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The first feature-length documentary to explore the bizarre and exciting new sport of Chessboxing.
The first feature-length documentary to explore the bizarre and exciting new sport of Chessboxing.
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    EVEN KINGS MOVE ONLY ONE SPACE AT A TIME ---- Every little bit counts - just promise to share the project with your friends and the Anonymous Pineapple will email you a virtual high-five for your support. *PLUS* You'll get early access to all project updates, as well as access to Kickstarter exclusive updates!

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    DOWNLOAD THE THEME SONG FROM THE TRAILER ---- Did you find yourself tapping your toes to the music in the trailer? Pledging at the $10 level or above will make "Game of Kings" - this previously unreleased track about chess by Irish folk band The Gandhis yours! *PLUS* - You'll be thanked on the Anonymous Pineapple's website! --INCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS

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    DIGITAL COMIC BOOK & NAME IN CREDITS ---- Get a digital copy of "CAPTAIN AFRICA #1" - The superhero comic book adaptation of Los Angeles Chessboxing Club founder Andrew McGregor's experiences as a war-photographer in Africa.

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    DOWNLOAD OF THE MOVIE ---- This pledge level will get you an HD or SD digital download of "Chessboxing: TKD" once it's released! After all, we're all here in support of this film - don't you want to see what all the fuss is about?

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    DVD OF THE FILM ---- Do you prefer your movies on physical shiny discs? Be the first to own a DVD copy of "Chessboxing: TKD" as soon as it's released.
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    PROTECT YOUR HEAD---- A stylish black or white baseball cap with either "CHESSBOXING: TKD" text or "ANONYMOUS PINEAPPLE PRESENTS" logo embroidered into the front. (See the graphic in the rewards section for illustrations of the different options)

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    PROTECT YOUR BODY

    Go to your next chessboxing event in style with a snazzy T-SHIRT. Three options are available in either white, black or yellow - each with their own unique design. Options 2 & 3 both sport "Proud Backer" text on the back, making these KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVES. --INCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS NON-LIMITED REWARDS, EXCEPT THE BASEBALL CAP

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    THE KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL-EDITION DVD ---- Each of these discs will be signed by me and will include a personalized, handwritten thank you note. With over 200 hours of footage shot, this DVD will contain a ton of extra material and interviews that I couldn't fit into the actual film, including many scenes that you won't find anywhere else. It will include a director's commentary track and there will also be a whole lot of other goodies that are only available here and won't be on the commercial release. Don't miss your chance to get this one-of-a-kind edition of the film!
    --INCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS NON-LIMITED REWARDS *PLUS* Your name will appear in the END CREDITS of the documentary!

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    THE STYLISH CHESSBOXER PACKAGE ---- Be the coolest chessboxing fan in town with your choice of BASEBALL CAP AND your choice of T-SHIRT --INCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS NON-LIMITED REWARDS

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    TRAIN YOUR BODY, TRAIN YOUR MIND! ___ LOS ANGELES EDITION

    Want to know what it's like to be a chessboxer? 3 training sessions with club founder Andrew McGregor at the LA Chessboxing Club on the West Side should do the trick! --INCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS NON-LIMITED REWARDS -- LOS ANGELES RESIDENTS ONLY, PLEASE.

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    TRAIN YOUR BODY, TRAIN YOUR MIND! ___ LONDON EDITION

    Want to know what it's like to be a chessboxer? 3 training sessions with the London Chessboxing Crew at the Islington Boxing Club on Hazelville Road should do the trick! -- Classes are held once a week on Saturdays. INCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS NON-LIMITED REWARDS -- LONDON RESIDENTS ONLY, PLEASE.

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    TRAIN YOUR BODY, TRAIN YOUR MIND! ___ BERLIN EDITION

    Want to know what it's like to be a chessboxer? 3 training sessions at the oldest chessboxing club in the world should do the trick! The Chess Boxing Club Berlin is centrally located on Gormanstrasse and holds classes 5 times a week --INCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS NON-LIMITED REWARDS -- BERLIN RESIDENTS ONLY, PLEASE.

