TCEC Questionnaire

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All participants are required and kindly asked to fill in the TCEC questionnaire below, by email:

  1. Who is the main author of your engine’s code?
  2. Please name any other engines and authors whose code (if applicable: the various parts of) your engine, uses?
  3. What is the license(s) under which (if applicable: the various parts of) your engine’s code is/are placed?
  4. Please name the parts and the authors of the code you use for training in case you use a neural network?
  5. In case your engine uses Training Data (NNUE or NN parts): what is the origin of this data? Did you obtain permission for use from the original authors if applicable?
  6. In case of NNUE: does you engine comply with the TCEC NNUE Guideline as mentioned above, to the best of your knowledge?

This questionnaire is a requirement for TCEC participation. Answers are not made public by TCEC, but authors can so do of their own accord.

Apart from this. there exists of course also the Chess Programmer Code of Honor.

Finally, TCEC will not ask again already participating engines that have responded to the questionnaire at an earlier date, to fill in the questionnaire again at every event, every time, because TCEC operates on a basis of mutual trust. At the discretion of the organizers however, new requests for filling in the questionnaire, perhaps with new questions, can happen before or during a future event.