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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.

What are the most commonly used open digital formats for chess games?

  • Pgn is the most used. – MikhailTal Aug 29 '14 at 9:15
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    PGN is so far out in front that it's hard to even think of an alternative. – dfan Aug 29 '14 at 22:22
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The most used is PGN.

You can arrange them in a database once you have enoguh PGNs to make it worth it. If you have money, ChessBase is great. If you want a free option there is SCID vs. PC (SCID for Linux)

Some links:

Note :

SCID vs PC is better than the Windows version of SCID. My opinion of course.

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