Chess Problems

My Chequered Career

Original Chess Problem Compositions and Inventions

My Chequered Career: Index
This is the beginning of a collection of my chess compositions. Fourteen new pages added, December 2010.

Chess Diagrams
A separate page on the various methods I have devised to show chess diagrams on web pages.

In another section of this website there is a biographical note on how my various interests in chess play, variant chess and problems developed.

Grasshopper Chess

A Collection of Compositions using Grasshoppers

Grasshopper Chess
This link leads to Historical and Technical Introductions to the Grasshopper,
and a number of pages of collected compositions, classified by stipulation and number of men.

The orthodox Grid Chess problems previously here are now in the Variant Chess section.

Research on the Chess Problems of T. R. Dawson

These essays were prepared for the original website of the British Chess Problem Society

They can still be found there in incomplete form by looking for Dawson in the 'Composers' section.
However, since their location keeps changing every few years I am now including them here permanently.

T. R. Dawson
Caissa's Playthings
Early Work
Retro-Opposition and Other Retro-Analytical Chess Problems

I have also made a PDF scan of my copy of Retrograde Analysis by T. R. Dawson and W. Hundsdorfer (1915).
This copy was awarded as a prize to W. Langstaff in 1919 and is inscribed by Dawson on the inside cover.
This is now part of the ECF Library, currently housed at the ECF Offices in Battle.

Retrograde Analysis

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29 Aug 2019: The PDF does not now need rotating and the page that was duplicated has been removed.