KingBase

KingBase is a free chess games collection, usable with most free and commercial chess programs.
Periodically new chess games are added, existing entries are revised and duplicated games are removed.
The games are mainly collected from the websites of various tournaments and TWIC archives.

KingBase is a free alternative to commercial products, but has some limitations:

  • No annotated games.
  • No games with less than 6 moves.
  • No games before 1990.
  • No games with ELO-rating < 2000.

The files are available via direct download or BitTorrent protocol. Here‘s a list of BitTorrent clients.

KingBase 2017 (Release)

Over 1.9 million modern games (year > 1990), players Elo > 2000

PGN Format
(multiple files order by ECO Code)

SCID Format
(works with SCID and SCID forks)

CBV Format

KingBase 2017 (Updates)

PGN Format

Update 1 (01/2017, 3770 games)

Update 2 (02/2017, 7084 games)

Update 3 (03/2017, 6462 games)

Update 4 (04/2017, 7163 games)

Update 5 (05/2017, 9817 games)

Update 6 (06/2017, 6238 games)

Update 7 (07/2017, 15086 games)

Update 8 (08/2017, 10005 games)

Update 9 (09/2017, 7663 games)

Update 10 (10/2017, 11831 games)

 KingBase Lite 2017 (Release)

Over 900K modern games (year > 2000), players Elo > 2200

PGN Format
(multiple files order by ECO Code)

SCID Format
(works with SCID and SCID forks)

CBV Format

KingBase Lite 2017 (Updates)

PGN Format

Update 1 (01/2017, 2440 games)

Update 2 (02/2017, 5036 games)

Update 3 (03/2017, 4530 games)

Update 4 (04/2017, 4629 games)

Update 5 (05/2017, 6636 games)

Update 6 (06/2017, 4200 games)

Update 7 (07/2017, 9109 games)

Update 8 (08/2017, 5883 games)

Update 9 (09/2017, 4654 games)

Update 10 (10/2017, 7958 games)