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Rebel
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Our first leaflet

Post by Rebel » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:19 am

My wife found our first leaflet somewhat deeply hidden in her handbag.

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It's from around 1996/97, we printed (IIRC) 25,000 copies, poisened Holland with it and shipped the rest to the dealer network worldwide.

And many of you were crazy enough to pay the unbelievable price of HFL 199 | DM 199 | USD 149.

Kind of legal extortion, those were the days :wink:

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Re: Our first leaflet

Post by Graham Banks » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:21 am

Nice! :)
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Re: Our first leaflet

Post by Modern Times » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:28 am

Excellent !

"DOS program for maximum playing strength" :)

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Re: Our first leaflet

Post by cdani » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:55 am

Nice!

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Re: Our first leaflet

Post by Matthias Gemuh » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:35 am

Nice!
My engine was quite strong till I added knowledge to it.
http://www.chess.hylogic.de

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Re: Our first leaflet

Post by fern » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:41 pm

Robbery?
NO.
I always felt very happy and thankful that for some coins I was capable of getting such marvelous program.
I Liked very much the GUI, all the functions and the kind of play of rebel.
Only part I hated was the install issue, you know what I mean......

Fern

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Re: Our first leaflet

Post by Henk » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:57 pm

Do you still like to play chess ? And what about playing against chess engines. Probably you might have seen more than enough of computer chess.

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Re: Our first leaflet

Post by Rebel » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:11 pm

Henk wrote:Do you still like to play chess ? And what about playing against chess engines. Probably you might have seen more than enough of computer chess.
Sure, but I like to follow the developments from the background.

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Re: Our first leaflet

Post by Rebel » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:19 pm

fern wrote:Robbery?
NO.
Well, if you know the background of the $149. It was Ossi Weiner who set that idiotic price with Genius 1. He was the first and didn't know what to ask. So he tried the $149 and apparently enough were willing to pay for it. The rest (Fritz, Mchess, Hiarcs, me) followed, they didn't know any better. Until Chessbase spolied all the fun and lowered the price with 50%. Call it justice.
I always felt very happy and thankful that for some coins I was capable of getting such marvelous program.
I Liked very much the GUI, all the functions and the kind of play of rebel.
Only part I hated was the install issue, you know what I mean......
Yep, Windows 3.1 and Win 95 were a royal pain.

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Re: Our first leaflet

Post by fern » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:39 pm

You are not a man to stay in the background.
Proof of this is your Prodeo thing, which is a way to stay inside, though a little bit in the margin.
You still MUST create the new paradigm of chess programs, still not tried: the real Chess friend capable of so many things, besides playing strong, that I am explaining to some programmer since at least 1 years without being listened.......

Casandra regards
Fern

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