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sameercs97

http://www.wmlsoftware.com/chesspad.html

Best free PGN viewer software.Cool

notmtwain

Have you heard of chess.com? They have a nice one too.

sameercs97
notmtwain wrote:

Have you heard of chess.com? They have a nice one too.

Yes Mr Notmtwain but if you want to study someones games offline then it is usefull........

KoliaB
Hello
sameercs97
KoliaB wrote:
Hello

hi............

NormanFromUk

There is a good, free Windows PGN database app at;

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/p/pgn-explorer/9nblggh4nh19

It has chess engine analysis and you can view, add, edit and create games

sameercs97

Oh...tnx..........it's good.......

ANIKETGOKHALE

Couple of free software that are useful for viewing pgn files and also offer much more - 

http://scidvspc.sourceforge.net/

Scid vs PC Slightly complicated to use. But once you start working with it you will get used to it. It is poor man's Fritz Chess Base 

https://www-lucaschess.rhcloud.com/

Much easier to use. You can play against wide range of computers - from novice to grandmaster levels. Can view and analyze your games. Does what scid vs pc does. Many many more features - like opening training, tactics trainer, play like grandmaster, etc 

NormanFromUk

I use a Windows store app called PGN Chess Book which has a nice interface and good help pages.

It uses Stockfish 8 and has a blunder-check feature, but its Windows 10 only and runs only on desktop PC's.

I can't find a decent, free PGN app for Windows phone and/or tablet

MSC157
sameercs97 wrote:

http://www.wmlsoftware.com/chesspad.html

Best free PGN viewer software.

I love it! Using it for years now and it's just brilliant. I love how you can sort the games as you want (with F11 button option).

wisdom209

[Site "https://lichess.org/AXzhrBgr"]

[Date "2018.03.31"]

[Round "-"]

[White "Ononiwubenjamin"]

[Black "tharradonjr"]

[Result "1-0"]

[UTCDate "2018.03.31"]

[UTCTime "12:25:30"]

[WhiteElo "1571"]

[BlackElo "1684"]

[WhiteRatingDiff "+14"]

[BlackRatingDiff "-14"]

[Variant "Standard"]

[TimeControl "600+0"]

[ECO "B01"]

[Opening "Scandinavian Defense"]

[Termination "Normal"]

[Event "U1700 Rapid Arena"]

[Annotator "lichess.org"]

 

1. e4 { [%clk 0:10:00] } d5 { [%clk 0:10:00] } { B01 Scandinavian Defense } 2. e5 { [%clk 0:09:59] } Nc6 { [%clk 0:09:58] } 3. Nf3 { [%clk 0:09:57] } Bf5 { [%clk 0:09:57] } 4. Bb5 { [%clk 0:09:55] } e6 { [%clk 0:09:52] } 5. Nc3 { [%clk 0:09:53] } Bb4 { [%clk 0:09:47] } 6. a3 { [%clk 0:09:51] } Bxc3 { [%clk 0:09:44] } 7. bxc3 { [%clk 0:09:48] } Ne7 { [%clk 0:09:43] } 8. Bb2 { [%clk 0:09:46] } O-O { [%clk 0:09:40] } 9. O-O { [%clk 0:09:42] } a6 { [%clk 0:09:37] } 10. Ba4 { [%clk 0:09:40] } a5 { [%clk 0:09:32] } 11. Bb3 { [%clk 0:09:39] } Ng6 { [%clk 0:09:26] } 12. Re1 { [%clk 0:09:35] } Bg4 { [%clk 0:09:24] } 13. h3 { [%clk 0:09:31] } Bxf3 { [%clk 0:09:22] } 14. Qxf3 { [%clk 0:09:26] } Ncxe5 { [%clk 0:09:20] } 15. Qh5 { [%clk 0:09:16] } Nc4 { [%clk 0:09:08] } 16. Bc1 { [%clk 0:09:08] } Nf4 { [%clk 0:09:02] } 17. Qg4 { [%clk 0:08:57] } Qf6 { [%clk 0:08:53] } 18. d3 { [%clk 0:08:47] } Nxh3+ { [%clk 0:08:37] } 19. Qxh3 { [%clk 0:08:29] } Qxc3 { [%clk 0:08:32] } 20. Bf4 { [%clk 0:08:13] } Nd6 { [%clk 0:08:08] } 21. Qg3 { [%clk 0:08:11] } g6 { [%clk 0:08:04] } 22. Be5 { [%clk 0:08:02] } Qd2 { [%clk 0:07:40] } 23. Qh4 { [%clk 0:07:57] } h5 { [%clk 0:07:33] } 24. Bf4 { [%clk 0:07:48] } Qc3 { [%clk 0:07:30] } 25. Qg5 { [%clk 0:07:42] } Nf5 { [%clk 0:07:17] } 26. Be5 { [%clk 0:06:52] } Qc6 { [%clk 0:07:00] } 27. Qf6 { [%clk 0:06:39] } Kh7 { [%clk 0:06:45] } 28. Re3 { [%clk 0:05:38] } a4 { [%clk 0:06:42] } 29. Rf3 { [%clk 0:05:14] } Kh6 { [%clk 0:05:14] } 30. g4 { [%clk 0:01:54] } d4 { [%clk 0:04:55] } 31. Rxf5 { [%clk 0:00:59] } exf5 { [%clk 0:04:47] } 32. g5+ { [%clk 0:00:48] } Kh7 { [%clk 0:04:42] } 33. Qg7# { [%clk 0:00:47] } { White wins by checkmate. } 1-0

