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Chess Downloads
compiled by Lee Holder

See Chess History on the Web (2000 no.17) for background information on this page.

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Main Format (pgn/cb) Notes Last Updated Date Checked
0_Int'l 4NCL / John Saunders * X       pgn games stored on Britbase 7-00 3-8-00
0_Int'l 64 Chess Street / Ruben Casafus *     X   cb   ? 7-8-00
0_Int'l Ajedrez de Estilo / Adolfo Bórmida * X       cb   daily / weekly 28-7-00
0_Int'l Ajedrez Digital / Dario Gabriel Merkin * X       pgn & cb   12-98 ? 28-7-00
0_Int'l Ajelibre / Julio Alberto González - link #1 *     X X cb sequentially numbered updates daily / weekly 28-7-00
0_Int'l Ajelibre / Julio Alberto González - link #2 *     X X cb sequentially numbered updates daily / weekly 28-7-00
0_Int'l Bekemann *     X X pgn, cb games from his books; UNABLE TO DOWNLOAD 17-8-00 8-6-00 17-8-00
0_Int'l Buggs / Fred Wehner * X       pgn mostly links to other sites; a few games 7-00 28-7-00
0_Int'l Chess Analysis Project (CAP) / Dann Corbit *     X   pgn largest ECO collection available; new files added recently 15-4-00 22-8-00
0_Int'l Chess Archive *   X X   pgn   10-98 28-7-00
0_Int'l Chess Assistant * X       pgn, ca a few commented games ? 2000 22-8-00
0_Int'l Chess Lab * X X   X pgn about 2 million java-based searchable games weekly 28-7-00
0_Int'l Chess Page / Günther Ossimitz * X X   X cb Fritz5-annotated games, incl. games in books 2000 28-7-00
0_Int'l Chessplayer's Inn / Jyrki Heikkinen * X X X   pgn, text Diemer-Duhm Gambit (pgn), World Championships (text) ? 2000 16-8-00
0_Int'l Computer Schach und Spiel - University of Nis (Serbia) * X       pgn, cb computer chess 22-5-00 17-8-00
0_Int'l FIDE * X       pgn Official web site; a few tourn. ? 2000 21-8-00
0_Int'l Frank Quisinsky * X       pgn & cb Winboard tourn. & other computer chess 21-7-00 28-7-00
0_Int'l Gambit Chess (formerly Perle Antiche) *     X   pgn & cb gambits; see also S.E.M.I. monthly 28-7-00
0_Int'l GambitSite / Thomas Stock *   X X   pgn & cb gambits monthly 28-7-00
0_Int'l GambitSoft ftp * X       pgn, cb computer chess championships 12-10-99 16-8-00
0_Int'l Grandmaster Chess School / Alexander Khalifman * X X     pgn   12-99 28-7-00
0_Int'l Helmut Pleschke 1.b4 *     X   pgn opening 1.b4 15-7-00 16-8-00
0_Int'l Hem Soft Chess Page / Franz Hemmer * X       pgn not updated 16-7-97 28-7-00
0_Int'l Kasparov Chess * X       pgn occaisional games daily / weekly 7-8-00
0_Int'l Kray *     X   cb Sicilian and King's Indian 1-8-00 16-8-00
0_Int'l La Régence / Pascal Villalba *     X   pgn quarterly update 3-00 28-7-00
0_Int'l Mark Trokenheim (1.b4) *     X   cb Orangutan opening 4-8-00 18-8-00
0_Int'l Max Burkett * X   X   pgn not updated 4-99 28-7-00
0_Int'l New in Chess *       X pgn, cb, nic games from NIC magazine monthly 22-8-00
0_Int'l Scacchi / Andreas Vogt * X X X   pgn, cb   03-00 1-8-00
0_Int'l Schaak / Jaap van der Kooij * X X X   cb, nic   ? 1-8-00
0_Int'l Schach im Web / Horst Bahn * X X     pgn a few historical tourn.; alekhine; computer chess 7-00 28-7-00
0_Int'l Schach-Erieignisse / Erhard Frolik * X       pgn & cb Also biographies of world champions 17-7-00 28-7-00
0_Int'l Schach-Weltmeister / Stefan Röhrich *   X     cb world champions; pgn listed but not found 2000 1-8-00
0_Int'l Steve Mayer FTP * X X     cb not updated 9-95 28-7-00
0_Int'l Super Ajedrez / Maximiliano Alvarez, Yanina Barreto * X       pgn, cb not updated 1998 ? 21-8-00
0_Int'l The Week in Chess (TWIC) / Mark Crowther * X       --- links to tourn. web sites weekly 28-7-00
