Chess Programming Wiki (MediaWiki)

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Chess Programming Wiki
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Founded by: Mark Lefler
Status: Active
Language: English
Edit mode: Login via forum
Wiki engine: MediaWiki
Wiki license: Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike
Main topic: Programming
Wiki size: 4,243 article pages see stats

(As of: 2022-03-10)

The Chess Programming Wiki (CPW) describes the art of programming computers to play chess. It has information about programmers and researchers and chess engines and protocols between back-end chess engines and front-end chess GUIs.

CPW was founded by Mark Lefler on 26 October 2007,[1] first hosted on Wikispaces.[2] Due to the Wikispaces site closure, CPW moved to a new MediaWiki-powered host at in late 2017.[3]

Apparently the only way to edit the CPW is to first ask for an account on the forum.[4]

Erik Satie, Gerd Isenberg, and Mark Lefler are the current wiki administrators (MediaWiki 'bureaucrat').

See also
  1. Re: community test result web page? by Mark Lefler, Computer Chess Club (CCC);; forum; 26 October 2007.
  2. Wikispaces Chess Programming Wiki - home;; Wikispaces / Tangient LLC; via Wayback Machine at; archived 16 February 2018.
  3. Main page;; Chess Programming Wiki.
  4. Chess Programming Wiki by jdart, Computer Chess Club (CCC);; forum; 12 February 2018.