Alexander Beliavsky Alexander Genrikhovich Beliavsky (sometimes transliterated as Belyavsky, born December 17, 1953) is a Soviet and Slovenian chess grandmaster.
Alexander Kazantsev Alexander Petrovitch Kazantsev (rus. Александр Петрович Казанцев, 2 September 1906 – 13 September 2002) was a popular Soviet science fiction writer.
Alexander Petrov Alexander Dmitrievich Petrov (Александр Дмитриевич Петров) (February 12, 1794 in Biserovo, near Pskov – April 22, 1867 in Warsaw) was a Russian chess player, chess composer, and chess writer.
Alexander Pituk Alexander (Sándor) Pituk (October 26, 1904 in Banská Štiavnica – April 30, 2002 in Banská Štiavnica) was a Slovak and Hungarian chess problem composer and judge.
Alexander Rueb Alexander Rueb (December 27, 1882 – February 2, 1959) was a Dutch lawyer, diplomat, and chess official.
Alexey Troitsky Alexey Alexeyevich Troitsky, or Alexei, or Troitzky (Алексе́й Алексе́евич Тро́ицкий) (March 14, 1866–August 1942) is considered to have been one of the greatest composers of ch...
Alois Wotawa Alois Wotawa (11 June 1896 – 12 April 1970) was an Austrian composer of chess problems and endgame studies.
André Chéron André Chéron (September 25, 1895 - September 12, 1980) was a French chess player, endgame theorist, and a composer of endgame studies.
Ariah Mohiliver Ariah (Aryeh) Lev Mohiliver (Mohilever) (born May 16, 1904, Białystok) was an Israeli chess master and editor.
Arvid Kubbel Arvid Kubbel (12 September 1889–1938) was a Russian chess player and composer.
Ashot Nadanian Ashot Nadanian (sometimes transliterated as Nadanyan; Աշոտ Նադանյան; Ашот Наданян; born September 19, 1972) is an Armenian chess International Master (1997), chess theoretician and chess coach.
Beniamino Vergani Beniamino Vergani (2 June 1863 – 15 July 1927) was an Italian chess master.
Bernhard Horwitz Bernhard Horwitz (1807, Neustrelitz - 1885) was a German English chess master and chess writer.
Carl Kockelkorn Carl Kockelkorn (November 26, 1843 in Cologne – July 16, 1914 in Cologne) was a German chess composer.
Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (24 July 1878 – 25 October 1957) was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work, mostly in fantasy, published under ...
Emilian Dobrescu Emilian Dobrescu (born 22 May 1933, Bucharest) is a Romanian economist and chess composer.
Hugh Blandford Hugh Francis Blandford was born in January 1917 in Southampton, England.
Ignazio Calvi Ignazio Calvi (Reggio Emilia, January 21, 1797 — Finale Emilia, August 17, 1872) was an Italian patriot and chess player.
Ilya Shumov Ilya Shumov (16 June 1819, Arkhangelsk – July 1881 Sevastopol) was a Russian chess master.
Iuri Akobia Iuri Akobia (Georgian იური აკობია) is a Georgian composer of chess endgame studies and chess problems.
Jan Rusinek Jan Rusinek (born December 2, 1950) is a Polish mathematician and chess composer, particularly noted for his brilliant endgame studies.
Jean Dufresne Jean Dufresne was a German chess player and chess composer.
Jerzy Konikowski Jerzy Konikowski (born 24 January 1947, Bytom, Poland) a Polish–German chess master, problemist and author.
Johann Berger Johann Nepomuk Berger (11 April 1845, Graz – 17 October 1933) was an Austrian chess master, theorist, endgame study composer, author and editor.
Johannes Kohtz Johannes Kohtz (* July 18, 1843 in Elbing (Elbląg); † October 5, 1918) was a German chess composer and together with Carl Kockelkorn one of the founders of the logical school.