0_Int'l Uncrowned Kings / Phil Hughes *   X     cb   27-6-00 2-8-00
0_Int'l University of Pittsburgh FTP * X X X X pgn, cb & ca irregular update 5-00 28-7-00
0_Int'l Wilfried Guenther * X       pgn, cb historical tourn. 2-8-00 2-8-00
0_Int'l - corr Chess Mail / Tim Harding *   X   X pgn & cb corr. chess magazine; games that go with articles 15-7-00 28-7-00
0_Int'l - corr CIF (Chess in Friendship) / Jörg Vollbrecht * X       pgn & cb CIF games; monthly sequential updates 24-7-00 28-7-00
0_Int'l - corr Correspondenc Chess Game Archive / John C. Knudsen * X X     pgn, cb corr. chess 3-00 31-7-00
0_Int'l - corr ICCF (International Correspondence Chess Federation) / S›ren Peschardt * X       pgn corr. chess; games of ICCF tourn. monthly 28-7-00
0_Int'l - corr IECC (International E-Mail Chess Club) * X       pgn corr. chess (e-mail); IECC games monthly 28-7-00
0_Int'l - corr IECG (International E-Mail Chess Group) / Laurent Tinture * X       pgn & cb corr. chess (e-mail); IECG games monthly 28-7-00
0_Int'l - corr UECC (Universal E-Mail Chess Club * X       pgn corr. chess; International & UESC games 31-8-00 18-8-00
0_Int'l - corr WECF (World E-Mail Chess Friends) * X       pgn corr. chess (e-mail); WECF games 10-7-99 2-8-00
0_Int'l / FRA Europe Echecs / Frédéric Lempereur * X       pgn magazine; French focus, but some int'l games 8-8-00 8-8-00
0_Int'l / GER GM-Schach / Daniel, Gabriel, Jussupow, Kindermann, Lutz * X       pgn International & GER Bundesliga 5-00 9-8-00
0_Int'l GoldBase1 / Norbert Lukas - Current * X       pgn, cb   weekly 9-8-00
0_Int'l - corr GoldBase1 / Norbert Lukas - Corres. * X       cb corr. chess ?-00 9-8-00
0_Int'l / GRE Hellas Chess Club * X       pgn   daily / weekly 9-8-00
0_Int'l / RUS Russian Chess * X       pgn Russian & international games; linked to RusBase 15-8-00 15-8-00
America America-Base / Adolfo Bórmida, Julio Alberto González * X       cb subsidiary country databases: BRA, ..., USA 14'5-99 2-8-00
ARG ARG-Base / Adolfo Bórmida, Julio Alberto González * X       cb   22-7-00 2-8-00
ARG Jose Mariano Acosta *   X X X cb   4-6-00 2-8-00
ARG - corr CAPA (Correspondence Chess Federation of Argentina) * X       pgn, cb corr.; CAPA tourn. 17-7-00 2-8-00
AUS Ozbase / Paul Dunn * X       pgn   1-8-00 2-8-00
AUT OeSB (Austrian Chess Federation) * X       pgn staatsliga & international ? 2000 21-8-00
AUT OO-Base / LVOO (Landesverband Oberoesterreich) * X       pgn, cb   5-8-00 17-8-00
AUT Voralberger Schachverband * X       cb   ? 2000 17-8-00
AUT WeinerZeitung / Newspaper of Vienna / Chess in Austria * X       pgn staatsliga games daily / weekly 2-8-00
AUT - corr OeSB-FS (Austria Correspondence Chess Federation) / Robert Felber * X       pgn corr. chess; downloads only for mailing list frequent 2-8-00
AUT - regional Kärnten Chess Federation * X       pgn, cb staatsliga & Kärnten regional tourn. 7-00 21-8-00
AUT - regional Staatsliga B - Ost * X       pgn, cb league tourn. 13-8-00 21-8-00
BEL Looise Schaakring * X X     pgn   2000 2-8-00
BRA BCX (Brasilia Clube de Xadrez) * X       pgn Brasilian championship games ? 2-8-00
BRA BrasilBase / Adaucto Wanderley da Nobrega * X X     pgn   28-7-00 2-8-00
BRA Brasilian Chess * X X     pgn, cb   1999 ? 2-8-00
BRA - club Belo Horizonte Chess Club / Emmanuel dos Santos * X       pgn not updated 23-9-98 3-8-00
CAN MontrealBase / Hugh Brodie * X X     cb ch-CAN & regional 15-6-00 3-8-00
CAN - regional Chess Federation of Quebec * X       pgn Quebec tourn. 2000 3-8-00
CAN - regional Chess in Manitoba / Jack Woodbury * X X     pgn, cb Manitoba tourn. 3-8-00 3-8-00
