I search an online chess games database which should be free and it would be nice if no registration would be required.

I want to be able to search for the basic criterions year and ELO.

It would be nice if the database contains only classical games. It is annoying if rapid, blitz, blind and friendly games are also in the database.

Does anyone know a database fulfilling my criterions ?

3 Answers 3


How about this website: http://database.chessbase.com/js/apps/database/

It's pretty good.

  • How do I search games ?
    – Peter
    Feb 11, 2015 at 18:58
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    Theres an input box on the right side of the search board.
    – Nuach
    Feb 11, 2015 at 19:01
  • It seems that I cannot even search games without a registration. I could not find an input box, only a text-box. But at least some new games with strong players are listed by default.
    – Peter
    Feb 11, 2015 at 20:18
  • In total, I am not convinced ...
    – Peter
    Feb 11, 2015 at 20:19
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    Try typing in Year 2015, @Peter
    – Nuach
    Feb 11, 2015 at 20:25

chessgames.com because there are many comments on each game. Has a good selection of top level games.


Chesstempo.com has the best I have found for free online. https://chesstempo.com/game-database.html

Also has index by opening, player, and comments. Plus other features.

If you will pay then chessbase is the best I have seen but I have not bought it to verify what it actually does have.

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