I am looking for a database of chess problems in electronic format with solutions. Ideal variant will be a database with something like:

  • FEN starting position *
  • description (Mate in 3 moves, Win material, Black to draw)
  • solution *
  • strength of the problem

Only * are really needed, other things just nice to have. It does not matter whether the resource is free or paid. Of course I can get some books and extract such positions by myself, but I hope that someone already have done something like this.

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If you are looking for tactical puzzles, there is always CT-Art from Convecta. You can also try Tactic Trainer for Android. It has a nifty difficulty rating system.

Also there is an online resource I forgot to add : http://www.yacpdb.org/

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    Looks good, do you have any idea whether it is possible to reuse their puzzles? Commented Jul 24, 2014 at 9:56
  • You are allowed to use a game of Carlsen for mass distribution, without any copyright infringement. I think thay you can do the same with their puzzles, but not with the software. I am not 100% sure though. You should read ther terms, which no one ever does.
    – MikhailTal
    Commented Jul 24, 2014 at 15:07

I really like ChessTempo for tactics training. Not sure if there is an option to download problems though.

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