Chess Problem Tourneys

See General format for problem tourney documentation for details about the format used.

For the purposes of this collection, it is important to know that the ‘date’ of a tourney is considered to be its first announced closing date. In the very rare situation when the closing date was extended from one year to another, the tourney will get a range of dates, such as “Example Tourney, 1843–44”.



The Albion, 1855
American Chess Association, 1857
American Chess Association, 1858
American Union, 1858
Charleston Daily Courier, 1859
(British) Chess Association, 1857 (Manchester)
(British) Chess Association, 1858 (Birmingham)
The Chess Monthly, 1857
Chess Player’s Chronicle, 1852
The Clipper, 1859
The Era, 1856
Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, 1856
Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, 1858
Illustrirte Zeitung, 1859
New York Saturday Courier, 1856
Schweizerische Schachzeitung, 1857
Syracuse Chess Club, 1858 (Onondaga)

English Problem Tourney, 1854

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(British) Chess Association, 1860 (Cambridge)
(British) Chess Association, 1861 (Bristol)
British Chess Association, 1862 (London)
British Chess Association, 1867 (London)
The Chess World, 1866-67
The Chess World, 1869
The Clipper, 1860 (Miron’s Problem Tourney)
The Clipper, 1866 (The Chessmen Tourney)
The Clipper, 1867 (The Summer Tourney)
International Chess Congress, 1867 (Paris)
Neue Berliner Schachzeitung, 1865
Neue Berliner Schachzeitung, 1866
Neue Berliner Schachzeitung, 1869
Newcastle Daily Journal, 1865
Norddeutsche Schachbund, 1868 (Hamburg)
Norddeutsche Schachbund, 1869 (Hamburg)
Northumberland and Durham Chess Association, 1866 (Newcastle)
Northumberland and Durham Chess Association, 1867 (North Shields)
North Yorkshire and Durham Chess Association, 1866 (Redcar)
Le Palamède Française, 1865-1866
La (Nouvelle) Régence, 1860
Schachzeitung, 1866-67
Schachzeitung, 1869
Le Sphinx, 1867
Westdeutsche Schachbund, 1862 (Düsseldorf)
Westdeutsche Schachbund, 1863 (Düsseldorf)
Westdeutsche Schachbund, 1864 (Düsseldorf)
Westdeutsche Schachbund, 1866
Westdeutsche Schachbund, 1867 (Köln)
Westdeutsche Schachbund, 1868 (Aachen)
Wiener Schachgesellschaft, 1863?
Yorkshire Chess Association, 1868-69

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Amateur Chess Magazine, 1872
American Chess Association, 1871 (Cleveland)
British Chess Association, 1873 (London, 1872)
Counties Chess Association, 1871 (Malvern)
Mitteldeutscher Schachbund, 1876
Westdeutsche Schachbund, 1870 (Crefeld)
Westdeutsche Schachbund, 1876 (Düsseldorf)
Westdeutsche Schachbund, 1877 (Köln)
Westminster Chess Club, 1871

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