The second day of the PogChamps 4 quarter-finals, presented by Coinbase, was once again full of drama and unbelievable twists that kept viewers baffled and amazed.
Rubius defeated NickEh30 and is now closer to winning the consolation group first prize. Crokeyz played incredibly well, beating QTCinderella 2-0. Boxbox eventually took revenge on Ludwig for stealing his trainer, and 5uppp showed that he is one of the most feared players by checkmating Sapnap twice.
Mouse-Slipless Rubius defeats NickEh30
The odds for his match against NickEh30 were strongly in Rubius’ favor. The Spanish streamer became one of the favorites to win the consolation round after an unfortunate mouse slip kept him out of the championship round. Even so, Nick played well in his second game and offered some resistance but eventually succumbed to his opponent’s tactics.
Rubius played well in the opening in the first game, he caught Nick’s knights and quickly gained material. After consolidating his position and tucking away his king, Rubius launched a devastating attack on Nick’s king. It didn’t take the Spanish streamer long to crush Nick’s army and score the first point.
The second game was much more difficult for Rubius than the first. Nick managed to keep the fight on his turf after forcing a closed position from the opening. The players reached an even endgame until Rubius found a winning tactic and the game was over.
Rubius moves into the semi-finals of the consolation round and plays against jakenbakeLIVE.
Crokeyz destroys QTCinderella’s stone wall
Nobody knew what to expect at the Crokeyz QTCinderella match. On the one hand, the hardworking Crokeyz has shown great chess. On the other hand, QT has also shown a remarkable improvement. The stage was set for an exhilarating showdown between the two streamers, but the higher-rated Crokeyz eventually prevailed.
Both players played well in their first game. QT was confident in their opening prep and quick moves, but Crokeyz played well. An even game ensued, but QT dropped a knight and Crokeyz immediately punished them with his precise play.
The second game wasn’t as close as the first. Crokeyz’s solid style served him well when QT tried to go down his throat with her signature stonewall attack. Crokeyz’s patience paid off after QT jumped the gun and made a mistake, causing her pawn wall to collapse. Crokeyz showed another strong technique and converted the position.
During the post-game interview, QT showed her admiration for Crokeyz:
Boxbox moves into the semifinals after Ludwig’s Mogul Premoves
Over 41,000 concurrent viewers have joined the official Twitch stream to watch one of the most anticipated games of the event. Ludwig wanted to avenge his defeat at Winner Stays. Boxbox wanted to punish Ludwig for stealing his trainer GM Robert Hess. With so much at stake for both players, the promise of a great fight was in the air.
Ludwig played well for most of the first game of the game. After finding a tactic to win the exchange, things looked fine for him.
Unfortunately for Ludwig, after gaining a material advantage, he was overwhelmed by his overconfidence. Boxbox complicated the position and surprised Ludwig by winning his two towers. The rest of the game was easy for Boxbox, who checkedmate his opponent after a few moves.
To win the second game, Ludwig tried to confuse his opponent by deviating from his usual scotch and opting for the Italian game. Driven by aggressive instincts, Ludwig opted for a Fried Liver (unless he didn’t):
Things went surprisingly well for Ludwig, especially after Boxbox bet on a Botez gambit. With a massive material advantage for Ludwig, viewers and commentators alike began to think about the idea of a tiebreak. But if there’s one thing PogChamps has taught us, it’s never too late for a litter.
After he had accomplished his coveted revenge, Boxbox beamed. “I can lose the championship now, I’m happy.”
On the other hand, Ludwig had one concern above all: “Say you’re not mad at me, say you still love me,” the streamer pleaded with his coach Hess. Still, he was happy with his game. “I feel money, I’ve been playing crazy.”
Boxbox moves into the semi-finals of the championship round and plays against Crokeyz.
Mellow 5uppp checkmate Sapnap twice
5uppp’s experience was once again evident in his match against Sapnap. After a flawless first game, 5uppp seemed to get into trouble after a failed quick win attempt with the Englund Gambit. However, the strong Among Us streamer still won and advanced to the semi-finals.
Despite the valuation difference, it seemed like Sapnap was going to give his opponent an uphill battle. However, the game ended abruptly after Sapnap made a mistake to his knight. 5uppp quickly used the additional material and the exposed king of his opponent to checkmate.
In the second game there was an Englund gambit of 5uppp, whereupon Sapnap got into a great position with the white pieces. Unfortunately, Sapnap lost its advantage, which made it easy for 5uppp to achieve a winning position. With two queens on the board and armed with knowledge from the Boxbox-Ludwig match, 5uppp put his opponent in checkmate.
5uppp will now face Fundy in the semi-finals of the championship round.
All games of consolation bracket day 2
All games Championship Bracket Day 2
You can see all updated results on pogchampschess.com.
the four The remaining PogChamps 4 quarter-finals will take place tomorrow, Saturday, September 11th.
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