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

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

a)
Franciscus Borm vs Ian Rogers, Eerbeek 1978
6r1/5p2/pp2p2k/2p4p/2P2Nn1/P2PP1q1/4R1B1/4QK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh2+ Kg1 Nf3+ ]

b)
John Kellner vs Ian Rogers, Perth, 1978
4r1k1/p3ppbp/1p3np1/1Pq5/2PRP3/4QB2/1P4PP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4 ]

c)
Ian Rogers vs Craig Laird, Adelaide, 1980
2kr3r/1p1nq1pp/p3p3/2PnP3/3QN3/8/PPP3PP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf7 ]


d)
Black mates in 3.
Michael Rohde vs Ian Rogers, Philadelphia, 1982
3r1rk1/p3p2p/QbB1p1p1/8/4K2B/4P3/Pq3P1P/2R2R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd4+ if Ke5 Rd5+ ]

e)
Ian Rogers vs Bela Toth, Reggio Emilia, 1983
2r3kr/p2q1ppp/2b2b2/2Qp4/5B2/1N4P1/PP3P1P/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Na5 if Bb7 Qd6 Qxd6 Bxd6 ]


Ian Rogers puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Ian Rogers vs Kerridge, Southport, 1983
r3q1rk/pR2b3/3pP3/4p3/2P2p1p/P2B1P1P/6P1/1R2Q2K w - - 0 1
[ Qxh4+ if Kg7 Rxe7+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Ian Rogers vs Zlatko Klaric, Nouro, 1984
1nbk1b1r/1r6/p2P2pp/1B2PpN1/2p2P2/2P1B3/7P/R3K2R w - - 0 1
[ Bb6+ ]

c)
Ian Rogers vs Lloyd Fell, Canberra, 1985
r2qk2r/p1pbb1pp/2p5/2nppP2/3N4/8/PPP3PP/RNBQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5+ Kf8 Ne6+ if Bxe6 fxe6+ mates ]

d)
Ian Rogers vs Fabrice Delay, Martigny, 1985
rn1qk2r/p2b1p1p/1p2p2R/1B1NP3/3bnB2/8/PPP3P1/R2Q1K2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6+ fxe6 Qh5+ Kf8 Bh6+ Qg4+ Ng5 Bxd7 ]

e)
Ian Rogers vs Robert Hamilton, Ballarat, 1986
3r1r2/R4n2/2np2pk/3qp1b1/1P2N3/6PB/2Q2B1P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 if Nxb4 Rh7+ or if Rxf7 Nxg5 ]

Ian Rogers puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ian Rogers vs Mihai Suba, Szirak, 1986
r1b2rk1/pp1pbpp1/7p/3Np1q1/1PP5/6P1/P2Q1PBP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ f4 if exf4 h4 ]

b)
Ian Rogers vs Salor Sitanggang, Jakarta, 1987
2q3rk/2r2pp1/b3p1Q1/p2pPP1P/1p1B4/1P6/1PPR4/4K1R1 w - - 0 1
[ f6 if fxg6 hxg6 mates ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Milenko Sibarevic vs Ian Rogers, Mendrisio, 1987
4rrk1/2p3pp/p1n5/1pqp4/8/1BPb1N2/PP1N1QPP/R1B3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ Nxe1 Qxf2+ ]

d)
Liafbern Riemersma vs Ian Rogers, Wijk aan Zee, 1987
b3r1k1/p4pp1/5q1r/NP2n3/P2Qp3/4P1P1/3R1PB1/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Rogers vs Evgeny Ermenkov, Calcutta, 1988
1R6/3kbr2/3p2p1/5qp1/3R1B2/8/1PPKQ3/5r2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd6+ if Kc7 Qc4+ or if Bxd6 Qe8+ ]

