Helping Python Play Chess

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM on August 16, 2014, Room 704

Jarret Petrillo

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Python doesn't know how to play chess. But there are chess engines that do. Pystockfish is a small package that integrates the stockfish chess engine with Python. It's contribution is allowing a python user to interact the UCI-based software in an easy to use class. The project highlights the multiple ways a novice can contribute to the python community. With simplicity being a goal in itself.


Small solutions can solve big problems. Pystockfish is simple yet it allows two powerful things, pyton and stockfish, to interact.