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Those little pieces can be hard to move with gloves on.
If you’re wondering what kind of crossover there could possibly be between people who like chess and people who like boxing, the World Chess Boxing Organization (WCBO) estimate that there are currently about 150,000 potential chess boxers. Of course, the WCBO haven’t reached anywhere near that potential yet, with the number of competitive boxers currently closer to 75. But since the sport has only been around for nine years, it’s still early days.