.PGN File Extension

Portable Game Notation File

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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

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Updated August 29, 2012

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