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"1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate" by Fred Reinfeld can be downloaded here. The first 24 examples may be studied directly on the website.

A Basic Guide To Chess Openings - the openings are illustrated with the aid of a webbased game replayer.

A Beginner´s Garden to Chess Openings - a simple introduction to chess openings by David A. Wheeler. chess has a lot of stuff about openings and game traps.

Apertura de peón de rey contains short descriptions of different openings, which arise after 1. e4. The openings are automatically replayed by a game viewer. Language: Spanish and English.

Aperturas ECO (ECO openings) – you look for the name of the opening, get the ECO-code and then you can visualize the opening by a game viewer. Language: Spanish.

Baloo Chess is above all going to treat various chess openings. Language: French.

Chess4us is a site that deals with specific openings and defences.

Chess Archeology also has a list of openings sorted according to ECO-codes.

Chess Channel has produced hundreds of webbased audio-visual lessons about chess openings, including classic videos and TV shows originally released by GM Video, and now digitally re-mastered for Chess Channel. To watch shows at Chess Channel, you will need to register an account and download Chess Channel viewer. You can use it to watch free, extensive excerpts from all the shows - and if you wish, you can use the viewer to watch full length videos with Chess Channel "Pay per View". Grand masters as Nigel Davies, Chris Ward and Julian Hodgson among others function as commentators.

Chess City (editors Avery Cardoza and Eric Schiller) deals with gambits, among others the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit.

Chess opening - Wikipedia has a comprehensive article about chess openings.

Chess Openings - an HTML version of the ECO database that is distributed with GNU Chess.

Chess Openings Handouts - Exeter Chess Club´s excellent section about opening theory. catalogues the popular opening moves in chess, in the four main categories - Open, Closed, Semi - Open and Flank. Also the less popular openings are included.

Chess Openings Software - Bookup 2000 Express is a chess database program used mostly for modeling opening repertoires. There are three versions, one of them is freeware. See also “Chess software”.

Chess Openings Statistics - Adam Bozon has investigated a great number of GM-games since 1991 to find out which openings, which are most advantageous for white respective black, and the worst ones. has a comprehensive section of openings.

Chess has more than 5000 pages GM-analyses of different openings. Every opening is updated monthly.

Chess Siberia has an extensive list of opening sorted according to ECO codes.

Chess Theory is dedicated to chess theory, opening theory, chess practice, chess learning and analysis ”and will guide you from classical chess theory to modern”. Languages: French and English.

Clasificación de aperturas de ajedrez - Jordi Gonzalez Boada has compiled this list of chess openings in Spanish.

Codes ECO et noms des ouvertures aux échecs - a list in French with ECO codes and the names of the chess openings.

Complete ECO codes with variation names compiled by Exeter Chess club.

Cuadernos de ajedrez is an Argentinian chess magazin in PDF format, that specializes in opening theory. Language: Spanish.

Current Index of all chess positions - a list of chess openings. The openings are illustrated and shortly commented.

Débuter aux échecs is intended for beginners, who want to learn chess openings. Language: French.

Die Eröffnungen - comprehensive list of chess openings in German.

Die Fesselung ist immer und überall (The pin is always and everywhere) – a “rather odd textbook” about pins by Hans-Peter Kraus. Language: German.

Die SSK-Eröffnungsschule (The SSK School of Chess Openings) - SK Kaltenkirschen has compiled this list with chess openings, which furthermore can be replayed by a game viewer. Language: German.

ECO-codes are put together by Steve Pribut.

Encyclopedia of Chess Openings including game statistics. Games can be downloaded in PGN- or CBF-format. - French website, which chiefly deals with game analyses. Rather new site.

Farside Chess has a list of openings sorted according to ECO codes.

Armin Fingerhut´s Eröffnungstips (Opening Tips) is intended for club players, who are interested in certain openings or want to enlarge their opening repertoire. Language: German. specializes in gambits and also arranges e-mail chess tournaments.

Gambit Site, which is run by Tomas Stock, treats anything about gambits. Languages: English and German.

How to improve your chess openings by Ignacio Marin.

Il quaderno della teoria (Notebook of theory) treats chess openings, especially unorthodox. There are also some commented games. Language: Italian.

Introduction au jeu d´échecs - a personal and nonpretentious site about chess, that above all addresses itself to amateur players, who play rather than good, but who for example nevertheless would like to defeat a chess program, using the black pieces! The site is focusing on opening theory. Language: French.

