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.
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.
- $500 if the grandmaster wins against REBEL.
- $250 for a draw.
- No prize money in case of a loss against REBEL.
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
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
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.
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 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
comments during the game.