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Written by Yury Markushin
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 20:22

We're excited to announce that we are holding a tactics solving contest here on TheChessWorld.com for a chance to win one of 3 VIP tickets to the International Chessboxing: Season Opener event in London, U.K., April 12th 2014!

To enter the contest you just need to solve all 3 tactics problems below and comment with your solutions. The 3 best solutions (correct notation, all variations analyzed, etc.) will receive  a free VIP ticket to the event (\$100 value).

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• Two opponents face off in the ring and on the chessboard
• Eleven alternating rounds of speed chess and boxing
• Winner decided by KO or checkmate, whichever comes first

Here are the problems to solve for a chance to win the VIP Tickets:

## Problem 1

White to move and mate in 3

## Problem 2

White to move and mate in 3

## Problem 3

White to move and mate in 3

Don't forget to comment with your solution in the comment field below and watch this space because you can be the winner!

We have concluded the Contest and the Winners are:

First Place: Kevin Chung

Second/Third Place Tie: Ícaro and Damian

Thanks to all  participants!!!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 22:38

+4 #11 Yury 2014-04-10 22:23
We have concluded the Contest and the Winners are:

First Place: Kevin Chung

Second/Third Place Tie: Ícaro and Damian

Thanks to all participants!!!

+1 #10 Parker 2014-04-10 20:21
How do you even solve things like that?

0 #9 Tony 2014-04-10 20:21
1. Rh3+ wins the game!

0 #8 Andrew 2014-04-10 20:20
I'd love to go to the event, to0 bad I live 1000 miles away from London!

0 #7 Jenna 2014-04-10 20:19

0 #6 Kyle 2014-04-10 20:18
Hmm, I like the idea of competition like that, but there is not enough time to solve all of them! You should do it again, I will definitely do better! Thank's Sir!

0 #5 James Mettet 2014-04-10 20:17
I just solve one... number one: 1.N1e3 anymove 2.Nd5 Be7 3.Nf4# The rest are hard :(

+2 #4 Damian 2014-04-10 13:27
first solve
1. N1e3 Ne2 2. Rg4 Nd4 3. Ng3#
2nd solve
1. Ba2 Kh6 2. Qg2 Kh5 3. Qg5#
third solve
1. Rd1 g4 2. Bd2 Bc6 3. Ba5#

+2 #3 Ícaro 2014-04-10 12:21
Puzzle 1
1. N1e3 Ne2 2. Rg4 Nc1 3. Ng3#

Puzzle 2
1. Ba2 h6 2. Qxc4 Kg6 3. Qf7#

Puzzle 3
1. Rd1 g4 2. Bd2 Ba4 3. Ba5#

+1 #2 mike 2014-04-10 04:05
Problem 1:
NH2 RG4 (NG4)(NG7)

Problem 2:
KC3 QG2 QG5

Problem 3:
F7 NF5 QF8