La Novedad Teórica del Día - GM Juan Sebastián Morgado publishes daily news about chess opening theory. The commented games can either be downloaded in ChessBase or in PGN-Format. The page is part of Ajedrez de Estilo. Language: Spanish.

La pagina de ajedrez de Pepe - this page contains extensive discussions about chess opening theory. Besides there are seven chess problems, fetched from "Libro de ajedrez" by Alfonso X, which was published in Sevilla in 1283.

Leonids Megapage deals with a number of openings. Maybe disappeared.

Les principales ouvertures aux échecs
(The most important openings in chess) from Le Jeu d´echecs expliqué, that also contains a lot of other interesting information, for example a glossary. Language: French.

Minor opening mistakes - and their consequences. From Exeter Chess Club.

Network of Chess Openings.The author has compiled a network of openings, primarily to improve his own game. The opening register does not only contain standard openings but also traps. The different openings are also commented.

Opening Lanes - Gary Lane has a written monthly column in Chess Café since June 1996, featuring answers to reader's questions about opening theory.

Ouvertures et codes ECO aux échecs - a complete list of chess openings from the French Correspondence Chess Federation,

Schacköppningar (Chess openings) - Virsbo Schackklubb has a section with openings, which can be replayed directly. Language: Swedish.

School of Computing in Salt Lake City, USA, has a webbased game replayer (PGN-reader) for chess openings.

Shredder Computer Chess has a database on the net, which identifies an opening as soon as you have moved a piece.

Skakteori (Chess theory) treats a number of openings as for example King´s Indian, Grünfeld, Sicilian and Caro-Kann. Language: Danish.

Step-by-step Analyse - Russel Black develops a fundamental strategy, SCAN, in two articles.

Sudbury Chess Club has a section about chess openings, including variants, which can be replayed directly on the website.

The 64 commandments on Chess - ten are not enough.

The Chess Kamikaze Home Page favors gambits.

Tricks and traps - the best openings tricks focus on the squares f2 and f7, according to the author, who also regards the Caro-Kann as the top one bad opening.

Unusual Chess Openings - Adam Bozon has listed 60 unusual openings. Some of them he considers just ridiculous. You can download 500 games in several of those openings in PGN format.

Bill Wall has a list of chess openings.

Wissenschaftliche Schachtheorie - the game of chess is between logic and chaos, but the present chess theory has not exhausted the force of logical thinking. This should be accomplished by the scientific chess theory. The first volume will soon appear. Language: German.

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Specific openings

Albin Counter-Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5!? – ECO-code D08) – Andrew Martin means that almost all opening theorists frown upon this counter-gambit and yet Black continues to win a lot of games!

Alekhine´s Defence (1.e4 Nf6) - the home page Alekhine Game of the Week publishes a game, where Alekhine´s Defence is used, every week.

BDG variations - Knut Jarle Hjørnevik has prepared this complete overview of all Blackmar-Diemer Gambit variations and some related gambit ideas. Language: English.

Belgrade Gambit (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nd5!) is treated by Tomas Stock on this page.

Bird´s Opening (1.f4) as well as From´s Gambit (1.f4 e5) is discussed on this site. Language: French.

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit - 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 is a well-known gambit.

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 exf3) by Tom Purser. "White obtains quick development, open lines, and active pieces. Black must defend carefully..., he writes.

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit with additional text .

Budapest Gambit (Budapest Gambit for the Club Player): 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4.

Caro gambit - 1.e4 d5 (or 1...c6 2.d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4) 2.d4 dxe4 3.Nc3 c6 4. f3 is discussed by Rajmund Emanuel.

Caro-Kann ( 1.e4 c6 2. d4 d5) – excerpt in PDF-format from Eric Schiller´s book.

Caro-Kann, the Panov Attack: Fianchetto variation (1.e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6). ”Black is willing to part with the pawn at d5 and not regain it for a considerable period of time”, Eric Schiller writes.

Colle System, The (Der Colle-Aufbau) - ( 1.d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 e6 4. Nbd2 c5) compiled by Klaus Schumacher. According to him, the main advantage with the Colle System is that White hardly have to invest time in getting a good and playable position. Language: German.

Diemer-Duhm Gambit (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.c4), a really odd gambit, has its own page.

Dutch Defence - Hebert Pérez Garciá examines foremost the Antoshin System in Dutch. Language: Spanish.

