KingBase

KingBase is a new free chess games collection, usable with most free and commercial chess programs.
Every month, 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 (03/2016)

Over 1.8 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 Lite (03/2016)

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