I am looking for more sophisticated solutions for documenting, archiving and analysing my past games. Right now I have a folder filled with PGN files. What systems have proved to work well?

  • I suggest to store all your games in a single pgn, that should make it much less messy in the file system, plus you can then actually search through your games.
    – Jester
    Commented Mar 5, 2016 at 0:13
  • Is there an easy way to do that? Commented Mar 5, 2016 at 2:57
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    Actually, add far as i know you can just concatenate the files. If you are on Mac/Linux, this can be done easily with the cat tool. I am sure there is an easy way on Windows as well. Maybe you can tell what system you're on, then i can give some details.
    – Jester
    Commented Mar 5, 2016 at 8:17
  • I'm using both Linux and OS X. Commented Mar 7, 2016 at 1:11

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I would recommend you to use a game database software, as Scid, Scid vs PC, ChessX, ChessDB, Scid on the Go (Android), etc.

I use Scid for all of that (documenting, archiving and analysing) and it works really well.

  • I've downloaded Scid vs Mac and ChessX for trying them out. Commented Mar 5, 2016 at 2:55

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