Dutch Stonewall (1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nc3 O-O 6. Nf3 d5) is discussed on this page by Exeter Chess Club.

English (1.c4) - The Ideas behind the English opening. From Exeter Chess Club.

Evans Gambit, The.This classical opening (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4) is treated by Tomas Stock on this page.

Evans gambit, The - this page treats accepted as well as declined Evans gambit.

Four Knight Game, the Halloween-Attack (1. e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nxe5) is treated by Steffen Jacob, who also has created the chess program Hossa.

Franco-Benoni (1. e4 e6 2. d4 c5) by Tim Harding. "Why play a main line defence that your opponent may know well beyond move 20 when you may be able to surprise him at move two…?"

French – from Exeter Chess Club.

French - The Ideas behind French – from Exeter Chess Club.

French, Winkelmann-Reimer Gambit : 1. e4 e6 2. d4 e5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 Bxc3 5. bxc3 dxe4 6.f3.

Gambit Blackmar-Diemer - website, dedicated to the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, the main interest of which is a synthesis in different defences of Black, opening transitions to the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit and some questions, especially related to this opening. Eric Jego manages more sites about BDG, an Internet shop, the blog Eric le Diemorophile and also another blog. Language: French.

Gibbens-Weidenhagen Gambit (1.d4 Nf6 2. g4 Nxg4) is analysed by Nick Cummings. Stun your opponents from as early as move 2, encourages he. "Gibbins" is probably a more common spelling.

Goring Gambit (1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4.c3!?) by Gary Good.

Grob (1.g4!?) is "a wonderful surprise weapon against good players who are locked up in common openings" (translation from English to Swedish and back to English again), Eric Schiller writes. The page may have disappeared.

Gruenfeld defence, The - 1. c4 Nf6 2.d4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qb3 c6 6. cxd5 .This paper focuses on the Russian system against the Gruenfeld defence.

Halasz Gambit : 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.f4.: 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.f4.

Hippopotamus Defence, The is summed up by Nikolay Kostov in the following way: “The main idea behind Black’s set-up is to fianchetto both of his bishops (on b7 and g7) and placing the knights on d7 and e7 after the pawn moves d7-d6 and e7-e6.”

Hübsch-Gambit, Das - 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. e4 Nxe4 4. Nxe4 dxe4 is closely related to the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. Language: German.

King´s Gambit (1. e4 e5 2.f4) -"Who´s Afraid of the King´s gambit?" by Eric Schiller.

King´s Gambit is also treated by Tomas Johansson. Language: English.

King´s Gambit - variations of the King´s Gambit. From Exeter Chess Club.

King´s Gambit - the variant 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 (the best move for black according to my opinion) - is treated on på The Chess Openings Club Web Page.

King´s Gambit, Muzio Gambit (1. e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5. 0-0 ) is played in thematic e-mail tournaments, which are arranged by this section of GambitSite.

King´s Indian (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6) - subtitle: fun with the King´s Indian.

King´s Indian (E60 – E99), which was introduced by Louis Paulsen in the end of the 19th century, is comprehensively treated on this page. Even if you do not understand French, you can download games in this opening. Language: French.

King´s Indian - Indian King - is an adoration to the King´s Indian opening (1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6). The webmaster plans to develop an encyclopaedia of the King´s Indian. Languages: English and Dutch.

Larsen´s Opening, also called the Nimzo-Larsen Attack, arises after 1. b2 – b3. According to statistics from ChessBase 1.b3 ranks sixth in popularity out of the possible twenty first moves.

Latvian Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5) is heatedly defended by John Elburg.

Le Gambit Blackmar-Diemer - Eric Jego, who calls himself a “diemerophil”, intends to collect the maximum number of links to the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, review books and comment games with this opening. His book about the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit is scheduled to the beginning of 2010. Language: French.

Le Blog de l´Orang-Utan (1.b4) treats the Orangutang opening. Language: French.

Le gambit Humphrey Bogart (1. d4 Nf6 2.g4!!?) - this gambit is also known by other names: the Gibbins-Weidenhagen gambit, Bronstein´s gambit and Tim Krabbé´s gambit. Humphrey Bogart did also like to play it. Language: French.

Nimsowitsch Defence (1.e4 Nc6) - is it playable?

Nimsowitsch Defence (1. e4 Nc6) is treated by Marek Soszynski . Language: English.

Owen´s defence (1.e4 b6), which also could be called Queen fianchetto, if white plays d4 as his second move. This old opening is discussed by Christof Herbrechtsmeier. Language: German.

