Reader ‘s opinion Chess boxing was born into a cartoon

HS: n in the story (25.8.) it was written that chess boxing would have been invented by the Dutch Iepe Rubingh. Rubingh did launch chess boxing into the real world, but the inventor’s honor goes to the French cartoonist Enki Bilal, who created a humorous sport for his cartoon Cold equator (1992).

Chess boxing is a unique sport in the sense that it was born on the pages of a cartoon and moved from there to live life. It is still to be hoped that the other sport created by Bilal will not become a reality: A wicked play The hockey match seen in the comic book (1980) is so violent that alongside it, real hockey is a Sunday school hustle and bustle.

Juha Mäkinen

journalist, Helsinki

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