Best site for downloading pgn files?

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Best site for downloading pgn files?

Post by Fguy64 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:53 am

greetings

What would you recommend as the best site for downloading quality pgn files that I can use to populate my database.

Thanks

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Re: Best site for downloading pgn files?

Post by Dann Corbit » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:37 am

Fguy64 wrote:greetings

What would you recommend as the best site for downloading quality pgn files that I can use to populate my database.

Thanks
What kind of data are you after?
In general, it is hard to beat the links provided by Lars:
http://www.chessgameslinks.lars-balzer.info/

For human games TWIC is a common source.

None of the listed sources are really much good for correspondence games. For that, I usually purchase the data.
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Re: Best site for downloading pgn files?

Post by Fguy64 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:02 am

Dann Corbit wrote:
Fguy64 wrote:greetings

What would you recommend as the best site for downloading quality pgn files that I can use to populate my database.

Thanks
What kind of data are you after?

In general, it is hard to beat the links provided by Lars:
http://www.chessgameslinks.lars-balzer.info/

For human games TWIC is a common source.

None of the listed sources are really much good for correspondence games. For that, I usually purchase the data.
I'm looking for human games. Mostly I will use them to build an opening tree to work on my opening repertoire. Most likely I'll be using SCID and I am starting my database from scratch. I play all my chess online at chessclub.com and FICS

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Re: Best site for downloading pgn files?

Post by FICGS » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:22 pm

Why not just converting chessbase mega-databases into pgn files then? :)
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