PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 3‎‎

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 3‎‎‎

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23 | Tactics

PogChamps 3 presented by GRIP6 continues to surprise us as we see the level of the players getting better by the day. Participants like MoistCr1TiKaL and Ludwig are showing impressive chess growth since the inaugural edition of PogChamps.

Seeing those veterans playing good chess is very inspiring. It shows us that only hard work stands in the way of chess improvement.

So, what are you waiting for? Solve the puzzles below so you can get better, too!


MoistCr1TiKaL vs. CodeMiko

MoistCr1TiKaL had no trouble winning his match against CodeMiko. Cr1TiKaL's coaching sessions with the aggressive GM Daniel Naroditsky surely helped him to find the right tactical shots.

Game 2, Puzzle 1 - MoistCr1TiKaL to play

Ludwig vs. MrBeast

Ludwig and MrBeast bet $10,000 on their match. With such a hefty sum on the line, Ludwig brought his A-game to the match and defeated MrBeast. What was most impressive was Ludwig's ability to spot strong tactics. Watching him analyzing each position was nothing short of remarkable, and I recommend you watch his match to learn the simple yet powerful chess concepts he now understands.

Game 1, Puzzle 1 - MrBeast to play

This is a tough line to find because it tears apart beginner misconceptions about the value of certain pieces. Impressively enough, Ludwig found this line during the game and feared that MrBeast would play it.

Game 1, Puzzle 2 - Ludwig to play

And yes, just in case you were wondering, MrBeast did donate $10,000 to charity after he lost the match.

Myth vs. Sardoche

Sardoche, one of the highest-rated players in the tournament, had no trouble winning the match against Myth.

Game 1, Puzzle 1 - Sardoche to play

Game 1, Puzzle 2 - Sardoche to play

Game 1, Puzzle 3 - Sardoche to play

"When you see a good move, look for a better one," as Emanuel Lasker once said.

Game 2, Puzzle 1 - Sardoche to play

Sardoche found this winning tactic during the game.

Game 2, Puzzle 2 - Sardoche to play

If you want see what actually happened during the third day of PogChamps 3 presented by GRIP6, you can check out Chess.com's report here. For all the information about PogChamps 3, read this guide.

Make sure to tune into Chess.com's daily coverage of PogChamps 3 presented by Grip6 on Chess.com/tv.

Could you find the right moves in each of these positions? How difficult was it for you to find them? Leave a comment below to let us know!


During PogChamps 3, Chess.com will match up to $100,000 in donations to the participants’ preferred non-profit organizations. Please read this article to see how PogChamps is supporting charities. MrBeast already donated $10,000! Click the button below if you want to help, too.


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