Chessboxing Videos

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NBC's 'Last Call with Carson Daly'

Andrew McGregor, the founder of the LA Chessboxing club, explains the  sport and talks about the first sanctioned bout in North American  history, which he won by checkmate in the 5th round.

About the LA Chessboxing Club

Chessboxing is a new sport in which one 3-minute round of chess is followed by one 3-minute round of boxing and then back to the same chess game against the same opponent. Whoever wins by either checkmate or in the ring first WINS! All events are dedicated to supporting charities and helping people who learn to chessbox become superheroes in their communities by fighting for philanthropy!
      "Take the king or win in the ring"

From the Blog

North America’s First Chessboxing Club Is Born!

January 11th, 2010 by McGregor Hello everyone, Welcome to North America’s first chessboxing club. Here’s a little about why I started the club and what we’re going to do. Technology has reached a point where no human can beat computers at chess and the sport of kings is dominated by machines. The culture of boxing [...]

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News and Upcoming Events

June 08 - 2013

NY Times article and June 8th Gleason's Bout!

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May 20 - 2013

Tickets Available for our 'Beauty and the Beasts' Chessboxing Night at Hollywood's Fortune Gym!

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May 20 - 2013

LA Weekly Covers Our Event!

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April 24 - 2012

Training for charity and our new custom-welded gym!

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July 25 - 2011

LA Chessboxing Team Training Every Saturday at Noon!

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July 25 - 2011

Chessboxing for Charity Night in Fast Company!

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May 02 - 2011

We gave a chessboxing demonstration live on LA's KTLA morning news.

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January 14 - 2011

Marvel vs. DC Chessboxing at The Downtown Independent Theatre Saturday, January 15th starting at 6PM.

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January 14 - 2011

LA Chessboxing Club founder Andrew McGregor featured in American Way Magazine (the in-flight magazine of American Airlines).

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October 15 - 2010

Chessboxing October 17th at The Downtown Independent Theatre in Los Angeles. Doors open at 6 bouts at 7ish. COME ONE COME ALL!!!

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April 06 - 2010

LA Chessboxing Club Founder featured as the cover story on the LA Times Brand X magazine.

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April 01 - 2010

We gave a live demonstration on KTLA's morning news broadcast.

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April 01 - 2010

We are having a Chessboxing 4 Charity event in Hollywood this June.

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March 17 - 2010

The first sanctioned bout in the history of North America was featured in the LA Times' Brand X. Thanks to everyone for coming out and your support.

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October 01 - 2009

We're building up our amateur boxing records in America while working on Chessboxing bouts in Europe.

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October 01 - 2009

Legendary boxing trainer Jesse Reid has started training our fighters

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Rules of LA Chessboxing:

Chessboxing should happen in unusual places.

Fights are to be done in front of friends.

You must fight for a charity.

 

Our Chess and Fighting Partners

» 10/9 Fitness
» Dynamix Martial Arts
» LA Chess Club

Charities We Fight For

» Kanere Refugee Media
» Kilimanjaro Centre for Orphans and Street Children
» RYOT Oklahoma Tornado Victims Fund
» The Tiziano Project