Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Artur Kogan.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.


a)
Artur Kogan vs Gyula Feher, Budapest, 1994
1k1r3r/pp4b1/3qb1p1/3pn2p/4PB2/3N2P1/PP1Q2BP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc3 d4 Qa5 b6 Qa3 if Qc7 Rac1 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Artur Kogan vs Yochanan Afek, Kecskemet, 1994
r4q2/1p1b3k/p2p1r1b/2pP1p1R/2P1Np2/2Nn1P2/PP4QP/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ Qxg8 Nxf6+ Kh8 Rxh6+ ]

c)
Artur Kogan vs Alexander Finkel, Rishon le Zion, 1995
2r3k1/R5b1/1p1r2pp/4pp2/2Pn3P/3BKPB1/P2R1P2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ if Kxg7 Bxe5+ Rf6 Kxd4 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Artur Kogan vs Yves Lorentz, Metz, 1996
rnbqr3/pk3p1p/2pp2p1/Q2PN1b1/8/8/PpP2PPP/1K1R1B1R w - - 1 0
[ dxc6+ Nxc6 Ba6+ ]

e)
Artur Kogan vs Alexei Barsov, Vlissingen, 1996
r6k/3q1p1p/2p5/4Pp2/3b4/p1B3Q1/P5PP/1R5K w - - 1 0
[ e6 fxe6 Rb7 ]



Artur Kogan puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Artur Kogan vs Jiri Stocek, Budapest, 1997
5b1k/5R1p/4Q1p1/p2pN3/4nP2/q5P1/1r5P/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qxg6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Artur Kogan vs Milos Pahor, Nova Gorica, 1997
3rk2r/1p3p1p/1qnQb1p1/p2p1pB1/3p4/P4N2/1PP2PPP/R3R1K1 w k - 1 0
[ Rxe6+ fxe6 Qxe6+ ]

c)
Artur Kogan vs Marc Santo-Roman, Cap d'Agde, 1998
r3k2r/4bp2/p1b1p1p1/2p1q2p/2p2N2/4B3/PPQ2PPP/3RR1K1 w kq - 1 0
[ Nxe6 fxe6 Qxg6+ Kf8 Bh6+ Rxh6 Qxh6+ ]

d)
Artur Kogan vs Eli Vovsha, Israel, 1999
k5qb/pp6/8/3P2p1/2P4r/1B4Q1/P6p/1K3R2 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg5 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Artur Kogan vs Catarina Leite, Odivelas, 2000
5rk1/2p2ppp/p1N1b3/4r3/2P2R1Q/8/1q4PP/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ Kh8 Qxh7+ ]


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