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    GET YOUR GAME ON! ---- Experienced chess coach and veteran chessboxer Matt "Crazy Arms" Read is a speed-chess specialist who has never lost a Chessboxing bout - well on the chess board anyway! Matt is offering to play you in a game of chess over the internet using the chess.com website (there is no time limit to how long you spend on a move - he'll reply to your moves within 1 day) and following the game he'll provide you with detailed analysis of your game - pointing out where you excelled and where improvements can be made. This is an excellent and entertaining way of improving your game and is sure to give you that edge the next time you play.
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    THE SIGNED MOVIE POSTER

    Get yourself a 36'x24' copy of the official movie poster, signed by the director of the film (Artwork is yet to be determined, but I guarantee it will look awesome!)

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    ARCHIVAL QUALITY PHOTO PRINT PACKAGE ---- James Bartosik has been the official photographer for the London Chessboxing events since 2009, capturing the essence of the sport like no other in hundreds of great photos. This reward tier will get you one beautiful, archival-quality 12"x10" C-Type Lambda print for your wall. Select your favourite option from the ones numbered 1-6, pictured in the reward section of the text.
    ***(Because of varying standards in different countries, paper size may vary slightly, and please note that the paper size is quoted, meaning your image will have a small border to allow for the printing).
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    THE STUDIOUS CHESS PLAYER

    Everything in the previous non-limited reward tiers, PLUS everything in the GET YOUR GAME ON package, PLUS keep up to date with all the latest news, games, analysis, and features with a year's subscription to CHESS - the full-colour print magazine that has been running strong for over 70 years.

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    THE V.I.P. TREATMENT IN LONDON

    Ever wonder what it's like to be a VIP? Now you can live the dream with 2 tickets to the London Chessboxing show of your choice! Get your face as close to the chess and boxing action as possible without stepping into the ring yourself, while being treated to some deliciously free libations!

    (Travel to and from London not included). --INCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS NON-LIMITED REWARDS - VIP TICKETS CAN BE REDEEMED PRIOR TO THE ESTIMATED DELIVERY DATE LISTED BELOW.

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    DOUBLE-DOWN

    Select a 2nd photo print, and while you're at it, pick a 2nd T-SHIRT and a 2nd BASEBALL CAP as well!

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    TEST YOUR MENTAL MIGHT IN LONDON - SEPTEMBER 2013 EDITION

    Do you think you can hold your own against a chessboxer? Well, you're about to find out! After enjoying the show in the heat of the action with a PAIR OF GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS, you'll get to STEP INTO THE RING YOURSELF and play a game of speed chess against one of the fighters. If you still haven't had enough by the end of the night, you'll be treated to TWO one-on-one CHESSBOXING TRAINING SESSIONS with Tim Woolgar at the London Chessboxing Club (classes held once a week on Saturdays). (Travel to and from London not included).
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    TEST YOUR MENTAL MIGHT IN LONDON - DECEMBER 2013 EDITION

    Same reward as the September Edition above, but applicable to the December show.

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    SERIES OF THREE PHOTOGRAPHS (see image in the rewards section of the text)

    This tier offers a unique set of specially selected images by James Bartosik depicting the three sides of chessboxer Daniel Lizarraga Rivas, during his match against Sacha Wandkowsky at the Boston Dome in London in December 2009: a) The mental stress at the chessboard; b) The calm-but-ready boxer, emerging from the shadows; and c) the triumphant yet graceful winner. All three are C-Type Lambda prints on archival-quality 12"x10" paper. ***(Because of varying standards in different countries, paper size may vary slightly, and please note that the paper size is quoted, meaning your image will have a small border to allow for the printing). --INCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS NON-LIMITED REWARDS

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    THE BILAL LITHOGRAPH & MOVIE PREMIERE

    After having invented the concept of chessboxing in 1992, ENKI BILAL all but forgot about it. 20 years later, he was inspired to revisit his creation and the result is the stunning, one-of-a-kind "Chessboxers with Black Horse." The original sold for over $170 000 - you can have this high-quality signed, limited-edition lithograph copy for a fraction of that. A rare must for any true fan of Bilal's work. (See a photo of the original work in the body of the text section). -- You'll also get TWO TICKETS TO THE PREMIERE of the documentary in one of the following cities: BERLIN, LONDON, LOS ANGELES, TORONTO, MONTREAL
    --INCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS NON-LIMITED REWARDS ****Travel costs to and from the Premiere city of your choice not included.

