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ICC News Item #1223

NEWS 1223 (30-Jun-99)Next Previous
MAN versus MACHINE! GM Sorin vs. Rebel July 3, 10 AM EDT.


Grandmaster Ariel Sorin will play the computer program Rebel
10.5 on the Internet Chess Club at 10am ICC time (2pm GMT) on 
Saturday July 3.  All ICC members and guests are welcome to 
watch the game.  GM Michael Rohde will provide commentary for 
ICC members.

This is the second match in the "Monthly GM Challenge" sponsored
by Rebel.  The game will be at tournament time controls (120 5
with 60 minutes added after move 40).  The GM will receive
$500 from Rebel if he wins, $250 if he draws, and nothing if he
loses.

More information about Rebel and the Monthly GM Challenge can be
found at http://www.rebel.nl/gm02.htm.  Rebel is programmed by Ed 
Schroder, and will be playing on an AMD K6-III 600MHz 128 mb RAM.
On this machine Rebel runs exactly 2 times faster than on a
Pentium-II 450 Mhz.  GM Sorin is from Argentina and is rated 2501
by FIDE.
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