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Swedish chess challenge number 5 is really just slightly advanced from number 4. For those of you who are new to this, this is a very important basic endgame skill.

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White to Play

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Swedish chess challenge number 4 should also be easy for you. If you don’t get it right away or understand the solution, just remember that when the pawn reaches the 7th rank it should not be a check, because then it’s a draw.

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Black to Play

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Now you should get this third in the Swedish Chess Challenge in about a millisecond. If you had to think any longer, then you need to learn a very important concept here.

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Here’s hoping you got number one in the Swedish chess challenge. Here’s another mate in 4, this time with king and rook vs. king. Don’t worry, they get harder soon enough!

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Our next 36 puzzles will come from a series of tests I was given by a representative of the Swedish Chess Federation back in 1975. They gave Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards for my completing them in sets of 12. I missed a couple in the gold, but they gave me a few more tries. See how you do. The first few are very easy, but before you know it, ...

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White to Play

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This is a fairly common position in the c3 Sicilian. Black should have played 15…Kh8 instead of 15…Kh7 and he was duly punished. How?

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In Pavasovic-Gruskovnjak, Slovenia, 2002, White found the quickest way to end it all. Can you?

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We’re going to start looking at some opening traps in a very popular line against the Sicilian Defense: 2.c3. White is to play in this game Luther-Vogt, 1987

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A quick Koltanowski finish from a simul.

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One of those endgame compositions that can drive a person crazy. Give it a shot, though. Composed by Halberstadt.

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