Geronwirit

There are some excellent free ones on SourceForge. Particularly; 

https://sourceforge.net/projects/pgn-chessbook/

and

https://sourceforge.net/projects/chessx/

Arnab100

[Event "Casual Blitz game"]
[Site "https://lichess.org/NFW0UZUo"]
[Date "2019.09.18"]
[Round "-"]
[White "Anonymous"]
[Black "Anonymous"]
[Result "0-1"]
[UTCDate "2019.09.18"]
[UTCTime "18:46:31"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[Variant "Standard"]
[TimeControl "300+3"]
[ECO "C21"]
[Opening "Center Game"]
[Termination "Normal"]

1. e4 { [%clk 0:05:00] } e5 { [%clk 0:05:00] } 2. d4 { [%clk 0:05:01] } Nf6 { [%clk 0:05:01] } 3. dxe5 { [%clk 0:05:03] } Nxe4 { [%clk 0:05:03] } 4. Qd5 { [%clk 0:05:03] } Qh4 { [%clk 0:04:51] } 5. Nc3 { [%clk 0:04:47] } Qxf2+ { [%clk 0:04:52] } 0-1

 

Gerberk8

Very relaxing watching these PGN games with a good viewer ...thanks for the link

manoj05
sameercs97 wrote:

http://www.wmlsoftware.com/chesspad.html

Best free PGN viewer software.

 

I downloaded and installed this PGN viewer but in it the board looks awful:

Microsoft also has a free pgn viewer but download is pretty complicated - I wasn't able to download.

One can also use Chessbase Reader from Chessbase - but in it I am getting website certificate error repeatedly which is making it quite inconvenient to use.

This look into the other viewers suggested here.

 

Any other suggestions for good PGN viewers?

manoj05
ANIKETGOKHALE wrote:

Couple of free software that are useful for viewing pgn files and also offer much more - 

http://scidvspc.sourceforge.net/

Scid vs PC Slightly complicated to use. But once you start working with it you will get used to it. It is poor man's Fritz Chess Base 

https://www-lucaschess.rhcloud.com/

Much easier to use. You can play against wide range of computers - from novice to grandmaster levels. Can view and analyze your games. Does what scid vs pc does. Many many more features - like opening training, tactics trainer, play like grandmaster, etc 

 

The url for Lucas Chess is: https://lucaschess.pythonanywhere.com

But in it I could not find a view to see pgn file listing ie see the various pgn files and then i can click one and view it and then move to next. I don't want to open one each time using file explorer. Maybe this option is there but I could not find it.

manoj05
Geronwirit wrote:

There are some excellent free ones on SourceForge. Particularly; 

https://sourceforge.net/projects/pgn-chessbook/

and

https://sourceforge.net/projects/chessx/

The first one (PGN ChessBook) works only on Windows 10 frustrated.png   But seems to have good features mentioned - you can even download your games from chess.com into pgn files!

 

I tried ChessX - it can be useful but has limitations like:


1) the game is shown in a very small size (could not find option to view in bigger size)

2) ideally i would like to drop pgn files into a windows folder and the pgn viewer should be able to show me all these pgns in its listing. could not find way to do this in ChessX. In it you need to manually add each file to ChessX. And even after you add then in the listing window I would like to see file name but it shows that after full file path - so effectively file name gets hidden. See image below:

amirin2them
sameercs97 wrote:

http://www.wmlsoftware.com/chesspad.html

Best free PGN viewer software.


