written by Barry Culp
General impressionRebel is a top notch PC chess program
Playing strengthI think Genius and Rebel are in a class of their own. Despite's it top Swedish rating, I think MCPro is slighly weaker.
Database and book functionsThe database and book functions are excellent. I am currently using Rebel 8 to record all my games into a single database. Once done I can create my own opening book based on my games. The PGN import/export database function is very valuable for transferring of chess games to and from other chess platforms.
A list of what "I like on Rebel 8.0".Power analysis - excellent feature that is unique among the top chess PC programs.
Database rewrite function - amazing how difficult/impossible this is with other programs.
Custom colors menu - I think I spend too much time here with all the color options !!
Database and book functions - very flexible.
A list of what "I do not like".Can't save options like Playstyle in config
Clicking on ANY menu button always interrupts Rebel analysis.
Cant customize chess notation - for example - I would like to use short algebraic notation
Level Ply play is limited ply to 10 maximum.
Last update August 10,1996