PGN stands for Portable Game Notation. This is a file format for storing chess games (both the moves and various header data such as players' names) that is easily read by people while also easy for programs to parse.

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Is there any way to extract PGNs from a DGT live games presentation?

For example: http://www.budva2013.org/live/d/tfd.htm I have no particular interest in this tournament, but I often seen displays like this and wish to extract games without needing to type them out ...
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Can i post an annotated PGN chess board in chess.stackexchange.com? [migrated]

I know that i can post FEN Image, that is Static diagram of chess board. But can i post interactive game or sequence of moves here in stackexchange?
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What are the options to automatically identify games where the first move played was the best by a margin?

Let's imagine I have a pgn file with each game starting from a tactical position, and I want to identify the games where the solution was the only one. Basically an engine would have to evaluate ...
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How to convert Chessbase format files to .pgn?

While downloading some games I came across some files in Chessbase format: .cbv .cbf .cbh I would like to know if is is possible to convert these files to .pgn format without using proprietary ...
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What are the most commonly used open digital formats for chess games?

I have many of my old games in PGN format and a still quite many in paper format that I want to make digitally available. I prefer make the digital versions in an open format that is widely used. ...
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On blunders in PGNs

Let us say that I commit a blunder in a chess game. One that is deserving for a ??, a mate in one let us say. My opponent misses it. With what mark should the move be written in a pgn? Left markless, ...
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How to save games in chessbase reader

I played a very interesting game today, and I entered it in chessbase reader, along with some comments. I would love to save this game in a database (.cbh) or as a .pgn, but I don't know how. Can you ...
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The Chessboard Editor at Apronus.com — Is it any good?

I am the webmaster of the online chessboard editor at http://www.apronus.com/chess/wbeditor.php. I spend about one week each year on maintaining this utility but I never get to work seriously on it. I ...
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PGN Viewer for blog [duplicate]

I'm looking for a decent PGN game viewer for my blog, where I post annotated games, instead of just writing down the notation I want to have a visual PGN viewer. Can anyone recommend any nice PGN ...
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App to read pgn surface

Is there anyway to read pgn's on the surface 2 (windows 8), besides using any online tool for that matter.
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1k gamesanalysis (PGN)

I've been playing chess on-line for about 7 years now. I've downloaded my past games since 2011, its about 1k chess games. The download is in PGN format. Now I want to do an analyses on the data. Is ...
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how to keep an offline database of my own games

What would be the most standard way to keep an offline database of my online and over the board games? Would just keeping PGN files (with arbitrary filenames) in a directory work? Would database ...
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What web-based Content Management System (e.g. Blogger) has the best support for chess content?

I am contemplating starting a website/blog, and trying to choose between Blogger, WordPress, and Drupal (but open to others). My needs are mostly blog-like - to post static pages and regular updates, ...
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Tools for automated notation: webcam movie to PGN

Sometimes during blitz games over the board, or when in zeitnot, it gets very difficult to annotate them. I've seen several software / hardware to help in writing the notation, even one that's FIDE ...
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How do you browse games in a PGN file on Linux?

I've downloaded the database from ICOfY in PGN format. Are there any free Linux-based programs that would allow one to browse through it? I mean exploring the game moves tree while displaying position ...
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How do you save the “Level” in Arena Chess?

Is it possible to save the "Level" in Arena Chess PGN files? Whenever I save a game as a .PGN file, and the level is set as "Time Per Move", Arena opens the game and sets the level to "Blitz" ...
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Pgn crash course

Where I can find a fast smart pgn file format help ? You can find here the complete headache details of the format.
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How to sort a chess PGN game by date?

Is there a way to sort a PGN chess game by date and export the sorted games as a new PGN file?
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How do engines read PGN?

I'm writing a small chess engine in LISP. I was trying to read some PGN file, at first it seemed like a piece of cake. But then I realized something. Most of the PGN files, don't tell which is white ...
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How to write the first move of a PGN that starts with blacks?

Some programs/websites use 1. ... e5 2.f3 (e.g Arena or LT-PGN-Viewer) while others use 1...e5 2.f3 (e.g chess.com). To achieve this, I loaded a FEN that is black-to-move, then made a move. Which one ...
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How to convert PGN moves to long algebraic notation (in python)?

I want to read a PGN file and then advance to a certain move number, and feed that to an UCI engine. Turns out engines work using long algebraic notation, and PGNs are in short algebraic. What is an ...
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Parsing PGN files - when can a move be shortened?

I'm writing a PGN file parser, and need to know in which situations you don't need to write the rank/file of a piece that makes the move. I can think of the following: only one piece can conduct the ...
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Is PGN split utility available anywhere?

A couple of places on the web mention a free utility called pgnsplit, that does the following: "A commandline tool to convert pgn-files including games with variation into pgn-files where each ...
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Is there a text editor with syntax highlighting for PGN files?

In Notepad++ or similar editors, one can get syntax highlighting for multiple file formats/languages. I'd like to have something usable on Windows that would let me do this with pgn files (see header ...
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Is this case considered an ambiguity or not?

From the answer to my question How are PGN ambiguities handled?: In the case of ambiguities (multiple pieces of the same type moving to the same square), the first appropriate disambiguating ...
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How are PGN ambiguities handled?

How are ambiguities handled when writing the PGN when more than one piece of the same type can move into the same square?: [FEN "1R4QQ/R1R4Q/8/6pP/5P1P/8/NK1k4/1N1N4 w - g6 0 1"] Note: White to ...
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Is there any website that generates and hosts board position with PGN as input?

Is there any website out there that takes PGN input and generates and hosts board positions (To show as image in the question or answer), till the time we get something like this done on this website ...
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When and why was the notation changed from descriptive to algebraic?

When I was young I used to play chess with the the old form of notation KB (King Bishop square number), even books used to have the same notation, then later found that everyone was using algebraic, ...
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Open source chess playing or pgn viewing libraries

Is anyone familiar with any open source chess libraries in any language that can do any of the following: parse PGNs and/or FENs calculate valid chess moves based on position process an entire chess ...