Tim 'CSI' Benfeldt 
Alex 'The Snake' Troll 

Photo credit: Yves Sucksdorff

Battle of the Cities London vs Berlin - 24 June 2011
Tape Club, Berlin

First preliminary fight: Alex “The Snake” Troll (CBCB) vs. Tim Bendfield (LCBC)

The first fight of the evening was evenly matched in the first rounds and was at a high chess level. Tim Bendfield with White was able to apply positional pressure in a Benoni structure in the third round of chess. For his part, Alex “The Snake” Troll then looked for the advantages in boxing and was able to win the 4th boxing round with the judges. Tim countered in the 5th round of chess with an excellent deflection sacrifice and launched a king attack. Alex then escaped into the 6th round of boxing, but was unable to force the knockout. Right at the beginning of the 7th round of chess, Alex had to give up the queen to prevent the impending mate and gave up. That made it 1-0 for London.
Tim 'CSI' Benfeldt Name Alex 'The Snake' Troll
0-0-0 W-L-D 0-1-0
26(?) Age ?
179 cm Height ?
76 kg Weight ?
? Reach ?
2111 ELO ?
Germany Country Unknown

Benfeldt wins via chess - submission (Round 7)

[Event "Battle of the Cities London vs Berlin"] [Site "Tape Club, Berlin, Germany"] [Date "2011.06.24"] [Round "1"] [White "Tim 'CSI' Benfeldt"] [Black "Alex 'The Snake' Troll"] [Result "*"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6. Nf3 c5 7. d5 e6 8. O-O exd5 9. exd5 Re8 10. h3 Bf5 11. Re1 a5 12. a4 Na6 13. Nh4 Bd7 14. Nb5 Qb6 15. Bf4 {Ende Runde 1.} Bf8 16. Bd3 Rxe1+ 17. Qxe1 Re8 18. Qc3 Kg7 19. Bg5 Be7 {Ende Runde 3.} 20. Re1 Bd8 21. Rxe8 Bxe8 22. Bf4 Bc7 23. Nxc7 Qxc7 24. Bh6+ Kxh6 25. Qxf6 Qd7 26. Nf5+ {Ende Runde 5.} Qxf5 27. Bxf5 {Ende Runde 7.} 1-0