Although I might hold out for MMA Chess, this still sounds like fun. I still play chess online with my Dad and brothers, but this would add a whole new combative dimension to the game... and require a whole new level of commitment.
"I took a lot of body-blows in the fourth round and that affected my concentration. That's why I made a big mistake in the fifth round: I did not see him coming for my king," he said.
AFP: Knights in the ring as chess boxers slug it out
Take my rook, will ya'? Well take that! <insert_kerpow_sound />
Time to start a new Microsoft social club? Heh. Definitely something to add to the kids' training regimen!!