PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 6

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 6‎

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10 | Tactics

On the sixth day of PogChamps 3 presented by GRIP6, we saw the performance of a few of the best players in the tournament. Once more, the most tactically skilled players came out on top.

Notably, the battle between Benjyfishy and Sardoche is proof that one tactical slip can turn the tables in a game.


Neeko vs. Myth

Neeko's fierce attack was too much for Myth to handle. Neeko's proficiency with pins undoubtedly helped her to win the match.

Game 1, Puzzle 1 - Myth to play

Game 2, Puzzle 1 - Myth to play

Game 2, Puzzle 2 - Neeko to play

Neeko had a shot to play a delicious tactic here to win the game. Make sure you pay close attention to this pattern because it's one of the most satisfying in chess.

Ludwig vs. CodeMiko

Ludwig's chess improvement continues to impress. His sharp play produced the quickest victory in PogChamps 3 so far and was fundamental to his success during the match.

Game 1, Puzzle 1 - Ludwig to play

Do you see what Ludwig played here?

Game 2, Puzzle 1 - Ludwig to play

Game 2, Puzzle 2 - Ludwig to play

Ludwig also found this amazing move. Can you see what he played?

Benjyfishy vs. Sardoche

The match between Benjyfishy and Sardoche was probably the most educational of the day. Sardoche had the upper hand in both games, even getting a forced mate in the second game. Sadly for the French streamer, he slipped twice and lost the match. Chess is indeed cruel to those who miss tactics.

Game 1, Puzzle 1 - Benjyfishy to play

Game 1, Puzzle 2 - Benjyfishy to play

Game 2, Puzzle 1 - Sardoche to play

If you want know how the sixth 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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