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What you get?
Tiger 13.0 Engine
Tiger 1.0 Engine
Tiger II Program
chess 4.00.3 Engine
Partner 5 Interface
2.0 Engine [Analysis]
Century 3.0 Program
And you get more!!
With Rebel Tiger II.
Tactical puzzles 300
database - win at chess
games 821 played by champions and challengers not K/O.
Create your own
With Century 3.
combination tutorial database
Opening tutorial 864
lines by ECO codes, opening names and position display.
Anand - Rebel match all
8 games with analysis in a database. [Rebel won]
BT2450 database 30
BT2630 database 30
The big one
800, 000 games game base played by masters
Create your own
We appreciate all those
who were directly involved in the games collection process. We understand that
it was not an easy task for so many years as it can be done today….at the
click of a mouse button!!
You also get CAT
[computer analysis tree] and EOC [encyclopaedia of chess]
We all know that
exclusive chess database programs do have better features but costs more than
any chess engine program.
And you get even
Built in internet
console server capability. We were testing this... expecting email confirmation
of Logon name and pass word from FICS [Free Internet Chess Server]. Before even
we blinked our eyes, Rebel Tiger logged on to the net
and played three games!! All finished within a minutes time!! Where we are going
Auto 232 capability to
play computer - computer or computer - dig board.
Winboard engine adaptor
your brain.. play
four computer opponents at the same time!
Various ways to play
blindfold chess or to learn to play blindfold chess! We at Chess Kit believe
that this option is a ‘must try’ to improve one’s own game!
Anti-human or Anti-GM
option is very nice and they stop you from using anti-computer strategies.
Well. Century 3
deserves a special mention about adjustable personality [choose among predefined
personalities like Anand, Kasparov, Fischer, Tal , or make up your own
personality from beginner to GM strength] style, knowledge, selective search,
search technique [normal, risky, overnight, deep, deeper, deepest], Attacking,
Attractiveness [ spectacular to boring], Pins, Mobility, Pawn structure, bishop
pair, pawn value, piece values, King safety and the list goes on and on! No
wonder everyone is calling Rebel as the most human like player! We must add to
this ‘ one life time is not enough to enjoy all the features!’
Analysis include /
exclude option helps to check out specific candidate moves. Computer Analysis
Tool (CAT), Logfile and automatic annotation are useful features for effective
training. Complete game analysis and analysing games from database are features
that any serious chess player needs. As these engines are among the strongest in
the World, a lot of time is saved in analysis. And the quality of analysis is
good as well. Different levels of playing strength to keep everyone from the
range of beginner to grandmaster happy.
About the Engines:
Classic Tiger 13.0
Tactical Monster, you
should enjoy computer-computer competitions, internet computer games and blunder
checking your own games.
Gambit Tiger 1.0
You will enjoy playing
with this genuine, different and attacking engine. It does not let you suffer
too long on the receiving end. Gambit implies initial sacrifice to get
advantage…see it for yourself!
Most human like, with
positional knowledge, adjustable parameters.
And we are more than
Everyone is aware of
the fact that the cost is for one chess program while we get two separate
programs. Nobody will object to pay a couple of dollars more to improve the
While we are all
enjoying the chess with Rebel, I am sure that the Rebel team is working on
continuous improvement, bringing all engines in windows and under the same GUI
with same Database format.
A separate exclusive
Windows based Database program so that you can splash a few of those good
features in engine software. For example ..we like to transfer the current best
line to game as a variation using key stroke. Then we may take the engine later
on through the variation to check the validity of analysis.
At the moment Chess Kit
is not concentrating on End game. We leave this for a future wish list!
Chess Kit Recommends!
If you already do not
have a recent commercial chess engine, there is no need to think twice while the
price is half! We are going to use these engines extensively in our training.
You will certainly feel at home. At the end of the day, besides feeling proud of
owning one of the best programs in the World, you must ask yourself ‘how
better the program helped me to improve my chess knowledge and ability today’.
What if you already
have a commercial chess program?
People who are
interested in pure chess: It is our
main policy to keep the ‘kit’ as minimum as possible and get as much as
possible out of it! We do not believe in stacking your book shelves with whole
heap of books and loading your computer with all the available software. As we
do not know the type of software you are already using, we may not be able to
Your individual cases
may be different. As we find these days, chess programs are used more frequently
for entertainment value rather than personal development. For example using
programs to play on the net [ICC, FICS] and using Auto 232 to play computer to
computer competitions. If you
belong to this category, I am sure you can not afford to miss out on the bargain
of the century!
When you get it...
You may order it over
the net from Rebel…download straight away and start playing……while the CD
is coming towards you by post!
There are two separate
Register your product
as this will make you eligible to access to online subscription area.
In January/February 2001, Century 3.0 may be made available for download from
online subscription area to be used as an analysis engine in Windows with Tiger.
It is easy to use Tiger
Century 3: DOS does not
matter. After installation of the program please do not forget to install
Rebgroup.exe and you can start from Windows ‘Start…Program..’ menu as any
other windows program. Pressing ‘Alt’ + Tab’ can get you back to Win. Also
before you move around explore rebelcen.hlp from CD.
CD refuelling is not
required but it is not possible to copy CD.
Once you start enjoying
the program please do not forget to visit our site everyday!