Australian Chess Problem Composition
Welcome to OzProblems.com, a site devoted to the chess problem art in Australia! Whether you’re a player who is new to composition chess or an experienced solver looking for challenging problems, we have something for you. Our aim is to promote the enjoyment of chess problems, which are at once interesting puzzles and the most artistic form of chess.
Problem of the Week
644. William Whyatt
British Chess Federation Tourney 1965, 3rd Prize
Mate in 3
The weekly problem’s solution will appear on the following Saturday, when a new work is quoted.
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An in-depth introduction to the art of chess composition, examining various problem types and themes.
Prominent Australian problemists write about their involvement in the contemporary problem scene, and present some of their best compositions.
A comprehensive collection of Australian chess problem materials, including e-books, articles, magazines and columns (all free downloads).
A chess problem blog by Peter Wong, covering a range of subjects. The main page provides a topic index.
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Uri Avner (1941-2014) was a leading Israeli problemist and grandmaster of chess composition, who also served as the president of the World Federation for Chess Composition. A versatile composer, he excelled at two- and three-movers, helpmates, selfmates, and fairy problems; in fact, he was considered one of the world’s greatest selfmate exponents. His talent was such that his earliest entry in the prestigious FIDE Albums was conceived when he was only 15 years old (this superb selfmate is analysed below). Now a wonderful collection of his best problems has been published, titled Uri Avner: Close Encounters with the Chess Pieces (2021). Uri commenced work on the book himself in collaboration with Kjell Widlert. After Uri’s passing, Raffi Ruppin and Jacques Rotenberg took over as editors and completed the selection of problems.