File Extension PGN

File type: Portable Game Notation

About the PGN file type:

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The PGN file extension stands for Portable Game Notation. This is a standard file format used to represent chess game data using the standard ASCII text files. This file format uses the mime types application/da-chess-pgn and application/x-chess-pgn. The file extension PGN and file format Portable Game Notation are popular because they use the simple ASCII and the files created using the program are also viewed with the ASCII editor.


Detailed information for file extension PGN


Category: Game Files
File format: Propriety
Open with Windows: N/A
Open with Linux: N/A
Several programs may also be used to work on the PGN files. The Chess Game Notation File Converter may be used in the PGN files to convert other chess games in the electronic form. This converter program is written using the algebraic notation. The files generated with this program conform to the PGN standards. The software Chess Opening Trainer also makes use of the file extension PGN. The file extension is also used by ChessPartner. This program is a full-featured game that allows the players to play chess against their opponents in the Internet.