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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)
Wolfgang Thormann vs Lothar Vogt, Stralsund, 1975
r5k1/5pb1/1ppq2pp/p3P3/P1b3Q1/1NP5/1P4PP/R1B3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd3 if Nd2 Qe3+ mates ]

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 ]

1d)
Lothar Vogt vs Lothar Kollberg

Lothar Vogt puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5.
R Wolfram vs Lothar Vogt, DDR, 1986
r4rk1/pp3pp1/2b1p2p/2P4q/2P3n1/1B2BNP1/PP2QPK1/4R1R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh2+ Kf1 Qh3+ Rg2 Qh1+ Rg1 Nh2+ ]

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)
Henrik Danielsen vs Lothar Vogt, Copenhagen, 1991
r5k1/pb2qp1p/1p4p1/8/P1P2P2/4pP2/3rB1PP/RQ2R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh4 Kh1 Qf2 ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Axel Moeller vs Lothar Vogt, Leipzig, 1997
4r2k/p4Qbp/3B1np1/1P1P3q/8/2N2b2/PP5P/R4KR1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3+ Kf2 Ng4+ Rxg4 Bd4+ Rxd4 Qg2# ]

2e)
mate in 4
Axel Moeller vs Lothar Vogt

Lothar Vogt puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Lothar Vogt vs Rainer Staudte, Chemnitz, 1998
2r5/6kp/3qpp2/1p1p4/3P1n2/4Q1NP/1P3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf4 Qxf4 Nh5+ ]

b)
Ulrich Eggenberger vs Lothar Vogt, Crans Montana, 1999
r3r1k1/p4p1p/b1pp2p1/2q5/3P1Pn1/NQ5P/PP4P1/R1BR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd4+ ]

c)
Lothar Vogt vs Vera Medunova, Guben, 2000
6k1/1p2rp1p/p2R1bpQ/4q3/P7/4B1P1/1r3P1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 if Qxf6 Rd8+ mates ]

d)
Lothar Vogt vs Juergen Hesse, Lenk, 2001
2b2r2/2prq1kp/p3Qbp1/1p2p1N1/2p1P3/1P1P3P/P1P2RP1/2B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe7+ if Rxe7 Ba3 or if Bxe7 Ne6+ ]

e)
Lothar Vogt vs Dragan Rasovic, Switzerland, 2008
2br4/4npkp/p4bp1/1p1Bq1N1/1P6/P3B3/3Q1PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7 if Qxd5 Nxd8 ]

3a)
Lothar Vogt vs Rainer Staudte

Lothar Vogt puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Francesco Antognini vs Lothar Vogt, Switzerland, 2016
2r5/p2qn1bk/2brp2p/2R2ppP/1P6/4PNP1/2QB1PB1/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3 Rxc8 Rxd2 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Lothar Vogt vs Helsio Paulo Sousa, Oslo, 2017
r2k1b1r/1q1n1Qp1/pp5p/3R4/P2N4/2P5/1P3PPP/R1B3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne6+ ]

c)
Lothar Vogt vs Marco Gaehler, Switzerland, 2018
1r4k1/4qpp1/2rnp3/1p5p/1P6/P4PP1/1B1RQ1KP/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd6 if Rxd6 Qe5 ]

4c)
Lothar Vogt vs Marco Gaehler


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