CAN - regional Nova Scotia Chess * X X     pgn, cb Nova Scotia games 2-2-00 4-8-00
CRO Croatian Chess Federation * X       pgn   24-6-00 15-8-00
CRO Spin Valis chess club * X       pgn, ca   04-99 4-8-00
CZE Agentura 64 * X       cb   7-00 4-8-00
CZE Chess Methodical Bulletin "CZE-Base" / Zdenek Zavodny * X X X X pgn CZE & international tourn. 22-7-00 2-8-00
DEN DanBase / Eric Bentzen * X       pgn   7-8-00 7-8-00
DEN - corr Danish Chess Federation, Correspondence Chess * X       pgn, cb corr. chess 21-7-00 8-8-00
ENG Britbase / John Saunders * X       pgn incl. IRL, SCO, & WLS 2-8-00 8-8-00
ENG - club Barnet Chess Club * X X     pgn British tourn.; club member games 12-99 18-8-00
ENG - corr BCCA (British Correspondence Chess Association) * X       pgn, cb corr. chess; mostly BCCA games 13-7-00 18-8-00
ENG - regional Bristol & District Chess League / John Richards * X       pgn, cb   5-6-00 8-8-00
ENG - regional Bristol & District Chess League / John Richards *         --- <-- old address (still active) 5-6-00 8-8-00
ENG - regional WECU (West England Chess Union) / Dave Regis * X       pgn, cb regional games 6-99 17-8-00
ESP (Spain) ESP-Base / Arturo González Pruneda, Julio Alberto González * X       cb   12-10-99 8-8-00
ESP (Spain) - Chess Federation of Aragon * X       pgn, cb   ? 8-8-00
ESP (Spain) - Chess in Asturias * X       cb   7-00 8-8-00
EST Estonian Chess Union * X       pgn   6-00 9-8-00
FAI (Fareo Faroese Chess Federation * X       pgn on-line database (not many games); a few games in html-txt 4-00 8-8-00
FIN "FIN-Base" / Jarmo Sorvari * X       pgn, cb, ca, nic   4-8-00 8-8-00
FIN Jarmo Sorvari / Finish games 1979-1996 * X       cb old files - not updated (see FIN-Base) 1997 ? 8-8-00
FIN Jarmo Sorvari / Finish games 1997-1998 * X       pgn, cb, ca, nic old files - not updated (see FIN-Base) 5-98 8-8-00
FRA Base Française "FRA-Base" / Eric Delaire * X       pgn   6-8-00 8-8-00
FRA French Chess Federation / Erick Mouret * X X X X pgn, cb searchable database ~8-00 8-8-00
FRA / 0_Int'l Echiquier Quimpérois / Eric Delaire * X       pgn Base Francaise, tourn. in Brittanny, lots of int'l tourn. info. 6-8-00 11-8-00
FRA / regional Brittanny Chess League * X       pgn, cb, txt tourn. in Brittanny ? 11-8-00
GER Damenschach im DSB * X       cb women's chess 1995-1998 1999 17-8-00
GER Dettas "GER-Base" / Detlef Döll * X       cb   weekly 7-8-00
GER DSJ (Youth Organisation of the German Chess Federation) / Jürgen Jacob * X       cb youth chess 1995-1998 1999 17-8-00
GER GoldBase1 / Norbert Lukas - GER * X       cb German tourn. ?-00 9-8-00
GER Norbert Lukas / GER-Base, YouthBas, TeamBase * X       cb games not updated since 10-99 - see GoldBase 10-99 8-8-00
GER Procheckt / Manfred Herzog * X       pgn   15-12-99 4-8-00
GER Teleschach / Leonid Kritz * X       text, pgn in html   8-00 16-8-00
GER - club Baiertal-Schatthausen Chess Club / Thilo Gubler * X       pgn club league (team) games; southern Germany 20-5-00 8-8-00
GER - club Lahn Limburg Chess Club / Frank Zimmermann * X       pgn regional tourn.; Hessen, Germany 28-7-00 8-8-00
GER - club Pinneberger Chess Club * X       pgn, cb club/local games ? 2000 17-8-00
GER - club Sfr. Braunfels Chess Club / Hans-Rudolf Scherler * X       cb club/local games 17-7-00 17-8-00
GER - club SGEM Bexbach / Hardy Simgen, Alexander Ebel * X       pgn, cb club/local games ? 17-8-00
GER - club Siemens Chess Club, München * X       cb club league (team) games 25-6-00 8-8-00
GER - club STR Mannheim Lindenhof Chess Club *         --- new club page; no games --- 9-8-00
