ChessBoxing begins with a round of chess. A round of boxing follows, and the two sports alternate 6 times. Each round of chess lasts four minutes. In total there are 6 rounds of chess, so each player gets a total of 12 minutes for the ChessBoxing match. Each round of boxing lasts three minutes. There are only 5 rounds of boxing because the players time runs out in 6th round of chess.
There are three ways to decide the winner of a ChessBoxing Match. An athlete can win by CheckMate, Knockout, or decision. If the chess game ends in a tie, the player with the highest score in the boxing rounds wins. If there is a tie in both chess and boxing, then the player who plays as black wins.