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Chess Puzzle Design

Chess Puzzle Design

Mar 1, 2016, 1:20 PM 3

I've been thinking about designing chess puzzles lately and thought to give it a go. Have to admit though that it was harder than I thought and the outcome not as good as what I expected.

Have you ever tried to design a puzzle? If so, how did it turn out? I'm wondering:

  • How does one approach designing puzzles?
  • Does it happen when going through games and/or analyzing, and find a position interesting?
  • Or having a theme in mind and trying to build the board from scratch?
  • ... 


Here are a couple my tries (would appreciate any feedback):



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