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Ian Rogers puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Ian Rogers vs Alexander Sznapik, Thessaloniki, 1988
1r6/2R1n3/3pBk1b/3Pp1n1/3qP1Q1/6P1/1PR2NK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qf5+ if Nxf5 Ng4+ Kg6 exf5+ or if Kg7 Rxe7+ Nf7 Rxf7+ ]


b)
Black mates in 3.
Daniel King vs Ian Rogers, Bayswater, 1988
3n2k1/p6p/R3p1pP/1q1pPp2/3n4/Q7/3B1PP1/3K4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Ian Rogers vs Dusko Ivanisevic, Sokobanja Open, 1989
2R2b1k/7p/6pP/p3P3/5r2/8/PPP1B3/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Bc4 if g5 e6 ]


d)
Ian Rogers vs Alfred Weindl, Mendrision, 1989
2r4r/1pq2pkp/p3b1p1/4p1P1/1b2Pn1P/1BN1B3/PPP2Q2/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Bxf4 if exf4 Qd4+ ]

e)
Ian Rogers vs Joris Brenninkmeijer, Groningen, 1990
1k2rn2/p1q2p2/1pp2B2/4nQP1/1PP1B3/P7/8/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ ]

Ian Rogers puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jon Arnason vs Ian Rogers, Groningen, 1990
4r1k1/p1p2ppp/bpn5/8/1b1P3P/2N1BP2/PP1KN1P1/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Na5 if b3 Bxe2 or if a3 Bxc3+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Ian Rogers vs Nigel Davies, London, 1991
5q2/1ppr1br1/1p1p1knR/1N4R1/P1P1PP2/1P6/2P4Q/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Qh4 if Bg8 Rf5+ ]

c)
Chris Depasquale vs Ian Rogers, Canberra, 1991
5rk1/1b1P3p/7r/2Q1p1N1/5p2/1q4P1/5R1P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg3+ if Kf1 Ba6+ ]

d)
Ian Rogers vs Gilberto Milos, Manila, 1992
k4r1r/p4p1b/2qp2p1/b2Np1Pp/4P2P/PR1R4/1PP1QP2/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Rdc3 if Bxc3 Qa6 ]

e)
Ian Rogers vs Jaan Elvest, Biel, 1993
4kb1Q/2q4p/3p4/5r2/8/2B5/PPP3b1/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Re1+ w/Bf6+ ]

Ian Rogers puzzles, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ian Rogers vs Johannes Van Mil, Tilburg, 1993
2nq1rk1/1pN1ppb1/pn4p1/3P4/5BB1/1P2Q1P1/P4P2/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6 if fxe6 Bxe6+ & Kg2 ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Kiril Georgiev vs Ian Rogers, Biel, 1993
bq3rk1/3n3p/6p1/1PN5/3p4/BP6/3QBPPb/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2+ Kxg2 Rxf2+ if Rxf2 Qg3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Mark Craven vs Ian Rogers, Noosa, 1993
r1b4r/pp4k1/2n4q/1Q4p1/3pN1n1/6pP/PPP1PpB1/R4R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh3+ Bxh3 Rxh3+ Kg2 Ne3+ Kf3 Bg4# ]

d)
Juan Manuel Martin vs Ian Rogers, Las Palmas, 1994
2kr4/pp3p2/2p2p2/3rp2q/1b1P3P/3QB1P1/PPR2P2/1K1R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4 if Bxd4 Rxd4 ]

e)
Ian Rogers vs Dmitry Gedevanishvili, Canberra, 1995
2r3k1/2P2pbp/1q2p1p1/1r6/p3NP2/3Q4/P3N1PP/2R4K w - - 0 1
[ Qd7 w/Nd6 ]

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Ian Rogers puzzles, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ian Rogers vs Stefan Loffler, Netherlands, 1995
3r4/6kp/1p3pb1/p2B4/q6r/6QP/P4PP1/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qc7+ w/Bb3 ]

b)
Ian Rogers vs Erik Van den Doel, Wijk aan Zee, 1995
r4rk1/1p2p1bp/p3b1p1/2qpP3/3n2P1/1B2Q2P/PP1N1P1B/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 if Nf3+ Qxf3 or if dxe4 Qxd4 ]

c)
Hans Groffen vs Ian Rogers, Netherlands, 1996
r1b2rk1/5pbp/p4np1/q1pPp3/Pp2P3/3B1P2/RP1Q2PP/1N2K1NR b K - 0 1
[ ...Bh6 if Qxh6 b3+ ]

