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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Lothar Vogt.
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)
White mates in 3.
Lothar Vogt vs Hartmut Pfeil, Straussberg, 1971
6qk/1pb1r1p1/6Qp/pp3RN1/8/P1P1p1PP/1P3P1K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rf8 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Lothar Vogt vs Guenther Moehring, Erfurt, 1973
8/6r1/R7/6kp/1P1b4/P2B2P1/6KP/8 w - - 1 0
[ h4+ Kg4 Ra5 ]

c)
Lothar Vogt vs Heikki Westerinen, Budapest, 1976
8/5Rpk/6p1/4p3/P1B1n1K1/7P/6P1/7r w - - 1 0
[ Rf1 ]

d)
Lothar Vogt vs Lothar Kollberg, Frankfurt, 1977
1rb5/2R2p1p/1p3kp1/p2pn3/P2N4/8/5PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ f4 Nd7 Re8 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Lothar Vogt vs John Fedorowicz, Naleczow, 1979
6qk/1p5p/pP3rP1/7Q/1P6/7R/5b1P/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Re8 ]

Lothar Vogt puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Lothar Vogt vs Eduard Meduna, Trnava, 1982
r3rbk1/1b3ppp/1p2p2q/p6N/7R/3B4/PP2QPPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Qxf6 Bxh7+ Kh8 Qh5 Qh6 Qxf7 ]

b)
Lothar Vogt vs Lippert, Bochum, 1990
r3r1k1/1p3pbp/2p1b1p1/4p3/p1P1P3/qP4PP/P1QB1PB1/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ b4 if b5 Re3 ]

c)
Lothar Vogt vs Uffe Vinter-Schou, Copenhagen, 1991
4r2k/1p2r2p/p1bRN1p1/1qP2p2/3Rn3/1B5P/PP4P1/6QK w - - 1 0
[ Rxe4 if Bxe4 Qd4+ Kg8 Ng5+ or if fxe4 Qd4+ Kg8 Nf4+ ]

d)
Lothar Vogt vs Rainer Staudte, Chemnitz, 1998
2r5/6kp/3qpp2/1p1p4/3P1n2/4Q1NP/1P3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf4 ]

e)
Lothar Vogt vs Vera Medunova, Guben, 2000
6k1/1p2rp1p/p2R1bpQ/4q3/P7/4B1P1/1r3P1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 ]


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