LDN Chessboxing - September 2009.
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A photographic account of the hybrid sport, where the winner may be decided by checkmate or Knock Out. September 2009.

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<An Ambulance waits outside the Dome>
<Chess set ready and waiting in the ring>
<A chessboxer with his hand on a piece> <Matt Read preparing for his exhibition bout>
<Andy “The Rock” Costello flexing his muscles> <The boxing ref>
 
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Bout 1.
Matt "Crazy Arms" Read Vs. Tim Woolgar.

<Matt "Crazy Arms" Read> <Chess boxing> <Tim Woolgar.>
<Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh - The sports inventor> <Matt "Crazy Arms" Read Vs. Tim Woolgar>
<Matt "Crazy Arms" Read Vs. Tim Woolgar> <Matt "Crazy Arms" Read Vs. Tim Woolgar>
<Blood, Water and Sweat> <Defensive position>
<Round 3>
<Matt "Crazy Arms" Read Vs. Tim Woolgar>
<Matt "Crazy Arms" Read> <Matt "Crazy Arms" Read Vs. Tim Woolgar> <Matt "Crazy Arms" Read>
<Matt "Crazy Arms" Read Vs. Tim Woolgar> <Matt "Crazy Arms" Read Vs. Tim Woolgar>
<Matt "Crazy Arms" Read> <Blood bucket>
<Round 7>
<Matt "Crazy Arms" Read> <Matt Read wins the Chessboxing Bout>>
<Matt Read wins the Chessboxing Bout>> <Halftime entertainment> <Halftime entertainment>
 
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Bout 2.
Hubert Van Melick (HOLLAND) v Hector Gomez (MEXICO).

<Tim Woolgar> <Hector Gomez> <Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh - The sports inventor>
<Hubert Van Melick (HOLLAND) v Hector Gomez (MEXICO).> <Hubert Van Melick (HOLLAND) v Hector Gomez (MEXICO).>
<Hubert Van Melick (HOLLAND) v Hector Gomez (MEXICO).> <Hubert Van Melick (HOLLAND) v Hector Gomez (MEXICO).>
<Hector Gomez, Chessboxer> <Hubert Van Melick> <Hector Gomez's girl looks on nervously>
<Chess Boxing> <Chessboxing, Boston Dome, Tufnell Park>
<Hubert Van Melick (HOLLAND) v Hector Gomez (MEXICO).>
<Chessboxing>
<Chessboxing> <Lepe Rubingh - The sports inventor>
<Hubert Van Melick (HOLLAND) v Hector Gomez (MEXICO).>
 
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Bout -3.
Andy “The Rock” Costello (GB) v Gianluca “Il Dottore” Sirci (Italy).

<Gianluca Sirci, Chessboxer> <Gianluca “Il Dottore” Sirci> <Andy “The Rock” Costello (GB)>
<Gianluca Sirci, Chessboxer> <Andy “The Rock” Costello (GB) v Gianluca “Il Dottore” Sirci (ITALY).>
<Andy “The Rock” Costello (GB) v Gianluca “Il Dottore” Sirci (ITALY).> <Chessboard being removed from the ring>
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Authors: Photographs and page created by: James Bartosik.
Date of event: October 2009.
Page History: First created: October 11th 2009. Last Revision: n/a. Revision version: 1.0.
Camera and Lenses: Canon 5Dmk2. EF 16-35L f2.8, EF 24-70L f2.8, EF 70-200L IS f2.8.
Locations: Boston Dome, Tufnell Park, London.
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