July 18, 2005

FortKnox has made his very last move

Sjaak Coenraads (FortKnox) has died on July 8th.

If you ever met him here, you know that he has been one of the most pleasant players. We will miss him.

I had the pleasure to meet him in our HCL Swiss tournament. He found a novelty in Move 4 of the Grob opening - he defeated me easily.

Sixty4 - FortKnox

black Rook on a8 black Knight on b8 black Bishop moving from c8 black Queen on d8 black King on e8 black Bishop on f8 black Knight on g8 black Rook on h88
black Pawn on a7 black Pawn on b7 c7 black Bishop moving over d7 black Pawn on e7 black Pawn on f7 black Pawn on g7 black Pawn on h77
a6 b6 black Pawn on c6 d6 black Bishop on e6 f6 g6 h66
a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h55
a4 b4 black Pawn on c4 d4 e4 f4 white Pawn on g4 h44
white Knight on a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h33
white Pawn on a2 white Pawn on b2 c2 white Pawn on d2 white Pawn on e2 white Pawn on f2 white Bishop on g2 white Pawn on h22
white Rook on a1 b1 white Bishop on c1 white Queen on d1 white King on e1 f1 white Knight on g1 white Rook on h11
a b c d e f g h  

This is the novelty. I have not found any example for this move in several databases, nor did I find a satisfying continuation.

You can find the complete game here:
Game page of HCL-S002-96.

We will not forget you, Sjaak!

Posted by Thomas Stahl at 09:06 AM | Comments (22)

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