Where can I download (or buy) a database of Chess960 games? Or at least find games from the major Chess960 tournaments?

edit: If some is interested here are games I managed to find in internet.


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Interesting question, and the answer is little bit funny.

Guess where I found these games, would you?

On chessgames.com! But it's not called Chess960, nor Fischer's chess, nor random chess, it's called: Chess variants (000)

If you go to to ChessBase Database and you enter in the search form chess960 you will find many games.


I emailed 365Chess.com and Chesstempo.com and they said they don't have Chess960 games, I emailed Chessgames.com and they replied.

There are a couple of them. There’s no easy way to pull them up, but here is a collection with 3.

There might be one or two more.

I guess I did a better job than Chessgames team at finding chess960 games in their own database :)

I emailed Chess.com, they said

Thanks for your email. Unfortunately we don't have a database of Chess960 games available for download. Premium members of Chess.com have access to all the Chess960 games played on Chess.com.

  • 1
    It seems that Fischer Random is only a subset of the games that are marked as Chess Variants 000. So this is not a pure Chess960 collection. Moreover, it seems a bit difficult to filter out Chess960 games in this collection. Yet, if this is indeed one of the few online sources, then perhaps with a bit of support from the chess community, it could grow over time.
    – user2001
    Feb 13, 2014 at 20:30
  • @RauanSagit yes you are right, I'm going to email all the major chess databases out there and see if they give me some resources
    – Lynob
    Feb 13, 2014 at 20:49
  • @RauanSagit I updated my answer, and I emailed some websites, if I receive some new information, I will update it again
    – Lynob
    Feb 13, 2014 at 21:08
  • The ChessBase online database was a real surprise! I had no idea it existed! Cheers!
    – user2001
    Feb 13, 2014 at 21:09

Go here:


you can found a one million database with the most important games in PGN format, so you can import all of them in your software.

  • I don't think those are Chess960. Jan 13, 2014 at 20:02

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