.pgn

File Type Portable Game Notation File IconPortable Game Notation File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

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.

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.

Open With
Windows

IconChessBase Fritz

IconChessBase

IconLT-PGN-Viewer

macOS

IconApple Chess

IconAqueous Gambit

Unix

IconXBoard

Updated 2007
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