What is PGN?
|PGN stands for Program Game
For tormented souls who want more, refer to the zipped PGN spec.
If you want, download a very basic zipped standalone PGN player.
If you need a ZIP / un-Zip program, visit www.shareware.com, and search for "zip".
Example of a game written in PGN format
[Date "1997.04.15"] <--- Date of Start of game
[White "Brown, Mary"]
[Black "Green, John"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 b6 4.O-O Bb7 5.d4 Qf6
6.c3 O-O-O 7.Nbd2 exd4 8.cxd4 Nge7 9.d5 Ne5
10.Qe2 N7g6 11.Ba6 Bd6 12.Nxe5 Qxe5 13.Bxb7+ Kxb7
14.Nf3 Qh5 15.b3 c5 16.dxc6+ dxc6 17.Bb2 Rhe8
18.Rfc1 Bf4 19.Rc4 Rd2 20.Qxd2 Bxd2 21.Nxd2 Nf4
22.e5 f5 23.exf6 Qg5 24.g3 Ne2+ 25.Kf1 Qb5
26.f7 Kc8 27.fxe8=Q+ Kc7 28.Rd4 Nc1+ 29.Kg1 c5
30.Qe3 Nxb3 31.axb3 g5 32.Rda4 c4 33.Ra6 Qa5
34.R6xa5 c3 35.Nc4 cxb2 36.Rd1 b1=N 37.Qe4 Nc3
38.Rxa7+ Kb8 39.Qb7# 1-0
|There are many free ".pgn" viewers available. The latest
standard is Winboard. Here is a site that you can download it from...http://www.tim-mann.org/xboard.html
Winboard lets you play/edit PGN files as well as function as an interface
to a chess server (like ICS) or a chess engine like Craft.