How do I get a PGN of my game?

It's never been easier to get a PGN of your completed games! 

To download a PGN of your game, click the ‘download’ button beneath the move buttons of any game:

This will bring you to a download page. If you want the PGN to include any analysis you’ve done, click the checkbox next to the computer icon. If you want the PGN to include timestamps, check the box next to the clock icon: 

If you have saved your own analysis, or made comments and annotations, you can select the person icon:

You will only be able to select your analysis and annotation, or the computer analysis to add to the PGN, not both. But, you can always download multiple copies of the PGN if you want to! 

When you’re ready, click the orange download button at the bottom, and the PGN will download to your desktop. 

Bulk PGN Download

If you'd like to download many of your PGNs at once, go into your Archive.

Click the checkbox for any game you’d like to download, or click the very top checkbox to select them all: 

Be sure to check or uncheck the box for timestamps depending on if you want them. When you’re ready, click on the download icon (highlighted above) to download all the selected games at once. 

Here is a sample of what a PGN looks like when you open it;


[Event "Just for fun"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2009.08.23"]

[White "erik"]

[Black "kohai"]

[Result "1-0"]

[WhiteElo "1816"]

[BlackElo "1373"]

[TimeControl "1 in 5 days"]

[Termination "erik won by resignation"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.f4 Bd4 6.Nge2 Bf2+ 7.Kxf2 e5 8.d3 Nd4 9.Be3 d6 10.Nd5 Bg4 11.Ndc3 Qf6 12.Bxd4 cxd4 13.Nd5 Qe6 14.h3 Bxe2 15.Qxe2 Rc8 16.Rhf1 exf4 17.Nxf4 Qe5 18.Kg1 Nf6 19.Rf2 Rf8 20.Raf1 Rc7 21.h4 Nh5 22.Nxh5 gxh5 23.Kh2 Re7 24.Rf5 Qg7 25.Qxh5 Kd7 26.Bh3 Rg8 1-0

Load a PGN

You can load the PGN on later by going to Learn > Analysis

Then clicking ‘load pgn’ and pasting the text from the PGN into the window: 

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