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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**How ChessBoxing Works?**

- 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:**

White to move and mate in 3

White to move and mate in 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

If you are the winner pleasecontact uswith theused to leave a comment (solution) and asame emailfor claiming the prize!full name

Thanks to all participants!!!

Sponsor: Scala-London

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We have concluded the Contest and the Winners are:

First Place: Kevin Chung

Second/Third Place Tie: Ícaro and Damian

If you are the winner please contact us with the same email used to leave a comment (solution) and a full name for claiming the prize!

Thanks to all participants!!!

How do you even solve things like that?

1. Rh3+ wins the game!

I’d love to go to the event, to0 bad I live 1000 miles away from London!

I have posted on facebook, please give me the tickets!

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!

I just solve one… number one: 1.N1e3 anymove 2.Nd5 Be7 3.Nf4# The rest are hard 🙁

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#

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#

Problem 1:

NH2 RG4 (NG4)(NG7)

Problem 2:

KC3 QG2 QG5

Problem 3:

F7 NF5 QF8

Problem 1:

1. N(1)-e3 Ne2

2. Rg4 Bc5

3. Ng7#

Problem 2:

1. Ba2 h6 (…kh6 qg2 follows mate)

2. qxc4 kg6

3.qf7#

Problem 3:

1. Rd1 g4

2. Bd2! Be6

3. Ba5#

All these problems show how bad blacks position was. All three showed the strength of quiet moves and pins. In a way you can say black is in a zugzwang