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    CHESSBOXING CHAMPION OF LONDON

    Clearly, you are a huge fan of chessboxing, so you will get 2 VIP SEASON TICKETS to all the LONDON EVENTS being held in 2014, which includes preferred seating and free cocktails (at least 3 events are held in London per year). Then, at one of these events, you will get to experience what it's like to be a chessboxer by getting CALLED INTO THE RING by the ring announcer to the walk-in theme music of your choice. Once you've shown your best shadowboxing routine to the crowd, you'll take the microphone, clear your throat and ANNOUNCE THE COMPETITORS FOR THE NEXT FIGHT with all the flair you can muster (voice lessons not included). As if that weren't enough, you'll get to HANG OUT BACKSTAGE with the fighters and GET A PROFESSIONAL PHOTO TAKEN WITH YOUR FAVOURITE CHESSBOXER of the night, which will be printed using the same process as the archival photos prints above on 12"x10" paper and sent to your home. Add to that night to remember TWO ONE-ON-ONE CHESSBOXING TRAINING SESSIONS at the London chessboxing club with the FOUNDER himself, Tim Woolgar, and you'll be on your way to becoming a true chessboxing champion of London! ***PLUS - You'll also get two tickets to the premiere of the documentary in one of the following cities: BERLIN, LONDON, LOS ANGELES, TORONTO, MONTREAL, followed by DRINKS WITH THE DIRECTOR (ME), where I'll regale you with stories about the production. Finally, to top it all off, you will get an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit, which will appear on THE POSTER, (which you will also receive) as well as on its own in the credits, and will be listed on IMDB.

    INCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS NON-LIMITED REWARDS. *****Travel costs to and from London or the Premiere city of your choice not included.

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    CHESSBOXING CHAMPION OF THE WORLD ---INCLUDES UP TO $1000 TRAVEL FARE TO LONDON (accommodations not included) --- This is the same as the CHAMPION OF LONDON PACKAGE BELOW, but intended for people living outside the UK. The only differences are the TRAVEL FARE, and since you are from out of town, you will get 2 VIP TICKETS for a single event instead of the season tickets. *****Travel costs to and from the Premiere city of your choice not included.

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    JUST THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT, PLEASE

    Don't care about swag? Just want to be an Executive Producer on an awesome documentary film? This is the reward for you. For this amount your credit will appear on the poster, alone on-screen, and listed on IMDB. You will also be invited to SCREEN THE FILM AT A ROUGH-EDIT STAGE (once) either in person (if you are in the Toronto area), or via a protected link, and provide comments that will be considered and taken into account for the final cut of the film. You will also get the KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE DVD once it is ready.

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    Includes everything in the GET YOUR GAME ON package above, PLUS you'll get to supplement your lesson with a copy of the top-level chess software - HIARCS v.13 for Mac or PC.

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    BILAL LITHOGRAPH & BIG-SHOT PRODUCER PACKAGE - This reward tier begins with the beautiful SIGNED LITHOGRAPH print of "CHESSBOXERS WITH BLACK HORSE," and only gets better from there
    -- You'll also get TWO TICKETS TO THE PREMIERE of the documentary in one of the following cities: BERLIN, LONDON, LOS ANGELES, TORONTO, MONTREAL, followed by DRINKS WITH THE DIRECTOR (ME), where I'll regale you with stories about the production. Finally, to top it all off, you'll get a copy of THE MOVIE POSTER with your name on it because you will be an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER on the film! Your credit will appear in the end credits, on the movie poster and on IMDB. *****Travel costs to and from the Premiere city of your choice not included.

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