CBOI (Chess Boxing Organisation of India)

CBOI founded under the leadership of renewed martial artist of Indian Sole Sensei Montu Das, a pioneer of kickboxing as International Silver Medalist, Referee & Coach, elected Secretary General, Indian Association of Kickboxing Organisations (WAKO-India)…

What is the Goal of the CBOI

First of all our object is to better promotion of the Chessboxing in all over the India then make a Nation wide recognition of Chessboxing from Indian Olympic Association and Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs, Govt. of India.


The hybrid sport was envisioned in 1992 by cartoonist Enki Bilal, and chess boxing was featured in his graphic novel Froid equateur. Iepe Rubingh brought the concept to life, fighting under the name Iepe the Joker. Rubingh felt the method described in the book, a boxing match followed by a chess match, was impractical. He instead decided on alternating rounds of chess and boxing.

The first Chessboxing Club

The first Chessboxing Club of India and Training begins…. In the month of May 2011, the founder of Chess Boxing Club of Kolkata, Mr. Montu Das was contact to WCBO about Chessboxing for India.

Why interest in Chessboxing

In some sport or martial arts (with respect) is very popular in their field, due to system of ranking by regularly chargeable examination to become senior, may they expert or not, it ok...


For footage please refer to
A documentary on chessboxing by director and producer Mike Richardson

World Chess Boxing Organisation

The sport is governed by the World Chess Boxing Organisation (WCBO), whose strap line is “The smartest toughest (wo)man on the planet.”


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The first Chess Boxing Club of India

In the month of May 2011, the founder of Chess Boxing Club of Kolkata, Mr. Montu Das was contact to WCBO about Chess Boxing for India. Mr. Iepe Rubingh, President, WCBO guided him to start Chess Boxing from club level. 


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