In the spirit of last year we agreed to play another match, this time to an even stronger GM above 2700 ELO, namely Dutch GM Loek van Wely, who won the Dutch Chess Championship six consecutive times from 2000 through 2005 and was rated among the world's top ten in 2001.
Same place, Maastricht, the Netherlands, same month January, same international arbiter: Geurt Gijssen once arbiter during one of the famous Karpov - Kasparov matches, same time control, tournament level, 40/2:00, only difference just 4 games.
But what a games..., all 4 were fascinating and exciting king attacks and the score was equality divided, a 2-2 result, Rebel remained unbeaten in human-comp matches. Games, analysis, details, pictures at the special page of the event.
After the match Rebel author Ed Schröder more or less decided this to be the end of his career in computer chess and go into early retirement but not after his promise to produce a Windows version of REBEL. And so it went this way, Rebel Centuty 4.0 was the last cdrom we produced. After 20+ years being surrounded by chess pieces it was time to reinvent life.