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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Vlatko Bogdanovski.
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)
Nail Muhamedzjanov vs Vlatko Bogdanovski, Sokobanja, 1989
2r3k1/1p3p1p/4b1pb/2Pp4/1PnN4/rNR1P2P/4BKP1/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd2 if Rfc1 Ne4+ ]

b)
Vlatko Bogdanovski vs Vladimir Raicevic, Pula, 1990
3r2k1/3nQppp/5q2/1p6/2p5/6PB/1P3P1P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd7 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Vlatko Bogdanovski vs Andre Ezratti, Toulouse, 1990
2r2rkq/1p1b1p2/p2p1PpQ/P1pPp3/4P3/6R1/1P2B1P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Zoran Mijailovic vs Vlatko Bogdanovski, Belgrade, 1994
r1q3k1/ppn5/3p1pp1/1PpPp3/2P1Pb2/PNN2KP1/7r/1R1Q1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3 if Qe1 or Rg1 Qh5+ ]

e)
Vlatko Bogdanovski vs Petar Genov, Star Dojran, 1995
r5k1/2r4p/p2pq1p1/5p2/2nQ1P2/4p1P1/PP5P/R2R1BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg2 if Rac8 Bd5 ]


mate in 3.
Vlatko Bogdanovski vs Nikola Mitkov

Vlatko Bogdanovski puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Can Arduman vs Vlatko Bogdanovski, Heraklio, 1997
2r3k1/3rppb1/p6p/1pB5/1Pn2P2/P7/2R1N1PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne3 ]

b)
Vlatko Bogdanovski vs Alexander Danilovic, Skopje, 1998
r4r1k/4Q1bp/p1qN2p1/1ppnp1B1/6P1/7P/PPP2P2/2KRR3 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6 if Nb4 a3 or if Nc7 Nf7+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Leighton Williams vs Vlatko Bogdanovski, Breda, 1998
4r2k/p5bp/1p2q1p1/1Pp4r/P2np3/6BP/1PN2PPK/2QR1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Vlatko Bogdanovski vs Didier Dallet, Metz, 2000
r3nqk1/6p1/2p3Q1/1pPpPP2/8/P2BPP2/3K4/7R w - - 1 0
[ f6 Nxf6 exf6 Qxf6 Rh8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Vlatko Bogdanovski vs Nikola Mitkov, Gevgelija, 2002
Q2R4/5ppk/1p2r3/p3Pq1p/P4B1P/1P4P1/2r2PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Kg6 Rh6+ ]


Vlatko Bogdanovski vs Nazmedin Imeri

Vlatko Bogdanovski puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Vlatko Bogdanovski vs Goran Arsovic, Bijeljina Dvorovi, 2002
4Q3/1q4k1/pp1P2p1/5pn1/P7/2N5/1P4Pp/7K w - - 1 0
[ d7 Nf7 Qxf7+ Kxf7 d8/N+ ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Vlatko Bogdanovski vs John Masterson, Rethymnon, 2003
2rq1rk1/7p/3p1np1/p1nPpNQ1/1p2P3/5PN1/PP4P1/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Rxh7 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Filip Pancevski vs Vlatko Bogdanovski, Skopje, 2010
r5k1/p5pp/R3p3/2N1p3/4Pb1P/2N2K2/1Pnr2P1/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd4+ Kg4 Rxg2+ ]

d)
Vlatko Bogdanovski vs Nedzmedin Sadiki, Struga, 2013
rn1q1rk1/pb2bppp/1p2p3/2p5/3P4/2P2NP1/P1Q1PPBP/R1B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 if Bxg5 Bxb7 or if Bxg2 Qxh7# ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Vlatko Bogdanovski vs Dragana Nikolovska, Struga, 2013
3r3k/r1p1qPb1/1p6/pPpBP2N/P3Q2P/1P4P1/5RK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qg6 if Qe5 f8/Q+ ]

f)
Vlatko Bogdanovski vs Nazmedin Imeri, Skopje, 2015
rn3rk1/1b3qp1/p6p/1p1N4/3P4/1Q1B4/PP1B1PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ Kh8 Ng6+ Kg8 Nxf8 Kxf8 Bb4+ Kg8 Bh7+ ]


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