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the PGN file extension!

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PGN file extension - Portable Game Notation file

What is pgn file? How to open pgn files?

File type specification:

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Portable Game Notation (used for chess).

Mime: application/x-chess-pgn

PGN is "Portable Game Notation", a standard designed for the representation of chess game data using ASCII text files. PGN is structured for easy reading and writing by human users and for easy parsing and generation by computer programs. The intent of the definition and propagation of PGN is to facilitate the sharing of public domain chess game data among chessplayers (both organic and otherwise), publishers, and computer chess researchers throughout the world.

PGN is not intended to be a general purpose standard that is suitable for every possible use; no such standard could fill all conceivable requirements. Instead, PGN is proposed as a universal portable representation for data interchange. The idea is to allow the construction of a family of chess applications that can quickly and easily process chess game data using PGN for import and export among themselves.

The PGN files uses the Chess game, that is installed in Mac OS X.

Help how to open PGN files:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to open this game file type.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to open game files

How to convert file with extension PGN:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to convert this file extension.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert game files

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