Jorma Paavilainen

Jorma Paavilainen (born April 5, 1960) is a Finnish chess problemist.

Jorma Paavilainen
Country Finland
Born (1960-04-05) April 5, 1960 (age 61)
World ChampionWorld Chess Solving Champion (2001)
Peak rating2340 (July 1994)


Twice (1983, 1985) played for Finland in World Youth U26 Team Chess Championships.[1] In 1985 played for Finland second team in the Nordic Cup in chess.[2] In later years regular played for Pori town team in Finnish Chess Championship I league. He is a FIDE master (FM).

Paavilainen become best known as the chess problemist and chess problems solver.[3] He is many times Finnish Chess Solving Championship winner: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.[4] In 1999 Paavilainen gained the title of International Solving Grandmaster.[5] In 2001 in Wageningen he won the individual World Chess Solving Championship.[6] In 2003 Paavilainen won silver medal in Belgium Open Chess Solving Championship. In 2006 he won silver medal in World Chess Solving Championship. Paavilainen is Finnish chess problem magazine Tehtäväniekka editor.


External linksEdit

  • Jorma Paavilainen rating card at FIDE  
  • Jorma Paavilainen player profile and games at
  • Jorma Paavilainen player profile at
  • Jorma Paavilainen Problems at the PDB-Server