- REBEL vs GM Rohde -

main whatisnew download strength features shots subscribe reviews FAQ price list phonelistemail list how to order aegon bench database util epd2diagramj. noomen column DIAZ column misc. older topics comp. profile cartoon mode The CHESS 2010 POLL clearly shows that people consider Man versus Machine games to be more important than Computer versus Computer.

Due to the absence of strong Man versus Machine competitions Rebel company wants to introduce a new initiative called The Monthly GM Challenge.

The goal is that REBEL plays one LIVE tournament game against a grandmaster once a month. Live coverage including Rebel analysis via the Rebel Home Page.

  • $500 if the grandmaster wins against REBEL.
  • $250 for a draw.
  • No prize money in case of a loss against REBEL.
We challenge every chess player with an official FIDE grandmaster title to take the bite and play our program. You can contact us by email at Mail to REBEL. Acceptance of entries is done in the order we receive them.

The first game is scheduled on Saturday May 22, 1999 against GM Michael Rohde well known from the Man versus Machine Harvard Cup events.

Biographical information Michael Rohde

Known for his aggressive attacking style, Michael Rohde became a Grandmaster in 1988, and writes the column "Game of the Month" for Chess Life. Michael won the brilliancy prize in 3 consecutive U.S. Championships, from 1986 through 1988. In 1991, he took first place in the strongest ever U.S. Open.

A former National Junior High, National High School and U.S. Junior Champion, Rohde has tied for first in the World Open, and captured the New York State Championship, the Marshall Chess Club and Manhattan Chess Club Championships, and numerous other titles.

Currently among the top 20 players in the U.S., Michael has been ranked withing the top 5 in the country and top 60 in the world. Michael is the author of two books on chess openings - "The Great Evans Gambit Debate" (Thinkers' Press 1997) and "Play the Sveshnikov!" (Hays Publishing 1998).

Michael works with GM-elect Maurice Ashley on the popular chess educational website ChessWise and has been active in numerous other internet chess activities, including commentating on the 1997 and 1998 U.S. Championships for the US Chess Federation website, and conducting his own site.

Michael participated each year in the "Harvard Cup" series of GM vs. computer events, several times finishing first among the GMs. Mr. Rohde also is an attorney specializing in the field of federal tax controversy, and lives with his family in New York City.

  • Download 378 games of GM Rohde.

  • Hardware & Software REBEL

  • Program: Rebel Paderborn edition (workname Rebel 10.5).
  • Opening book: as used in the World Championship in Paderborn.
  • EOC database setting: Use is STRONG.
  • PC: Pentium-II 450 Mhz, 128Mb.
  • Other settings will be revealed during the game.

  • Conditions

  • The game is scheduled on Saturday May 22 10:00 New York / 16:00 Amsterdam time.

  • The time control is 40 moves in 2 hours and then one hour for the rest of the game so a game can not take longer than 6 hours.

  • Move transmission via the Internet Chess Club

  • It should be guaranteed that both players can not lose on time due to problems (time loss) with the move transmission over the net. These games are meant to give some light on the current state of art of the on-going Man versus Machine event and should reflect a normal face-to-face event. For that purpose an arbiter is appointed and his decisions will be final.

  • The arbiter is Enrique Irazoqui former chief editor of the "Computer Chess Reports" magazine. For the first game (against GM Rohde) the arbiter will toss for the color Rebel will play. For all next games Rebel will play the opposite color each time.

  • To ensure fair play the arbiter is send the Rebel version before the game is started and the arbiter will check all moves played by Rebel. Another (second) arbiter is installed at the place of the grandmaster, the normal rules apply.

  • LIVE support

    LIVE support of the game HERE. You DO NOT have to press the REFRESH button of your browser to get an update as the page is automatically refreshed after 3 minutes.

    Programmer Ed Schröder will be available on REBEL-BOARD for comments during the game.