How to open .pgn file format?

The probably reason why you are at this website is a problem with opening .pgn file. The full name of the file is Portable Game Notation File. If the double-click on the file’s icon shows you a message that additional programs are needed to open the file, you’ll find the list of helpful programs in the bottom of the page.

.pgn file extension (Portable Game Notation File)

Category Developer/Producer File description Popularity
Game Files N/A Portable Game Notation File
Programs using this file extension: .pgn
ADS OS Software
  • ChessBase Fritz
  • ChessBase
  • LT-PGN-Viewer
  • Chess Tempo PGN Viewer
  • WinBoard
  • Apple Chess
  • Aqueous Gambit
  • XBoard

The file extension .pgn can be used by another programs. If you have some useful information about .pgn file type that may help other users, please send them to us and we’ll update our database.

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