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Fully Annotated PGN Game Files (for free)
Does anyone know of any good, free, annotated chess games that I can run in my PGN viewer?
What I'm looking for is not just sheer volume (800 Sicilian games!!) but quality annotation. Notes on many key moves so a 1400 player like myself can read why a certain move was made.
Thanks in advance!!
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From time to time there are annotated games in PGN format at the Chess Informant site. These are always in CI format--just learning the CI codes can help some 1400 players improve positional understanding.
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The teaching ladder page at FICS www.freechess.org/Ladder/games.html does contain games mostly played by amateurs reviewed by stronger players. The only vaguely silly thing is that one has to download them one by one.
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"the week in chess" website has a weekly free download in pgn and other formats. think it may have all the top/important games played in the previous week. It also has an archive section of all these weekly downloads going back about 4 years or so. p
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Sorry just realised that you want annotations, don't know about that.
but it's worth a look anyway. p
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Here's another site with a few classics and other annotated games. Again though it's a one by one download, though their viewer works well.
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This will help you a lot
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But from www.chesscafe.com archives you can find games annotated by Yasser Seirawan (Inside Chess).
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Try googling ...
you'll find a link to this thread, but also many sources of annotated games by masters and patzers