Petrov (1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3) - for beginners. From Exeter Chess Club.

Petrov (Tout sur la Petroff/Everything about Petrov), that is 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6. The site elucidates the Petrov in many ways and you can also download 10000 games in this opening. Languages: French and English.

Petrov, the Cochrane-Gambit (C-42), by Uwe Bekemann, in the form of an e-book.

Pirc (1. e4 d6) - the title is "Die Pirc die", which absolutely has to be interpreted as an attempt of execution of Pirc. Language: English.

Ponziani (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3) – the correspondence player David Taylor has spent a lot of time and energy to analyse this particular opening.

Queen-pawn opening, the Colle system (1.d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 e6) - from Exeter Chess Club.

Queen´s Gambit - Mark Morss considers d4 as white´s best opening move and that black gets into a defence position with few chances to win.

Queen´s Gambit, Declined (1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bf4 0-0 6. e2 Nbd7 - ECO-code: D 37) by IM Zoran Ilic. The page might have vanished…

Ruy Lopez (1.e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Bb5) - the Spanish torture? From Exeter Chess club.

Ruy Lopez (Spanish), the Classical Defence :1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4. 0-0 Bc5 - ECO-cod C65. Part 2 .

Ruy Lopez (Spanish), the Marshall Attack by Eric Schiller.

Sicilian with 2. b3 - analyse by Tibor Karolyi.

Sicilian - a introduction to the Sicilian Defence. From Exeter Chess Club.

Sicilian (B40) (1.e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 4. Nc3 Bb4!?) is treated by Ignacio Marin.

Sicilian, Introduction to (Einführung in die Sizilianische Verteidigung) – article by Erhard Frolik. The Sicilian defence was mentioned for the first time in 1594 by the Italian Giulio Polerio.

Sicilian, the Najdorf-variant arises after 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3 d4.

Sicilian, the Shveshnikovvariant (1.e4 c5 2. c3 - ECO-cod B22) is presented by Shveshnikov himself in a series of six articles.

Scandinavian Defence (1.e4 d5) was first documented 1435. Author: David Hayes – Logical Chess.

Scottish Gambit (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4) has at last got its own page. An excellent opening in blitz.

Scottish Gambit is also treated by Tim Harding.

Scottish opening (1. e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.d4 ) is analysed by GM Eugeny Shveshnikov on Kasparovchess.

Skandinavian Defence, Marshall Gambit (1.e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6).

Skandinavian Defense, Tennison Gambit (1. e4 d5 2. Nf3 eller 1. Nf3 d5 2.e4) - text in PDF-format.

Skandinavian, Marshall Gambit - the same opening as above but here it is called "Skandinavian Gambit".

Smith-Morra Gambit against Sicilian - 1.e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3.c3.

Steinitz Gambit ( 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 exf4 4. d4) by IM Andrew Martin.

Tal gambit - these pages, which are a sub-section of GambitSite, are dedicated to the so called Tal Gambit, which arises from the moves: 1.e4 c5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 Nf6 !? Language: English.

The Lion - Menno Bijmolt, who once started this site, presented the Lion in the following way: "The Lion is an extraordinary chess opening. Playing with black you have an incredible strong weapon against all the white opening moves you can imagine. The Lion is an excellent response to 1.e4 or 1.d4, but the Lion is also the best answer for 1.c4 and 1. Nf3. ” Languages: English and Dutch.

The Orangutang (1.b4) is scrutinized by Marek Trokenheim. Language: English.

Two Knight Defence (1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 with the counter-attack 4. - Nxe4 ) is treated by Tim Harding.

Two Knights Defence, the Perreux Variation (1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Ng5) by Michael Goeller.

Two Knights Defence, the Traxler counter gambit
(La contre-attaque traxler) – 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 Bc5. A counter attack for attacking players. Language: French.

Urosovgambit (1.e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4. Nf3) is discussed by Michael Goeller.

Middle- and endgame chess has a endgame section with a series lessons.

Arves is actually an initial abbreviation for Alexander Rueb Vereniging voor SchaakEindspelStudie. Al Rueb was one of the founders of FIDE and its first chairman in 1925. The association is devoted to endgame studies. Languages: Dutch and English.

British Endgame Study News by John Beasley.

Chess Cafe has a section for endgame studies.

Chesspro´s selected problems with a number of programs to improve tactical skill.

