PGN file converter How to convert PGN file?

What is PGN file?


The PGN File Extension is an extension for Portable Game Notation files. It is used to store chess games between two players. It was developed in 1978 and so far, it has been widely used in many chess variants such as Shogi and Xiangqi. Pronounced "pin-guh", the Portable Game Notation file extension is the extension for a chess variant called Portable Game Notation. The acronym PGN stands for "Portable Game Notation". This file extension was developed in 1978 and has since been widely used in many other variants like Shogi and Xiangqi.

PGN Format details


Full Name Portable Game Notation Format
Developer N/A
Category Game Files

Software, that convert PGN files


The easiest way to convert a PGN file is to save it in a different file format using dedicated software. Below you will find a list of software programs that can handle PGN files. Open your PGN file with one of them and save in another file format.


PGN Converters

  • ChessBase
  • Apple Chess
  • PGN Viewer
  • WinBoard
  • XBoard
  • 5 PGN converters