FICGS correspondence chess database


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Thibault de Vassal    (2006-09-18)
FICGS correspondence chess database

Hello to all.

FICGS chess database (games rated + unrated, finished + unfinished) is now a unique static PGN file, that will be updated at least every 2 months. You can find it by clicking 'Search games' or at this link :

Other free chess databases (ie. games played by famous players) will be added at :

Best wishes.

Elmer Valderrama    (2006-09-19 19:42:56)
FICGS correspondence chess database

That's a great improvement on the former listing of un/finished games (somehow it took ages to load those pages on my PC).

Now why is it that it will be updated 'at least' every 2 months, not daily as the former pages? (assuming fetching all the PGN scores into a single PGN file is done automatically by a script) Thanks

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-09-19 21:25:57)
FICGS correspondence chess database

Hello Elmer.

Former databases were not updated daily, it were generated in real time... It could be updated daily yet, but as it will grow up a lot & quickly, I prefer to make it myself (instead of the robots).

Best regards.