Chessquizz - Lionel Goldgewicht has constructed this site with well working online free chess exercises taken from “the best chess games of chess history”. Language: French.

Chess Tactics Tester - exercises based on positions from real games.

Daily Chess Puzzles and Chess Problems - Brian Balestri publishes daily chess problems, mostly collected from played games. The exercises can also be sent by e-mail.

EG issues 1-150 contains 150 issues of EG (Endgame) from 1965 and ahead in PDF-format. An editorial asks: ”Why E G ... E G is very nearly egg. Analogies between the egg and the endgame study are not hard to find”. The next, maybe natural, question is, if “eggheads” also are involved in endgame studies.

Encyklopedia of Middle Games really exists.

Endgame Analysis Page with a number of endgame studies. Slow interface.

Endgame of the day publishes obviously an endgame study every day. You can also subscribe on this service via e-mail.

Esercizi di Tattica - tactical exercises taken from played games. Language: Italian.

Geistige Übungen für Schachboxer (Spiritual exercises for chess boxers) – every week a new exercise from a played game. Language: German.

Harold van der Heijden has a home page primarily devoted to endgame studies. Language: English.

Key moves publishes every week a chess problem from played games. 127 positions in the achive.

Lessons in endgame strategy by Jan van Reek can be downloaded directly.

Mastery in Chess treats rook endings, involving bishops or pawns.

Michaels Schach-Studien contains about 200 chess studies. Language: German.

Practical Chess Endgame - Brian Gosling presents every Sunday a new endgame to solve.

SC Grafenau has - thanks to Wolf Gregor - a section, Kombi-Ecke (The corner of Combinations) with 90 tactical tasks (10 new tasks every month) taken from real games. Language: German.

SC 34 Viernheim has a training section, that in the first place takes up endgames. Language: German.

Schach Endspiele - German site specialized on endgames.

Taktik-Datenbank from MailChess contains 3500 positions, in most cases collected from played games, in some cases from arisen variations. Free. Language: German.

John Tamplin's Tactical Problem Tablebase - extensive database with tactical problems, however without comments.

Top 10 chess contains primarily combination exercises and analyses of middle game positions.

Trouvez le coup deçisif ! (Find the decisive move!) - Daniel Sequies has collected 200 positions, where you have to find the decisive move. The site also contains a good many other stuff about chess. Language: French.

Web-Abfrage der Nalimov Endgame Tablebases - you can set up a position with six pieces, including kings, and then the webbased program calculates how many moves are needed, for example for white, to mate black. Various variants are also displayed. Language: German.

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132 Studies and Problems is constructed by J.T. Sanderse. contains chess problems, studies and tactical exercises, in most cases collected from Alekhines games. You can use a game viewer to solve these problems and the interface of the game viewer is used for the web-based chess program. Languages: Russian, English and French.

British Chess Problem Society

Bruno´s Chess Problem of the Day - a new chess problem is presented every day. The degree of difficulty is stated.

Andrew Buchanan deals with retrograd analys, which in this case is chiefly related to "dead positions", stalemate positions. is devoted to chess problems and studies. 145 different compositions have been put together. Language: French.

Chess composition - Ján Golha´s site contains his own chess problems, information about composition tournaments and so forth. Languages: Slovak and English.

Chess Composition Books - electronic editions, either zipped or in PDF-format, of books, which no longer are protected by copyright. Responsible: Anders Thulin.

Chess Composition Microweb with Juraj Lörinc from Slovakia as webmaster does not only contain his own chess problems, but also every conceivable thing about chess problems. Language: English.

Chess dBase - Jaroslav Štún, a Slovak chess author and composer, has created this database, which contains more than 200 of his own chess problems of various categories: Fantasy chess, orthodox and helpmates etcetera. Language: English.

Chess problem - excellent article from Wikipedia about chess problem or chess composition. ”Exactly what constitutes a chess problem is, to a degree, open to debate.”

Chess Problem Discussion Board - discussion group about chess problems. 92 users had posted 491 articles on August 21 2004.

Chessproblems is a technically advanced site for chess problem-solving. Users solve and explore all varieties of problems through an interactive applet. Comments can be left on individual problems or discuss them in a forum.

Chess Problems Online contains at least 342 problems - and the number is growing!

Chess Problems Unlimited contains combinatory problems, endgame problems and mating problems.

Chess problem terminology explains a number of sophisticated conceptions within this area of chess.

