PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Finals

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Finals‎

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The last two days of PogChamps 3 presented by GRIP6 were nothing short of amazing. High-level games, impressive tactics, and more than $150,000 raised for charity marked the end of this record-breaking event.


Neeko vs. Tubbo

Neeko defeated Tubbo in a wild match where both sides had chance to win. Neeko's fast play was the decisive factor—she won the tiebreaks by premoving and flagging her opponent.

Game 1, Puzzle 1 - Neeko to play

Game 1, Puzzle 2 - Neeko to play

Game 1, Puzzle 3 - Tubbo to play

Game 2, Puzzle 1 - Neeko to play

Game 2, Puzzle 2 - Tubbo to play

What's the easiest way to win this endgame?

Neeko vs. Michelle Khare

Michelle Khare showed great improvement throughout PogChamps 3 but she couldn't stop the consolation bracket champion, Neeko.

Game 1, Puzzle 1 - Neeko to play

Game 1, Puzzle 2 - Neeko to play

Game 2, Puzzle 1 - Neeko to play

Neeko missed the last part of this tactic, but still got into a winning position.

Rainn Wilson vs. BenjyFishy

No one knew what to expect from the match between Rainn Wilson and Benjyfishy, two of the strongest players in the competition. Sadly for Benjyfishy, a blunder in the first game and time trouble in a complicated endgame made Rainn's life easier.

Game 1, Puzzle 1 - Rainn to play

Game 1, Puzzle 2 - Rainn to play

Game 1, Puzzle 3 - Rainn to play

Game 2, Puzzle 1 - Rainn to play

Game 2, Puzzle 2 - Rainn to play

Ironically, after recovering from a painful blunder and promoting a pawn, Rainn had trouble checkmating with a queen and king and stalemated his opponent. Can you promote your pawn and checkmate your opponent in the same position Rainn had during the game?

PogChamps 3 Puzzles Finals
Can you promote the pawn and deliver checkmate in this position?

Rainn Wilson vs. Sardoche

Sardoche beat Rainn Wilson in style in the most anticipated match of the tournament. Rainn won the first game, but slipped and let his opponent take the match to the tiebreaks. Sardoche found the right move to capitalize on Rainn's blunder in the last game.

Game 1, Puzzle 1 - Rainn to play

Game 2, Puzzle 1 - Sardoche to play

Game 3, Puzzle 1 - Sardoche to play

Game 3, Puzzle 2 - Rainn to play

Game 3, Puzzle 3 - Sardoche to play

If you want check out what happened during the last two days of PogChamps 3, you can read Chess.com's semifinals and finals reports. For more information on PogChamps 3, read this guide.

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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