Really appreciate the effort, thank you kindly for supporting community.

amirin2them
wisdom209 wrote:

[Site "https://lichess.org/AXzhrBgr"]

[Date "2018.03.31"]

[Round "-"]

[White "Ononiwubenjamin"]

[Black "tharradonjr"]

[Result "1-0"]

[UTCDate "2018.03.31"]

[UTCTime "12:25:30"]

[WhiteElo "1571"]

[BlackElo "1684"]

[WhiteRatingDiff "+14"]

[BlackRatingDiff "-14"]

[Variant "Standard"]

[TimeControl "600+0"]

[ECO "B01"]

[Opening "Scandinavian Defense"]

[Termination "Normal"]

[Event "U1700 Rapid Arena"]

[Annotator "lichess.org"]

 

1. e4 { [%clk 0:10:00] } d5 { [%clk 0:10:00] } { B01 Scandinavian Defense } 2. e5 { [%clk 0:09:59] } Nc6 { [%clk 0:09:58] } 3. Nf3 { [%clk 0:09:57] } Bf5 { [%clk 0:09:57] } 4. Bb5 { [%clk 0:09:55] } e6 { [%clk 0:09:52] } 5. Nc3 { [%clk 0:09:53] } Bb4 { [%clk 0:09:47] } 6. a3 { [%clk 0:09:51] } Bxc3 { [%clk 0:09:44] } 7. bxc3 { [%clk 0:09:48] } Ne7 { [%clk 0:09:43] } 8. Bb2 { [%clk 0:09:46] } O-O { [%clk 0:09:40] } 9. O-O { [%clk 0:09:42] } a6 { [%clk 0:09:37] } 10. Ba4 { [%clk 0:09:40] } a5 { [%clk 0:09:32] } 11. Bb3 { [%clk 0:09:39] } Ng6 { [%clk 0:09:26] } 12. Re1 { [%clk 0:09:35] } Bg4 { [%clk 0:09:24] } 13. h3 { [%clk 0:09:31] } Bxf3 { [%clk 0:09:22] } 14. Qxf3 { [%clk 0:09:26] } Ncxe5 { [%clk 0:09:20] } 15. Qh5 { [%clk 0:09:16] } Nc4 { [%clk 0:09:08] } 16. Bc1 { [%clk 0:09:08] } Nf4 { [%clk 0:09:02] } 17. Qg4 { [%clk 0:08:57] } Qf6 { [%clk 0:08:53] } 18. d3 { [%clk 0:08:47] } Nxh3+ { [%clk 0:08:37] } 19. Qxh3 { [%clk 0:08:29] } Qxc3 { [%clk 0:08:32] } 20. Bf4 { [%clk 0:08:13] } Nd6 { [%clk 0:08:08] } 21. Qg3 { [%clk 0:08:11] } g6 { [%clk 0:08:04] } 22. Be5 { [%clk 0:08:02] } Qd2 { [%clk 0:07:40] } 23. Qh4 { [%clk 0:07:57] } h5 { [%clk 0:07:33] } 24. Bf4 { [%clk 0:07:48] } Qc3 { [%clk 0:07:30] } 25. Qg5 { [%clk 0:07:42] } Nf5 { [%clk 0:07:17] } 26. Be5 { [%clk 0:06:52] } Qc6 { [%clk 0:07:00] } 27. Qf6 { [%clk 0:06:39] } Kh7 { [%clk 0:06:45] } 28. Re3 { [%clk 0:05:38] } a4 { [%clk 0:06:42] } 29. Rf3 { [%clk 0:05:14] } Kh6 { [%clk 0:05:14] } 30. g4 { [%clk 0:01:54] } d4 { [%clk 0:04:55] } 31. Rxf5 { [%clk 0:00:59] } exf5 { [%clk 0:04:47] } 32. g5+ { [%clk 0:00:48] } Kh7 { [%clk 0:04:42] } 33. Qg7# { [%clk 0:00:47] } { White wins by checkmate. } 1-0

Lichess is one of my favorite, unfortunately PGN generator can't add annotation (except for the opening name and "White wins" Phappy.png.)

amirin2them
Geronwirit wrote:

There are some excellent free ones on SourceForge. Particularly; 

https://sourceforge.net/projects/pgn-chessbook/

and

https://sourceforge.net/projects/chessx/

Wow, that's really cool.
Thanks.