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 2019 (Release)

Around 2.2 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 2019 (Updates)

PGN Format

Update 01 (01/2019, 8961 games)

Update 02 (02/2019, 7855 games)

Update 03 (03/2019, 8843 games)

Update 04 (04/2019, 11750 games)

 KingBase Lite 2019 (Release)

Over one million 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 2019 (Updates)

PGN Format

Update 01 (01/2019, 5920 games)

Update 02 (02/2019, 5516 games)

Update 03 (03/2019, 6124 games)

Update 04 (04/2019, 7280 games)