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.PGN File Extension

File TypePortable Game Notation File

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File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

What is a PGN file?

Text-based file format used to record moves in a chess match; also includes the event name, location, date, round, player names, and result of the game.

More Information

The header information of a PGN file is formatted using tags. After the header, player moves are described using "movetext," a syntax based on Standard Algebraic Notation (SAN).

Various chess programs and PGN Viewers can be used to view PGN files.

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Programs that open PGN files
Windows
ChessBase Fritz
ChessBase
LT-PGN-Viewer
Chess Tempo PGN Viewer
WinBoard
Mac
Apple Chess
Aqueous Gambit
Linux
XBoard
Updated 8/29/2012

About PGN Files

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