OzProblems

Australian Chess Problem Composition

Welcome to OzProblems.com, a site all about chess problems in Australia and around the world! Whether you are new to chess compositions or an experienced solver, 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


708. Viktor Chepizhny
Talip Amirov Memorial Tourney 1994, 1st Prize

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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Walkabout

AI chess images


9 Jun. 2024

The AI advances of recent years have spawned a wealth of impressive tools, from ChatGPT which creates human-like text, to AlphaZero which plays top-level chess. Another type of AI application that has become very popular is text-to-image models: they produce high-quality pictures based on a description in everyday language, as specified by the user. While many such image generators are available online, the best in my view is the Bing Image Creator aka Microsoft Designer, which employs the DALL-E model. Originally, I used this app to make some chess-themed wallpapers for my computer, but then it occurred to me that a favourite selection of such would make a nice addition to my chess graphics site, Virtual Pieces. So in lieu of the usual chess compositions for this blog, here are some examples of a very different type of chess art.