Battle of the Cities London vs Berlin

24 June 2011 - Tape Club, Berlin

Clenched fists, concentrating heads, and feverish fans. For the first time in the history of chessboxing, two groups faced off: The Chess Boxing Club Berlin (CBCB) vs. the London Chess Boxing Club (LCBC), the two first and oldest chessboxing clubs in the world. Six hundred spectators followed the match excitedly, and the mood was terrific from start to finish. London and Berlin each won one of the two undercard matches. The main event was a strong and forceful fight in the ring and on the board until the 7th round.

The star of the night and absolute fan favourite was clearly Berlin’s Nils Becker (born 1988). With an outstanding Elo rating of 2144 and stamina in the ring, he claimed victory in the second undercard match for Berlin!

Fighter White Fighter Black Result Result Description Round
3) Lukas 'The Frog' Kosowski vs Daniel 'The Man From Pamplona' Lizarraga L-W Lizarraga wins via chess - checkmate 7
2) Nils 'The Berlin Bull' Becker vs Nick 'Showstopper' Cornish W-L Becker wins via chess - timeout 9
1) Tim 'CSI' Benfeldt vs Alex 'The Snake' Troll W-L Benfeldt wins via chess - submission 7