GER - club STR Mannheim Lindenhof Chess Club / Gernot Krobath * X       cb not updated 25-8-98 9-8-00
GER - club TSV Wacker Chess Club, Neutraubling / Martin Rieger * X     X pgn, cb   12-6-00 8-8-00
GER - corr DESC (Deutsche E-Mail Schachclub) * X       pgn, cb DESC games in one file 20-2-00 18-8-00
GER - corr DESC (Deutscher E-Mail Schachclub) * X       pgn, cb corr. chess 20-2-00 8-8-00
GER - corr ESC (E-Mail Schachclub) * X X     pgn, cb ESC games in one file 5-8-00 18-8-00
GER - regional "Landratspokal" in Fischbach * X       pgn regional tourn. in Fischbach, GER 4-00 9-8-00
GER - regional Baden Chess Federation * X       cb one file with Vierlanderturniers 18-7-00 17-8-00
GER - regional Berlin Chess Federation * X       pgn, cb   6-00 17-8-00
GER - regional Chess Federation of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern * X       cb not updated 5-2-98 9-8-00
GER - regional Chess Federation of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern *         --- <-- new home page 1-8-00 9-8-00
GER - regional Chess Federation of Niederbayern / Klaus Kreuzer *       X cb games of Niederbayern masters by year 4-8-00 9-8-00
GER - regional Chess Federation of Schleswig-Holstein / KH Szillat * X       pgn, cb regional games 19-12-99 9-8-00
GER - regional Chess-Federation of Freiburg / Winfried Schueler * X       cb district games ?-00 9-8-00
GER - regional Herbert Ganselmayer * X       cb regional league games; Bayern, Germany 21-5-00 9-8-00
GER - regional Lars Balzer * X       cb individual youth championships in Baden 4-4-99 9-8-00
GER - regional Schach Depot * X       cb Wuerttemberg & other games 18-2-00 17-8-00
GER ? Chess-Org * X       pgn   2000 8-8-00
GER ? GoldBase1 / Norbert Lukas - Team * X       cb German team tourn. ?-00 9-8-00
GER ? GoldBase1 / Norbert Lukas - Youth * X       cb youth tourn. ?-00 9-8-00
HUN Hungarian Chess Federation * X       pgn no games yet - scheduled to appear Aug/Sept 2000 --- 15-8-00
IND - corr All India Correspondence Chess Federation * X       pgn corr. chess; AICCF & other games 8-99 14-8-00
IRL Chess Ireland / John Hurley * X       pgn, cb   3-8-00 14-8-00
IRL The Irish Chess Archive / Mark Orr * X X   X pgn searchable database, or download all games in one file ? 14-8-00
ISL Chess in Iceland / Daði Örn Jónsson * X       pgn infrequent update 1-00 8-8-00
ISL Hellir Chess Club * X       pgn   24-7-00 8-8-00
ISR - corr ICCC (Israeli Correspondence Chess Committee) *   X     pgn, cb corr. chess & OTB games 1-5-99 18-8-00
ITA Italbase / Francesco Gibellato * X       cb   1-5-00 14-8-00
ITA Italian Chess Federation * X       pgn, cb   21-7-00 14-8-00
ITA - corr SEMI (Scacchi E-Mail Italia) * X       pgn, cb corr. chess; part of Gambit Chess site 4-8-00 14-8-00
NED Dutchbase / Jack Goossens * X X     pgn   10-8-00 14-8-00
NED GoldBase1 / Norbert Lukas - NED * X       cb Dutch tourn. ?-00 9-8-00
NOR Runne Djurhuus * X       pgn some games; links to tourn. web sites 14-8-00 15-8-00
NZL Michael Freeman * X       pgn   ? 2000 15-8-00
POL Chess Szachy / Andrzej Potozowski * X       ca 1995 & 1996 - 3 tourn. ? 15-8-00
POL POL-Base / Adam Umiastowski * X X     pgn   6-6-00 6-8-00
POR APMX (Associação Portuguesa de Mestres de Xadrez ) / Luis Oliveira * X X     pgn   21-7-99 15-8-00
POR InfoXadrez / Luís Miguel Costa *     X X pgn, cb encrypted zip files (free password); daily game files daily 15-8-00
POR Luís Santos * X       pgn, cb   6-8-00 15-8-00
POR PortBase * X       cb   6-10-99 6-8-00
POR - corr CNXC (Correspondence Chess Association of Portugal) / Luís Oliveira * X       pgn, cb corr. chess 14-8-00 15-8-00