d)
Ian Rogers vs Markus Wach, Linz, 1997
3r1rk1/4p1bp/Bnp2pp1/2Nb4/P2P1q2/1P6/1Q3BPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg3 w/Bc7 ]

e)
Ian Rogers vs Jonathan Parker, England, 1998
3R2bk/n1p1r1pp/5p2/1P2pP1N/q7/8/2PB2PP/3Q3K w - - 1 0
[ Be3 if Nxb5 Qd5 mates or if Qa2 Ra8 ]

Ian Rogers puzzles, pt. viii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Ian Rogers vs Naum Kagan, Melbourne, 1998
2r2k1b/5p2/5PbN/pNr1P3/Pn5R/KP4P1/3R4/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 Bxf6 exf6 if Nc2+ Kb2 ]

b)
Irina Krush vs Ian Rogers, Hawaii, 1998
2rr4/pp4b1/3k2pp/2nP1p2/4p3/P6P/BP1R1PP1/2R1NK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb3 ]

c)
David Smerdon vs Ian Rogers, Hervey Bay, 1998
6k1/p5pp/8/8/1PppP3/P7/3K2PP/4Rr2 b - - 0 1
[ ...c3+ Ke2 d3+ Kxf1 c2 Ra1 d2 ]

d)
David Isonzo vs Ian Rogers, Salsomaggiore, 1998
8/1p4k1/pb2pp2/3q2rp/1P1N1R2/2P2QP1/1P5P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf3 Rxf3 e5 ]

e)
M Pluess vs Ian Rogers, Baden, 1999
4r1k1/5pp1/1q4np/1b6/1R1Pp3/1r2P1PP/3Q2B1/4NRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa5 ]

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Ian Rogers puzzles, pt. ix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
John Donaldson vs Ian Rogers, Hertogenbosch, 1999
8/p7/6k1/1RB1r2p/N1Pb2nP/5p2/P4P2/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh2+ Kg1 Re1+ Kxh2 Be5+ ]

b)
Friso Nijboer vs Ian Rogers, Hertogenbosch, 1999
r5k1/5ppb/1p2p2p/8/1B1P2P1/1P3P1P/r1P5/1KR4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc2+ Rxc2 Ra1+ Kb2 R8a2+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Ian Rogers vs Etienne Mensch, Deizisau, 2001
1r1q4/1r1np1bk/p5p1/PnpPp2p/R1B5/1P1Q3P/3BN1P1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxg6+ if Kxg6 Bd3+ or if Kg8 d6+ ]

d)
Ian Rogers vs Alexander Fominyh, Saint Vincent, 2001
1r6/3q2bk/1pn1r1pp/pNpnpp1b/P1N5/1PPP2PP/1B1R1PBK/4RQ2 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd5 Qxd5 Nc7 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Ian Rogers vs Alexander Baburin, Kilkenny, 2001
r3kn2/1pq1b1Q1/2p3p1/p7/3PN1P1/4R2P/P4P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Kd8 Qxf8+ ]

Ian Rogers puzzles, pt. x.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Thomas Samray vs Ian Rogers, Charleroi, 2001
2krr1b1/ppp4p/3b1q2/4N1p1/2P3P1/5QBP/PP3P2/1K1R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe5 ]

b)
Ian Rogers vs Rob Michiels, Vlissingen, 2005
R7/3r3p/p2r2p1/1p4P1/4kP2/2R1P1K1/P7/8 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ if Kd5 or Kf5 Re5# ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Ian Rogers vs St Bergsson, Gibraltar, 2005
b5r1/2r5/2pk4/2N1R1p1/1P4P1/4K2p/4P2P/R7 w - - 0 1
[ Re6+ ]

d)
Ian Rogers vs Vincent Suttor, Tuggeranong, 2007
r4rk1/3n1p2/4q1pp/p1ppPN2/3P2Q1/P1n3P1/3N3P/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxh6+ Kg7 Rxf7+ if Rxf7 Qxe6 ]

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