How to open a file with .PGN extension?

File Type : Portable Game Notation (PGN)
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .PGN file

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What is .PGN file extension?

Text-based file format used to record moves in a chess match; also includes the event name, location, date, round, player names, and result of the game. The header information of a PGN file is formatted using tags. After the header, player moves are described using "movetext," a syntax based on Standard Algebraic Notation (SAN). Various chess programs and PGN Viewers can be used to view PGN files.
You can see a list of software programs here on easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open PGNfiles:

  • ChessBase Fritz
  • ChessBase
  • LT-PGN-Viewer
  • Chess Tempo PGN Viewer
  • WinBoard
  • Apple Chess
  • Aqueous Gambit
  • XBoard