John Nunn John Denis Martin Nunn (born 25 April 1955 in London) is one of England's strongest chess players and once belonged to the world's top ten.
John Roycroft Arthur John Roycroft (born 25 July 1929 at 252 Ealing Road, Alperton, London.
Josef Kling Josef Kling (March 19, 1811 – December 1, 1876) was a German chess master and chess composer.
Josef Krejcik Josef Emil Krejcik (22 January 1885, Vienna - 4 January 1957) was an Austrian chess master, problemist, journalist and author.
Joseph Plachutta Joseph Plachutta, also Josef Plachutta or Josip Plahuta (born 13 May 1827 in Zadar, Austrian Empire, today's Croatia, died 22 July 1883) was a Slovene descent chess problemist and chess ...
Julius Mendheim Julius Mendheim (ca. 1788 – 25 August 1836) was a German chess master and problemist.
Karel Traxler Karel Traxler (1866, Vlachovo Březí – 1936, Volyně) was a Czech chess master and composer of chess problems.
Karl Fabel Karl Fabel (born October 20, 1905 – 3 March 1975 Pischertshofen) is considered to have been one of the most ingenious chess composers.
Kārlis Bētiņš Kārlis Karlovich Bētiņš (Karlis Betins, Karl Behting) (27 October 1867, Bērzmuiža – 28 March 1943, Riga) was a Latvian chess master and composer of studies.
Ladislav Prokeš Ladislav Prokeš (7 June 1884 – 9 January 1966) was one of the most prolific composers of endgame studies in chess.
Lazar Zalkind Lazar Borisovich Zalkind (1886, Kharkiv – 1945, Komsomolsk-on-Amur) was a Ukrainian economist and chess problemist.
Leon Tuhan-Baranowski Leon Tuhan-Baranowski (22 June 1907, St Petersburg – 27 April 1954, Frankfurt) was a Polish-Belarusian chess player and composer.
Leonid Kubbel Leonid Ivanovich Kubbel (Леонид Иванович Куббель) was a Russian composer of chess endgame studies and problems.
Leopold Mitrofanov Leopold Adamovich Mitrofanov (July 2, 1932 November 26, 1992) was a Russian chess composer, an International Judge of Chess Composition (awarded 1971) and an International Master of Chess Compos...
Marian Wróbel Marian Wróbel (1 January 1907 – 25 April 1960) was a prominent Polish chess problemist of the mid-twentieth century.
Marko Klasinc Marko Klasinc (born 14 May 1951) is Slovenian chess problemist.
Max Bezzel Max Friedrich William Bezzel (4 February 1824 – 30 July 1871) was a German chess composer who created the eight queens puzzle in 1848.
Michel Caillaud Michel Caillaud (born 10 April 1957) is a French chess problemist.
Milan Vukcevich Milan Radoje Vukcevich (Milan R. Vukčević) (March 11, 1937 – May 10, 2003) was a Yugoslav scientist, chess International Master, Grandmaster chess problem composer, and writer.
Nenad Petrović (chess problemist) Nenad Petrović, (Zagreb, Austria-Hungary (now Croatia), September 7, 1907 - Zagreb, November 9, 1989) was a Croatian chess problemist.
Nikolai Grigoriev Nikalai (Nikolay) Dmitrievich Grigoriev was a Russian chess player and a composer of endgame studies.
Noam Elkies Noam David Elkies (born August 25, 1966) is an American mathematician and chess master.
Oldřich Duras Oldřich Duras (also Důras; 30 October 1882, Pchery, Bohemia, then Austria-Hungary – 5 January 1957, Prague, then Czechoslovakia) was a leading Czech chess master of the early 20th c...
Osmo Kaila Osmo Ilmari Kaila (11 May 1916 – 3 June 1991) was a Finnish chess master and chess problemist.
Ottó Bláthy Ottó Titusz Bláthy (Tata 11 August 1860 –Budapest 26 September 1939) was a Hungarian electrical engineer.
