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How do I open PGN files?


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #1

    Barefootknight

    I'm guessing that the PGN files are a way of downloading and saving a record of individual games.  What does PGN stand for, and what software do I need to view them?

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #2

    Patzer24

    PGN = Portable Game Notation. I open my PGN files with WordPad program where I can see the game in standard notation form. You can also open up the games in some type of chess program such as WinBoard, ChessBase, or some other chess program. You might check out our downloads section at http://www.chess.com/downloads to see if there are any programs there which will open PGN files.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #3

    TheWorm

    I have PGN files open with the text editor MS Notepad.  I use the free utility ChessPad to play through games, add comments or alternative lines, and give back the PGN record which I edit/combine/save with Notepad.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #4

    UnderwaterPostman

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  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    FirebrandX

    If you're wanting to copy the move list from the PGN, just open it in Notepad.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    HauraLilG

    i just wondering how to open .pgn files... now, i know,,, :)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    SubhankarD

    thanks to help me.....open pgn files.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #8

    kasparovic2012

    this thread was very helpful

    thanks!

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #9

    stephen_33

    Something else that may be useful - a very easy way to view, edit & annotate a game once you've obtained the PGN file for it. Open the PGN viewer on this site, Game Editor & paste in the PGN.

    It's not difficult using the viewer & there's more information here..

    http://support.chess.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/148/2/how-do-i-use-the-analysis-board--editor

    Game Editor can be found on the More tab/pop-up menu!

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #10

    fartinghorse

    Is it possible to finish a game that ended on time then pasting the PGN file somewhere so both parties can continue the game?

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #11

    stephen_33

    fartinghorse, that's not possible in the way I think you mean but you could post a diagram of the game on a personal blog you created & invite your opponent to post their moves on it. You'd then need to update the diagram every move or so - a little tedious but it's the only way I know.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #12

    fartinghorse

    Oh, you'd think that would be quite easy to do..oh well thanks anyway.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #13

    Boomlocker

    u can use winboard

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #14

    shajamaribojoc

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  • 7 months ago · Quote · #15

    sjonny

    ChessBase Reader 2013. The new ChessBase Reader conveniently displays all installed databases and training titles - with a modern menu ribbon look. With the free ChessBase reader, you can open all standard file formats (.cbh, .cbf, .pgn), play through games on a stunningly rendered board, watch ChessBase training videos and much more. Download it for free now!  Free download available here.


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