PGN File Extension

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Portable Game Notation Format
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What is PGN file?

A .PGN file is a text-based game file that is used to record the chess moves played in a chess match. The PGN file comprises of the game information, such as the event name, location, date, round, player names, and result of the game. While the PGN header information is formatted using tags, the player moves are explained using Movetext, which is a syntax based on Standard Algebraic Notation (SAN).  

Programs that support PGN file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the PGN file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the PGN file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the PGN file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the PGN file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the PGN file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the PGN file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the PGN file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on PGN file.

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