PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 5

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 5‎

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The fifth day of PogChamps 3 presented by GRIP6 brought us another set of thrilling matches. The underdogs were determined to not make their opponents' lives easy, but eventually the higher-rated players prevailed.


Michelle Khare vs. Logic

Logic beat Michelle Khare in an interesting match. Despite being new to the game, Michelle showed great undertanding of each position she played. Sadly for the HBO host, her tactical skills are not at the same level as those of Logic—a fact that cost her the match.

Game 1, Puzzle 1 - Logic to play

Game 1, Puzzle 2 - Logic to play

MrBeast vs. MoistCr1tikal

PogChamps veteran MoistCr1tikal won his match, but MrBeast did not go down without a fight. MrBeast even had a winning position during the first game. Jimmy's worst enemy was his clock—something that you can avoid in your games if you solve puzzles consistently.

Game 1, Puzzle 1 - MrBeast to play

Game 1, Puzzle 2 - MoistCr1tikal to play

Tubbo vs. Rainn Wilson

Despite his fighting spirit, Tubbo could not stop Rainn Wilson in the final match of the day. The American actor played some sharp chess and emerged victorious.

Game 1, Puzzle 1 - Tubbo to play

This is a common opening pattern. In fact, Rainn fell for a similar tactic in his game against GM Magnus Carlsen. Keep an eye out for this sort of position!

Game 2, Puzzle 1 - Rainn to play

If you want check out how the fifth day of PogChamps 3 went, you can read the report here. For more information on PogChamps, read this article. Also, 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!


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