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Chess Boxing Is A Real Thing And It's Exactly What It Sounds Like!

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While boxing is a competition of strength and stamina, the game of chess is more of a battle of wits!

But have you ever wondered what would happen if you combined the two for one hybrid sport??

Yeah, us neither. But apparently a few people in the UK did as they came up with the idea of chess boxing!

Matt "Crazy Arms" Reid explains the sport that combines brain and brawn, and it's basically exactly what it sounds like!

Two fighters step into the ring for boxing rounds that are three minutes long. Between each round, the two opponents play four minute rounds of "blitz" chess, which means they have to move their pieces as quickly as possible!

So how do you end a match of chess boxing? Well, it's pretty simple actually. To come out victorious, you either have to win at chess or knock out your opponent!!

Honestly, we're not sure which aspect of this game sounds more grueling: The fighting, or the chess!

But we're pretty sure either one would make our heads hurt!

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Melanie C. & Emma Bunton Duet So Well! LISTEN HERE!!

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Welly well well!

Sporty and Baby Spice have fused their musical flavors to cook up this inneresting version of I Knew Him So Well from short-lived musical Chess (above)!

Emma Bunton lends her sweet falsetto to the 1980s tune, which is to be featured on Melanie C.'s forthcoming album Stages.

Hmm, we wonder what OTHER theater classics Mel is gonna tackle on this collection of Broadway-based tunes? Obviously we ADORE anything related to musicals, and cannot wait to hear the album in FULL this September!

And then Viva Forever, and then SPICE GIRLS TOUR, right guys?!?!??! Right.

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Ashton Kutcher's Latest Tweet Sure Sounds Like It's About Demi!

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Are U trying to tell us that U were bored with UR marriage, Ashton?

Earlier this morning, Ashton Kutcher tweeted the following quote from world-famous chess champion Garry Kasparov:

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France Accuses Their Own Players Of Cheating At Chess

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Whoa.

The French Chess Federation has accused its own players of cheating during last year's Chess Olympiad in Russia.

The players accused of cheating are grandmasters Sébastien Feller, ranked No. 5 in France, Arnaud Hauchard, No. 16, and Cyril Marzolo, an international master, who is ranked No. 46.

So far, there are no details about how the players may have cheated, but it's a pretty big deal for a national federation to accuse its own players of cheating.

Yikes. We're curious to find out how these players cheated and how the federation found out.

Thoughts?

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Chess Prodigy Lands G-Star Campaign

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Magnus Carlsen, a 19 year old Norwegian chess phenom, has found himself modeling alongside Liv Tyler in the latest G-Star campaign.

Inneresting choice. He's definitely got a different look to him.

What do U think of Magnus???

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