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 2018 (Release)

Over 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 2018 (Updates)

PGN Format

Update 1 (01/2018, 13913 games)

Update 2 (02/2018, 9477 games)

Update 3 (03/2018, 7814 games)

Update 4 (04/2018, 10910 games)

Update 5 (05/2018, 6182 games)

Update 6 (06/2018, 7089 games)

Update 7 (07/2018, 16515 games)

 KingBase Lite 2018 (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 2018 (Updates)

PGN Format

Update 1 (01/2018, 10240 games)

Update 2 (02/2018, 6495 games)

Update 3 (03/2018, 5503 games)

Update 4 (04/2018, 7418 games)

Update 5 (05/2018, 4015 games)

Update 6 (06/2018, 4781 games)

Update 7 (07/2018, 9137 games)