PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Days 11 and 12

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Days 11 and 12‎

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Days 11 and 12 of PogChamps 3 presented by GRIP6 showed us once more how fast players can improve if they put in the work. Every player who took their time to study chess before or even throughout the event showed tremendous growth.


Ludwig vs. Sardoche

Sardoche beat Ludwig to advance to the finals of the championship bracket. One of the closest and most incredible matches in PogChamps history came down to a fork by Sardoche and a miscalculated tactic by Ludwig in the tiebreaks.

Game 1, Puzzle 1 - Sardoche to play

Game 1, Puzzle 2 - Ludwig to play

Game 1, Puzzle 3 - Ludwig to play

Game 3, Puzzle 1 - Sardoche to play

Tubbo vs. CodeMiko

Tubbo beat CodeMiko in a match marked by time trouble in the first game and an early decisive blunder in the second one.

Game 1, Puzzle 1 - Tubbo to play

Game 1, Puzzle 2 - Tubbo to play

Game 1, Puzzle 3 - Tubbo to play

MrBeast vs. Michelle Khare

Michelle Khare's hard work paid off as she beat MrBeast to face Pokimane in the consolation bracket's semifinals. One of the hardest-working participants in the tournament, Michelle's game has significantly improved.

Game 1, Puzzle 1 - Michelle to play

Game 1, Puzzle 2 - MrBeast to play

Game 1, Puzzle 3 - Michelle to play

Michelle said in her post-match interview that she had studied rook-and-king checkmates before the match but still had trouble. Make sure you know how to deliver this crucial mate.

PogChamps 3 puzzles.
Do you know how to deliver the crucial rook-and-king checkmate?

Game 2, Puzzle 1 - MrBeast to play

Game 2, Puzzle 2 - Michelle to play

Pokimane vs. Michelle Khare

Michelle once more reaped the rewards of hard labor in her match against Pokimane. The HBO presenter defeated Poki, who also showed tremendous improvement over the past few weeks.

Game 1, Puzzle 1 - Pokimane to play

Game 2, Puzzle 1 - Pokimane to play

Game 2, Puzzle 2 - Michelle 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.

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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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