Pal Benko Pal Benko (Benkő Pál, born July 14, 1928 in Amiens) is a chess grandmaster, author, and composer of endgame studies and chess problems.
Paul Keres Paul Keres (January 7, 1916 June 5, 1975), was an Estonian chess grandmaster, and a renowned chess writer.
Richard K. Guy Richard Kenneth Guy (born September 30, 1916, Nuneaton, Warwickshire) is a British mathematician, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Calgary.
Richard Réti Richard Réti (28 May 1889, Bösing (now Pezinok) – 6 June 1929, Prague) was an ethnic Jewish, Austrian-Hungarian, later Czechoslovakian chess player, chess author, and composer of endgame s...
Robin Matthews (economist) Robert (Robin) Charles Oliver Matthews (16 June 1927 – 19 June 2010) was an economist and chess problemist.
Sam Loyd Samuel Loyd (January 30, 1841–April 10, 1911), born in Philadelphia and raised in New York, was an American chess player, chess composer, puzzle author, and recreational mathematician.
Samuel Gold Samuel Gold (July 2, 1835, Kővágó-Örs, Zala, Hungary – November 9, 1920, New York City) was a Hungarian physician, journalist and composer of chess problems.
Semyon Alapin Semyon Zinovyevich Alapin (Семён Зиновьевич Алапин; 1856–1923) was a Russian and Lithuanian chess master, openings analyst, and puzzle composer.
Sigmund Herland Sigmund Herland (September 27, 1865 – August 15, 1954) was a Romanian chess master and composer.
Susan Polgar Susan Polgar (born April 19, 1969, as Polgár Zsuzsanna and often known as Zsuzsa Polgár) is a Hungarian-American chess Grandmaster.
Thomas Rayner Dawson Thomas Rayner Dawson, British chess problemist (28 November 1889 Leeds - 16 December 1951) Thomas Dawson published his first problem, a two-mover in 1907.
Tivadar Kardos Tivadar Kardos (September 26, 1921 in Budapest – May 15, 1998) was a well-known Hungarian chess problem creator (Chess composer) and author in chess.
Valerian Onitiu Valerian Onitiu (also Valeriu Onitiu) (April 8, 1872, Sibiu, Romania – 31 December 1948, Timişoara) was a Romanian chess problemist.
Vasily Smyslov Vasily Vasilyevich Smyslov (Василий Васильевич Смыслов; 24 March 1921 – 27 March 2010) was a Soviet and Russian chess grandmaster, and was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958.
Vitaly Chekhover Vitaly Chekhover was a Soviet chess player and chess composer, furthermore also a pianist.
Vitaly Halberstadt Vitaly Halberstadt (20 March 1903, Odessa – 25 October 1967, Paris) was a French chess player, problemist and above all a noted endgame study composer.
Vladimir Bron Vladimir Akimovich Bron was a Soviet chess master and problemist.
Vladimir Nabokov Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was a multilingual Russian novelist and short story writer.
Walter Grimshaw Walter Grimshaw (12 March 1832 – 27 December 1890) was a 19th century British composer of chess problems.
Walther von Holzhausen Walther von Holzhausen (29 May 1876, Opava – 9 August 1935, Magdeburg) was a German chess master and problemist.
Yochanan Afek Yochanan Afek (born April 16, 1952 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli chess player, composer, trainer and arbiter.
Yoel Aloni Yoel Aloni (יואל אלוני; born 30 September 1937) an Israeli chess master and problemist.
Yuri Averbakh Yuri Lvovich Averbakh (born February 8, 1922 in Kaluga, Russia) is a Soviet and Russian chess player and author.
Ľudovít Lačný Ľudovít Lačný (born December 8, 1926) is a Slovak chess problem composer and judge.
Ľudovít Lehen Ľudovít Lehen (born on 3 June 1925 in Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia) is a painter and a FIDE Master for chess compositions.