Daniel 'The Man From Pamplona' Lizarraga 
Sebastian Bauersfeld 

LCB - International Chessboxing 2010 Super Dome - 13 March 2010
The Dome, London

Bauersfeld was born to be a chessboxer – his grandfather was a chess master whilst his father was a former GDR boxing champion. Furthermore, he has a lucky name – Bauersfeld means ‘pawn square’ in German, literally ‘farmer field’. Lizarraga was looking for his second chessboxing victory. At his debut in December 2009, he narrowly defeated Bauersfeld’s stable-mate, Sascha Wandkowsky, by a points decision which went to the wire.

In the most tense match of the night, Lizarraga played the Fantasy Variation against Bauersfeld’s Caro-Kann. The chess advantage swayed back and forth – as soon as one fighter obtained the advantage, the other would doggedly defend until fortunes swayed. The tension ratcheted up every round and the crowd avidly followed the chess on the big screen.

Finally, the chess referee declared a draw in round 11, when after a gruelling 76 moves, both fighters were each left with only a rook and king.
Interspersed with the chess were five enthralling boxing rounds, where attack and defence ebbed and flowed just as in the chess game. Without a knockout, and with the chess a draw, the boxing points decision was awarded to Lizarraga.
Daniel 'The Man From Pamplona' Lizarraga Name Sebastian Bauersfeld
1-0-0 W-L-D 4-1-0
30(?) Age 26(?)
180 cm Height ?
75 kg Weight 80 kg
? Reach ?
1850 ELO 1800
Spain Country Germany
Pamplona, Spain Hometown Berlin, Germany
Entrepreneur Gym

Lizarraga wins via boxing - decision (Round 11)

[Event "LCB - International Chessboxing 2010 Super Dome"] [Site "The Dome, London, England"] [Date "2010.03.13"] [Round "2"] [White "Daniel 'The Man From Pamplona' Lizarraga"] [Black "Sebastian Bauersfeld"] [Result "*"] 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.f3 dxe4 4.fxe4 Nd7 5.Bc4 Nb6 6.Bb3 Nf6 7.Nc3 Bg4 8.Nf3 Bh5 9.O-O Bg6 10.Qe1 e6 11.Bg5 Be7 12.Ne5 Qc7 13.Bf4 Bd6 14.Nxg6 hxg6 15. e5 Nh5 16.exd6 Qd7 17.Ne4 Rd8 18.Nc5 Qc8 19.Bg5 Rxd6 20.Qe3 Nd5 21.Bxd5 Rxd5 22.c4 Rd8 23.Rf2 O-O 24.Raf1 Rd6 25.Bf4 Rdd8 26.Ne4 Rd7 27.Nd6 Qb8 28.Bg3 Nxg3 29.Qxg3 Qxd6 30.Qxd6 Rxd6 31.Rd1 Rfd8 32.Rfd2 c5 33.d5 Kh7 34. Kf2 Kh6 35.Ke2 Kg5 36.Rf1 f5 37.Kd1 exd5 38.cxd5 Rxd5 39.Rxd5 Rxd5+ 40.Kc2 b5 41.Re1 Rd7 42.Re5 Rc7 43.Kd3 c4+ 44.Kc3 a6 45.Kb4 Kf6 46.Rd5 Rc6 47.Rd2 g5 48.Rf2 g6 49.h3 Ke5 50.Kc3 Rd6 51.Re2+ Kf4 52.Rf2+ Kg3 53.Re2 a5 54.a4 Rd3+ 55.Kc2 Rb3 56.axb5 Rxb5 57.Kc3 Rb4 58.Rd2 f4 59.Rd5 Rb3+ 60.Kxc4 Rxb2 61.Rxg5+ Kh4 62.Rxg6 a4 63.Ra6 Ra2 64.g4 Kxh3 65.g5 Kg4 66.g6 a3 67.Kb3 Ra1 68.Ra8 Kg3 69.Rb8 Kf3 70.Rd8 Kg4 71.Rg8 Kg5 72.g7 Kg6 73.Rf8 Kxg7 74. Rxf4 a2 75.Kb2 Rg1 76.Kxa2 *