- REBEL vs GM Alejandro Hoffman -

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 4th game is scheduled on Saturday September 4, 1999 against GM Alejandro Hoffman.

Biographical information Alejandro Hoffman

Maestro Internacional de Ajedrez (1988)

Gran Maestro Internacional de ajedrez (1998)

Trabajos:Profesor de la Escuela Municipal de Villa Martelli

Profesor,Coordinador y Representante del Club Atlético Boca Juniors

Ránking Internacional Elo: 2547 (01/01/99)

Títulos nacionales individuales:Campeón Metropolitano Cadete (1982)

Campeón Metropolitano Absoluto(1983)

Subcampeón Argentino Juvenil (1985)

Campeón Argentino de menores de 26 años(1987)

Subcampeón Argentino Absoluto (1998)

Títulos Nacionales por equipos:Tricampeón Metropolitano (1985,86,87)

Bicampeón  Argentino (1986.88)

Títulos Internacionales por Equipos:Subcampeón Mundial menores de 26 años (1987)

Representante Argentino por Equipos:Olimpiada Mundial Novi Sad (1990)

Elista (1998)

Panamericanos Junin (1987)

Cascavel (1995)

Representante Argentino Individual:Mundial Absoluto Las Vegas (1999)

Premios y Nominaciones: Premio León de Plata del C.A.R.P.(1985)

Nominado a los premios Olimpia (1992,93,97,98)

Premios en Competencias:Primeros puestos : Ab.Int. Martín Fierro(1984),

Gran Prix Nac,. (1987,93Ab. Int.Villa de Carlos Paz (1986),

Magistral Torre Blanca (1985),Ab. Int. Lingby-Dinamarca(1988),Ab. Int. 

De Le Touquet-Francia (1988),Ab. Int. de Avignon-Francia (1998),Ab. Int. de 

El Ferrol-España(1988),Ab. Int. de Vélez Málaga-España(1988),Campeonato 

Iberoamericano de Sevilla-España(1992),Ab. Int. de Nápoles-Italia (1993), 

Ab. Int. Sao Jose do Rio Preto-Brasil (1996),Abierto internacional de 

Pindamonhangaba-Brasil(1996), Ab. Int. de Villa Martelli (1996), 

Ab.Int. Itaú Sao Paulo-Brasil 1997,Campeonato Mayor del Club Atlético Boca 

Juniors (1998).

Segundos Puestos:Gran Prix Zona Norte(1993),Ab. Int. de Villa Ballester 

(1993),Magistral Int. de Asunción-Paraguay (1987),Ab. Int. de Jaén-España

(1991),Ab.Int. de Benidorm-España(1992),Ab. Int. de Jean les Pins-Francia 

(1991),Magistral de Pontevedra-España(1991),Ab. Int. de Ponferrada-España 

(1991),Ab. Int. Parque Chacabuco(1996),Ab.Int. de Lienz-Austria (1987),Ab. 

Int. de Parla-España(1991),Ab.Int de Villa Martelli(1998),AB. Int. del 

Ejército (1998),Campeonato superior del Club Atlético Boca Juniors(1998),

Sub Zonal Sudamericano (1998).

Hardware & Software REBEL

  • Program: REBEL 10.5 using new king safety software to play against strong humans.
  • Opening book: as used in the World Championship in Paderborn.
  • EOC database setting: Use is STRONG.
  • PC: Kryotech AMD 600 Mhz, 128 Mb (as used in the World Championship in Paderborn).
  • Other settings will be revealed during the game.

  • Conditions

  • The game is scheduled on Saturday September 4 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.

  • 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 short comments during the game.

  • Rebel company and ICC agreed that the match can be followed live on the Internet Chess Club also if you are not a paying member. Go to the above URL how to get access.