RUS Rusbase / Anton Gubanov * X       pgn see also "Russian Chess" ? 2000 15-8-00
SCO Scottish Chess Association (SCA) * X       pgn   31-7-00 15-8-00
SCO - corr SCCA (Scottish Correspondence Chess Association) * X       pgn, cb corr. chess 17-6-00 15-8-00
SLO Chess Federation of Slovenia * X       cb   18-3-00 15-8-00
SLO - corr Chess Federation of Slovenia, Correspondence Chess * X       pgn, cb corr. chess 25-7-00 15-8-00
South America HiperChess / HC van Riemsdijk * X       pgn not updated 11-19-98 15-8-00
SUI Swiss Chess Federation * X       pgn   7-00 21-8-00
SUI - regional Georg Kradolfer * X       cb Zurich Weihnachtsopen ? 2000 21-8-00
SVK Slovak Chess Federation / Sachove Databazy * X       cb   11-6-00 18-8-00
SVK - club Povazské Podhradie Chess Club * X       cb club/local games 15-8-00 18-8-00
SWE SWE-Base / Dan Östergaard * X       pgn   16-6-00 7-8-00
SWE - corr SSKK (Sveriges Schackförbunds Korrespondensschackkommitté) * X       pgn corr. chess 24-5-00 18-8-00
UKR Chess-Sector / UKR-Base / Mikhail Golubev * X X     pgn, cb   8-8-00 15-8-00
USA New York Open * X       pgn official web site for New York Open tourn. 5-00 15-8-00
USA Tales of 1001 Knights / Susan Strahan * X     X pgn misc. int'l games 16-8-00 16-8-00
USA - regional Cheeseland Chess / Richard Reich *   X     pgn games by mid-west players (mainly Wisconsin); one file ? 15-8-00
USA - regional Colorado Chess Informant * X X     text searchable database ? 2000 16-8-00
USA - regional Dallas Chess Club * X       pgn games from Texas 18-7-00 16-8-00
USA - regional St. Louis Chess / Jim Voelker *   X     pgn one file of Missouri games; plus some annotated games 2-12-98 15-8-00
USA - regional Texas Chess Association * X       pgn old archive 3-10-99 15-8-00
USA - regional Texas Chess Association * X       pgn new home page with new archive page 25-6-00 15-8-00
USA - regional Wyoming Chess Association * X       text in html games from Wyoming; not easily downloaded - embedded in html ? 2000 16-8-00
USA - regional - Wisconsin Postal Chess Championships / Joe Hitselberger * X       pgn corr. chess 10-8-00 18-8-00
YUG YU-Base / Crnic Mirsad, Crnic Narcis * X       pgn   11-8-00 16-8-00
YUG - corr Yugoslav National Corresopondence Chess Organization * X       pgn, cb corr. chess ? 1999 16-8-00

No longer active / Bad link

Site Name Link Notes
Kevin O'Connell *  
Pascal Villalba *  
ChessNet 64 *  
Chess World Magazine *  
Scotch 4..Qh4 *  
Auerswald *  
World Chess Championship *  
The Lion *  
Forum 64 *  
CHS Chessbase Datafiles *  
Fallen *  
El Puerto de Ajedrecista *  
Ajadrez Argentino *  
AjedrezWeb *  
Bailen *  
TWIC Sortiment *  
University of Hamburg FTP *  
Schachversand Norddeutschland *  
Chessgames *  
Chess - found blank page *  
ChessPlanet International *  
Base Argentinafs *  
Kobenhavns Skak Union *  
Mexico / R.O. Vargas * ("not authorized to view this page")
Lionel Frost *  
Swedish Chess Computer Association (SSDF) *  
Sweden Chess *  
South Africa *  
Yves Casaubon *  
Berlin *  
Hessen *  
Dusseldorf *  
Bruchsal *  
Malaysia *  
Dutchbase #2 / Koopmans *  
Uruguay *  
ASIGC (Italy) *  

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Site Name Link Notes
BFCC *  
Terra Networks * (apparently no more chess content)
Chessplayer / Georgi Orlov *  
Hungarian Correspondence Chess Championship (Tavsakk) *  
Schach / Jurgen Daniel *  
Maxi Chess * (just links)
Baden-Wurttemberg *  
Koelner SV *  
Goldbase Stonstige / Norbert Lukas * (games only via links to Univ. Pitt. & La Regence)