About GMchess Viewer

GMchess Viewer is a Java utility that enables to view the games in PGN format online. There is a Game selection window (it contains the list of games), a Game notation window (notation record of the currently opened game), a Game commentary window (it shows comments to the highlighted move), and an Alternatives window (it shows lines of the variations tree, if they are in the comments, you may choose one any and play it through).


    Flip Board

    Download PGN

        You may download the zipped PGN file to your computer.

        Set Color

GMchess Viewer allows the selection of one of 4 sets of different colors for dark and light squares.


        If you press Help button, this file opens

Java Problems

We have tested GMchess Viewer with different platforms and browsers. Recommended browser versions are 4+ for NC and 4+ for IE. If you experience any problems with the GMchess Viewer, please contact us describing the problem.

Additional Information

PGN stands for Portable Game Notation. PGN consists of is a text file of a chess game (or games) in a standard format, with the game headers and moves organized in a specific format. You may download a complete description of the format's specifications here.

It is possible to play the game with the help of different GUI (Graphical User Interface) chess programs.  Some free utilities: ChessBase Light at www.chessbase.com,  WinBoard at Tim Mann's Chess Page (there are versions for Unix as well).

The PGN format is simple, easy-to-understand, and you may open PGN file in any text editor. See the example how it looks like:

[Event "Linares 2000"]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "2000.03.08"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Khalifman, A."]
[Black "Leko, P."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D85"]
[WhiteElo "2656"]
[BlackElo "2725"]
[PlyCount "94"]
[EventDate "2000.02.28"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 c5 8.
Rb1 O-O 9. Be2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qa5+ 11. Bd2 Qxa2 12. O-O Bg4 13. Bg5 h6 14. Be3
Nc6 15. d5 Ne5 16. Rxb7 e6 17. d6 Rfd8 18. Re1 Bxf3 19. gxf3 Qa5 20. Rf1 Bf8
21. d7 Qa2 22. Bb5 a6 23. Ba4 Nxf3+ 24. Kg2 Ne5 25. Bb6 Qc4 26. Qd4 Qxd4 27.
Bxd4 Nd3 28. Bc6 Nc5 29. Rc7 Bd6 30. Bxc5 Bxc7 31. Bxa8 Rxa8 32. Be7 Rd8 33.
Rd1 f5 34. Bxd8 Bxd8 35. exf5 gxf5 36. Rd6 Kf7 37. Rxa6 Ke7 38. Kg3 Bc7+ 39.
Kh4 Kxd7 40. Ra7 Kc6 41. Rxc7+ Kxc7 42. Kh5 e5 43. Kxh6 Kd6 44. Kg5 Ke6 45. h4
f4 46. h5 f3 47. Kg4 Kd5 1-0