Chess Problem Organisations and Magazines

World Federation for Chess Composition

Official site of the governing body that oversees chess composition worldwide.

British Chess Problem Society

The society produces The Problemist, perhaps the world’s best chess problem journal.


Chess problem magazine of The Good Companions, the U.S. problem association.

Mat Plus

The site of the Yugoslav chess problem magazine, includes an active forum in English.


High-quality French magazine devoted to chess problems.

Chess Problemists’ Sites

The BDS Website

British problemist Brian Stephenson’s site, includes a blog and a problem database.

Vaclav Kotesovec

The site of the Czech problem composer and programmer, with an extensive list of problem-related links.

Chess Composition MicroWeb

Slovakian composer Juraj Lorinc’s site, mostly about fairy chess problems.

Chess Problem Database and Software

Chess Problem Database Server

Online chess problem database, holds more than 400,000 problems.


Free problem solving program, very versatile in dealing with fairy problems (see its Wikipedia entry).


Another free program for solving shortest proof games.

Miscellaneous Chess Problem Sites

An online forum/discussion board devoted to chess problems.

The Retrograde Analysis Corner

An extensive look at retrograde analytical problems.

General Chess Sites

The most popular chess site in the world.

Australian Chess Federation

Official site of the national chess organisation.

Virtual Pieces

Chess icons and graphics site.

Australian Junior Problem Solving and Composing Competitions

Links and Reports relating to these competitions are provided on the Solving and Composing Events page.