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
558. Hilding Fröberg
Vart Hem 1939, 1st Prize
Mate in 2
Prominent Australian problemists write about their involvement in the contemporary problem scene, and present some of their best compositions.
A chess problem blog by Peter Wong, covering a range of subjects. The main page provides a topic index.
See latest post below, followed by links to other recent entries.
The Chess Problem Database Server (PDB)* is one of the best problem databases on the web, and recently I decided to tidy up my entries on that site. In doing so (completing basic tasks like adding missing solutions), I came across another composer who shares my surname, Wong Kong Weng. An Indonesian who was active in the 1960s, his name follows a Chinese convention whereby the family name goes before the given name. This variance from Western practices is the source of a common mix-up and the PDB records the problemist’s surname incorrectly as “Weng”, such that a search under that name is required to locate most of his compositions. Indeed, the same issue affects several Indonesian composers, including the grandmaster Touw Hian Bwee. In his Collection of Chess Problems, a free e-book available from the British Chess Problem Society (highly recommended), he wrote...
* Note Update in blog.