Chess Puzzles which are fetched from GM-games. Five new puzzles, which may be sent to you by e-mail, twice a month.

Chess Teaching contains a lot of chess lessons and exercises on almost all the stages of the game and for all levels of play. You can get a quick overview by looking at the chess lessons index page, but you can also navigate through this site by using the tags or categories or by using the search option on the site.

Chess Tempo contains more than 35000 chess problems. The problems can be solved interactively and directly on the web as well as on time. Ten languages, including English.

Classic Chess Problems - "a collection of the best chess problems by the greatest composers".

Codex for Chess Composition, developed by the Permanent Commission,of the FIDE for Chess Compositions, deals with general principles of chess composition activities such as composition, solving and publication. The codex is intended to be descriptive, rather than prescriptive.

Composers of chess - a short introduction by Bill Wall to chess compositions and with information about some important chess composers.

Dansk Skakproblem Klub has besides a lot of links to other chess problem pages. Language: Danish.

Etienne Dupuis presents a number of various chess problems on his site, from orthodox problems to proof games. His program Euclide.0.92 is also used to construct proof games. Language: French and English

Hilmar Ebert devotes himself above all to probem chess, but there are also other information about chess, for example chess humour, on the homepage. Language: German.

Ecochess – instructive chess games can be replayed in various openings. Furthermore a number of tactical and endgame exercises are presented.

El arte del mate en dos (The Art of Direct Mate in Two) - Eduardo Sadier from Buenos Aires, Argentine, manages this site, which on the 19th of November contained 35000 problems. Languages: Spanish and English.

Estudiando ajedrez - “a blog for everybody who wants to learn and benefit by this beautiful game”. A new chess problem and a new commented game are published every week. Language: Spanish.

Don French´s Chess Problem Page has many links to other problem-orientated pages.

Genios64 - Emmanuel Ranalli has created this blog about chess problems ”to support those chess players, who daily train the tactical part of the game”. Language: Spanish.

Peter Güssow has been involved in problem chess since childhood. The site contains many of his own compositions, from two-movers to twenty-movers. Language: German.

harmonie, which was founded by Torsten Linss, is a journal devoted to chess problems. Language: German.

Alexander Herbstmann - a number of positional studies by Herbstmann, which all end in draw. Languages: English, German, French and Italian.

Ideachess is a free site, that aims to help chess-lovers improve their game by solving online interactive checkmate and tactics puzzles. There are 23,000 exercises.The main feature of Ideachess is a built-in, real-time tactical chess engine that immediately refutes wrong solutions.

Ifgash - the whole point with chess is that only player can win, the webmaster states. That is why chess is just called checkmate in Russian. Language: Spanish.

il matto del postino - Italian website with chess problems. Languages: Italian and English.

Bengt Ingre – Schackproblem - Bengt Ingre (1934-2000) played chess during his whole life, but became more and more interested in chess problems. He was also active as an arbiter in FIDE. There are few websites in Swedish about chess problems – this is probably the best one.

Initiation au problème d´échecs, that is an introduction to problem chess. Contrary to combination exercises a chess problem is not fetched from a played game but constructed absolutely by the composer, who tries to realize a theme. Language: French. is dedicated to retroanalyse in problem chess. Language: German. - here you can train your tactical and combinatory skills. Three levels of difficulty. Language: German.

Vaclac Kotesovec, who constructs chess problems and programs for chess problems, has one of the most extensive pages about chess problems on the net. Languages: English and Czech.

Les Archives des Problémistes - a large archive sorted by theme, author, source and so on. Language: French.

Les Échecs Artistique - Gilles G. Jobin has put together a collection with 353 chess studies by 153 composers. Language: French.

Lexikon des Problemschachs - a chess problem dictionary, that contains many interesting terms. Already the first word in the dictionary, ”Albino”, got a new meaning all of a sudden. Language: German.

Marcos Homepage – Schachprobleme with more than 80 chess problems. Language: German.

Mastermove is an interactive quiz about endgame composition by composer Bert van der Marel. Mastermove appears weekly. Over 150 quizzes are kept in the archive. Language: English.

Mates animados - 33 easy-going and animated mate exercises. You do not have to understand Spanish to implement them.

Mat Plus - home page for Mat Plus Review and Yugoslave Chess Problemists Society.

Mr. MIP´s Chess Palace includes an interactive chess puzzle engine that allows you to test your ability to solve 1- or 2-move problems and other material.

