PGN (Portable Game Notation) is a standard human-readable plain-text format for recording chess games and their annotations.
Virtually all chess database and engine software supports PGN files, so you are able play through the moves and analysis in our DVDs and videos on a board, and analyse with a computer.
There is plenty of suitable chess database software, much of it free, available for all common operating systems. Additionally, many online chess servers support uploading PGN files for playback in your web browser (chess.com and lichess.org are two).
Do all Ginger GM DVDs and videos come with PGN files?
At present, no. All recent and future Ginger GM DVDs and courses will do so, but we're still working on our back catalogue. There's a full list below (last updated 2019-01-14):
|Title||PGN files available?||Notes|
|Ultimate Attacking Guide - Volume 1||Yes||Fully annotated|
|How to Win Chess Tournaments||Yes||Fully annotated|
| The Leningrad Dutch
|Killer d4||Yes||Very lightly annotated|
|Plaskett's Greatest Hits||No|
|Killer Grand Prix||Yes||Lightly annotated|
|Killer Dragon||Yes||Lightly annotated|
| Secrets of Positional Sacrifices
||Yes||Very lightly annotated|
|The Lazy Najdorf||Yes||Lightly annotated|
|Killer Dutch||Yes||Lightly annotated|
|Tiger on the Modern||Yes||Heavily annotated|
|Improve Your Practical Play||No|
|Killer c3 Sicilian||Yes||Very lightly annotated|
|Crash Test Chess - Using the Initiative||Yes||Very lightly annotated|
|Crash Test Chess - Thinking Outside of the Box||Yes||Lightly annotated|
|Killer French eBook||Yes||Fully annotated|
|Killer d4 eBook||Yes||Very lightly annotated|
|Killer Dutch eBook||No|
|iChess Master Methods||Yes||Ask for details|
|iChess Empire Chess||Varies||Ask for details|
If I purchase a download or streaming, do I need to order PGN files separately?
No. Where available, PGN files are included with our download and streaming packages. We also provide them as standalone products for physical DVD customers, or as a way to get a complete overview of the content prior to purchase.