Is there a database of chess probpems that have the game or positions PGN and or FEN?

  • Most databases consist of full games. What type of puzzles are you looking for? – Herb Jan 16 '18 at 5:34
  • Checkmate puzzles primarily – Ludwig Jan 16 '18 at 23:52
  • Depending on what kind of chess database program that you are using, you can always search for setups that you are looking for. – Phemelo Khetho Sep 24 '19 at 10:14
  • I have a hardcopy book "The Chess Problem" by HJC Andrews containing deep 2/3/4 movers. I'm planning to collect every puzzle, not from games but those constructed problems – eigenfield Oct 5 '19 at 23:30

Some large chess puzzle databases with links:

  • Free open source collection of 1,743,871 Problems at chessblunders.org, collected from more than 6 million games from professional tournaments.. They have an API for access to database.

  • Taken from the website "wtharvey":

  • From the website "the art of mate in 2"

    • Nearly ~152000 puzzles in pgn format
    • You will also find four pgn files of ~ 500 puzzles made by "Argentine problemists"
  • Browsable collection of problems at "Yet another chess problems database". There are ~420000 problems. Not sure whether it can be downloaded programmatically. In the "About" page, you will find more links, some of which are broken.



http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/downloads (in chessbase format)

Exeter has many other valuable resources.


You can also buy Harold Van der Heidjen's endgame study database. It contains more or less all the endgame studies he could gather from the old classic (Saavedra, Ponziani etc..) to the most recent from every publications and composing tournaments out there. And everything in between (Troitsky, Rinck, Platov brothers, Kubbel, Kasparyan, etc..).

Back when I bought it in 2004 it contained 58000 chess endgame studies, but the most recent versions have most likely over 100k.


If you don't mind playing on mobile, chesspuzzleblitz.com has a playable database and it lets you compete.

Also, chessbluders.org and www.yacpdb.org are great resources too.

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