Abdelaziz Onkoud, IM, likes to busy himself with chess problems during nights. This site is the happy continuation of those wonderful nights. Language: French.

Online Chess Problems - solve chess problems and compete. Turkish website in English. is an Australian site devoted to the art of chess problems.

PDB Server (Chess Problem Database Server) is a database server for chess problems. The database contains, at present, 262517 problems of all kinds. This huge database is entirely the result work by a large number of voluntary contributors. Languages: German, English and French.

Phénix - French journal devoted to chess composition. Many problems belong to the category fairy chess.

Probechecs - this site is devoted to chess problems, starting with simple mate solutions to solutions of more complicated positions. Language: French.

Problemas de ajedrez/Chess problems – Jose Luis Perez will publish a chess problem every day, which he hopes that the visitors will solve. Language: Spanish.

Problemas de Xadrez by Leo Mano treats above all chess problems, but also has tactical exercises. Language: Portuguese. Partly in English.

Problemas de Xadrez - Roberto Stelling from Rio de Janeiro, successful chess problem solver, manages this site. Language: Portuguese.

Problemesis is a French- English speaking net magazine about chess problems. Notation in French.

Problemiste Collection - there are a great number of chess problems to download. Language: French. Special programs as Alybadix or Problemiste seem to be needed to visualize the problems.

Problem Online 2004 - Croatian net magazine for chess problems. Language: English.

Problemschach in Österreich contains as well as chess problems also a short introduction to the fascinating world of chess composition.

Vito Rallo´s Home Page contains chess problems and "heterochess". A new chess problem every month. Languages: Italian and English.

rooff´s Chesspage - the webmaster, who is an educated chess trainer, presents a number of chess problems and exercises. Language: German.

Sack the King! is updated daily. The task is either to find out the best series of moves, the one which results in advantage or in mate. contains a lot of chess problems, studies as wells positions taken from real games, and which can be solved directly on the website. Languages: Russian, English and French.

Schachaufgaben und Schachprobleme - Peter Vogel´s compilation contains 1000 pages, 99000 diagrams, 3000 sources and 5000 authors. If the body of information was published in book form, it would be equivalent to 235 volumes each containing 400 pages. Language: German.

Schachaufgaben von Peter Rösler illustrates a number of remarkable concepts within the world of chess composition. Language: German.

Schach ohne Gegner (Chess without opponents) by Vladimir Šarcevic deals with chess problems. Language: German.

Schachproblem des Tages - you can find a new chess problem every day on the website of the Austrian Chess Federation. Language: German.

Schachprobleme und Problemschach by Rolf Kraetschmer. Substantial and interesting homepage. Language: German.

Schach und Matt! - a method is presented here showing how you can use “volcanic” logic solve chess problems, together with various study exercises.

Schwalbe - deutsche Vereinigung für Problemschach, was originally founded 1924. The association publishes a journal about chess problems, arrange tournaments and so on. Language: German.

Solving chess reports about chess problem solving all over the world. The page is managed by Lubomir Siran.

Solving Ortodox Chess Problems - Heiner Marxen, who has been interested in chess problems since 1973, presents this sphere on this site. He has also developed the problem solving program CHEST. Language: English.

Soumen Tehtäväniekat (The Finnish Chess Problem Society) also publishes a magazine. The homepage is partly in English

Werner Speckmann (1913 - 2001) - with the books, treatises etcetera about chess problems he left, which may be downloaded in electronical form from this website. Language: German. is the official website of the Swedish chess-problems club, Svenska Problemschackklubben and its quarterly magazine, Springaren.

StrateGems is published by Good Companions, which on their part is an international association of chess problem enthusiasts, chess problem composers as well chess problem solvers. Language: English.

Vincent´s Chessproblems Page with 117 problems at this moment.

Unión Argentina de Problemistas de Ajedrez an Argentinian association for chess composers. The member list is public.

Stanislav Vocal´s Chess Composition - the first chess problems are from 1965.

The Babson Task - this problem won the first prize at Shakmatniy v SSSR 1983.

The Chess Examiner lists more than 1000 chess problems inclusive endgame studies and other things.

The Gorfo Pages Problem Chess is managed by Göran Forslund and updated monthly.

The Ural´s Problemist is managed by Andrej Selivanov , somewhere at the Ural mountains maybe. Languages: Russian and English.

Robert F.A. Zwaal, Dutch professor of biochemistry, has a page with chess problems and curiosities. Language: English.

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