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pgn


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    afcwheels

    what's a png file?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    vadsamoht

    It's a file that holds the information of a chess game or series of games. It allows you to replay the game yourself or open the game with various chess software.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    batgirl

    Pgn stands for "portable game notation." See wiki for all the details and rules. For most of our purposes, it's  a somewhat universal way of notating a chess game in a way that computers can interpret them.

    Here is an example - it's one of Morphy's most famous games against Paulsen.  I grabbed it easily from chessgames.com. You can see how the pgn is constructed with information on top within brackets and quotes [" "] with the algebraic notation following.  This game also contains annotation within the moves. They're surrounded with { }.

    [Event "1st Amer. Chess Congress"]
    [Site "NYC"]
    [Date "1857.??.??"]
    [EventDate "?"]
    [Round "?"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [White "Louis Paulsen"]
    [Black "Paul Morphy"]
    [ECO "C48"]
    [WhiteElo "?"]
    [BlackElo "?"]
    [PlyCount "56"]
    
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bc5 5. O-O O-O 6. Nxe5
    Re8 7. Nxc6 dxc6 8. Bc4 b5 9. Be2 Nxe4 10. Nxe4 Rxe4 11. Bf3
    Re6 12. c3 Qd3 13. b4 Bb6 14. a4 bxa4 15. Qxa4 Bd7 16. Ra2
    Rae8 17. Qa6 {Morphy took twelve minutes over his next move,
    probably to assure himself that the combination was sound and
    that he had a forced win in every variation. -- Chernev} Qxf3
    {!!} 18. gxf3 Rg6+ 19. Kh1 Bh3 20. Rd1 {Not 20 Rg1 Rxg1+ 21
    Kxg1 Re1+} Bg2+ 21. Kg1 Bxf3+ 22. Kf1 Bg2+ {The "quiet"
    22...Rg2! would have won more quickly. Zukertort gives: 23.Qd3
    Rxf2+ 24.Kg1 Rg2+ 25.Kh1 Rg1. } 23. Kg1 Bh3+ 24. Kh1 Bxf2
    25. Qf1 {Absolutely forced.} Bxf1 26. Rxf1 Re2 27. Ra1 Rh6
    28. d4 Be3 0-1

    By clicking on the little chessboard in the toolbar above, I am able to paste this pgn notation into the dialogue boxes and present the game as below:

     

    Depending on your chess program, database or game viewer, you may also be able to paste a game into it, although sometime you must save the game and open the file from the application.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    afcwheels

    thanks didnt realise it was simply chess related...lol i feel like a real idiot...lol

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    vadsamoht

    afcwheels wrote:

    thanks didnt realise it was simply chess related...lol i feel like a real idiot...lol


    Don't worry - we all had to learn at some point!

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #6

    ninoak

    I try to save png file of my Live game. I have saved it (only 1 kb memory??), but I cannot open the file. Then I tried to add post to my blog and to insert the pgn file inside "Insert position or game" but it is not posible. Anybody can give some useful advise?

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #7

    achja

    ninoak wrote:

    I try to save png file of my Live game. I have saved it (only 1 kb memory??), but I cannot open the file. Then I tried to add post to my blog and to insert the pgn file inside "Insert position or game" but it is not posible. Anybody can give some useful advise?

    You need to open your saved pgn file in a text editor (Notepad or smth) or in a chess engine program.

    If you open it in a text editor then you can copy & paste the plain text from the pgn into the "Insert position or game" in the pgn field there.

    GL !


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