Iepe Rubingh

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Iepe Rubingh
Born (1974-08-17) August 17, 1974 (age 41)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Occupation Chess Boxer

Iepe B. T. Rubingh (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈipə]; born 17 August 1974) is the founder of chess boxing and a former artist.


Works as an artist[edit]

As a performance artist, Rubingh blocked off intersections in Berlin and Tokyo to create major traffic congestion. He was jailed for 10 days for the Tokyo action.[1]

Chess boxing[edit]

Rubingh founded chess boxing in 2003, drawing inspiration from Enki Bilal's comic book Froid Équateur.[2] He is the current president of the World Chess Boxing Organisation.[citation needed] and CEO of Chess Boxing Global, the marketing company for professional chessboxing.[3]


Chess boxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes


  • 1st World Chess Boxing Organization World Middleweight champion (2003 – Current)
  • 1st Chess Boxing Club Berlins International German middleweight champion


  1. ^ "Wanna piece of this?". The Guardian. 2005-11-09. Retrieved 2009-11-20. ...performance artist whose oeuvre includes blocking off intersections in Berlin and Tokyo to create monster traffic jams (he was jailed for 10 days for his Japanese provocation)... 
  2. ^ (2005-11-08). "Chessboxing: Life Imitates Art". Newsback. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
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Sporting positions
Preceded by
1st WCBO World Middleweight Champion
November 14, 2003 – Current
Succeeded by
Preceded by
1st CBCB International German Middleweight Champion
November 6, 2010 – Current
Succeeded by