REBEL 11.0 review
by IM Mark Diesen
International Master since 1977. Won World Junior Championship in 1976 in Groningen Holland.
Now 43 years old, have significant international tournament experience - plus score in
tournament play against Joel Benjamin, Nick Defirmian , Micheal Rohde , John Fedorowicz
and have an even score in tournaments against Yasser Seirawan , Korchnoi, Walter Browne ,
Larry Christiansen etc.
Have 2 GM norms in the late 1970's.
FICS Admin currently.
Rebel Century 3 Review : by Mark Diesen
Rebel C3 is a truly outstanding chess playing program and my personal
favorite program ! I think perhaps it is the strongest program available
today ! Hiarcs and Fritz do deserve honorable mention as they are also quite
What I like best about Rebel's play is the superb positional play and
endgame skill that Rebel exhibits . Often, when I analyze or play with Rebel
the program very rapidly finds the best move in positional type positions !
I would surmise that Rebel would do the best against human players because
of its superb positional play ! One can also say the Rebel is one of the
best training partners due to its human like playing style and positional
and endgame knowledge !
The interesting thing is that Rebel has outstanding tactical strength too
and can solve tactical / combinational oriented positions with great
accuracy . Anotherwards , the extra positional and endgame knowledge do not
appear in any way to slow the program down tactically !
Rebel is superlative at solving mate in x problems - I have tested it in
many many examples and in many many combinational examples and I am very
impressed with Rebel's achievements !
I have not had much chance to test out the Anti-GM option in tactical test
positions but I plan to .
I really enjoyed the new different personality playing options as that
expands the scope and enjoyment and variety that the program offers .
I also really like the new explicit settings and information related to the
learning functionality. This is a key feature to me and I like to know to
what extent the program I am running is learning .
All in all , Rebel Century 3 is an outstanding program and my personal
favorite due to its exceptional positional understanding and human like
style and oustanding books and databases ( like EOC ) that are available !