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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, they require some thought. This first one is really easy, but if you can’t mate in four, then you are not as skilled as you think!


1.Qf6+ Kg8 2.Qe7 Kh8 3.Kf6 Kg8 4.Qg7# Another way is 1.Kf5 Ke8 2.Qc7 Kf8 3.Kf6 Kg8 4.Qg7#

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