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Re: Cock de Gorter passed away

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:12 pm
by chrisw
“She was asked what she had learned from the Holocaust, and she said that 10 percent of any population is cruel, no matter what, and that 10 percent is merciful, no matter what, and that the remaining 80 percent could be moved in either direction.”
—Kurt Vonnegut

Merciful probably isn’t the correct word, but Cock de Gorter always struck me as being naturally on the right side of this one. He was considered, thoughtful, scratched below the surface of things and stood up for what was right when he could have more easily gone with the mob. Respect.

Re: Cock de Gorter passed away

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:11 am
by lkaufman
I was very sorry to hear this. In 2010 I was hospitalized in the Netherlands during a computer chess event, and he came to visit me there in the hospital, which I much appreciated. He will be missed by many.

Re: Cock de Gorter passed away

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:04 pm
by sandro Necchi
Very sad news. He was a truly nice person and a great friend.
Sandro

Re: Cock de Gorter passed away

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:36 pm
by Andre van Ark
My condolences to his wife and family as well.

RIP Cock de Gorter and thank you for organizing the Aegon tournaments!!

Here is a link to one of the AEGON tournament held in 1995: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCtIF3Clpkk

Re: Cock de Gorter passed away

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:01 pm
by F. Bluemers
This is sad news
My condoleances to the family.
Fonzy

Re: Cock de Gorter passed away

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:36 pm
by MikeB
jkrabbenbos wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:41 pm
On June 16 2019 Cock de Gorter, former chairman of the CSVN, has passed away at 70. According to the little information I received, he was already ill for some time. He is well-known for the organisation of the Aegon tournaments in the nineties, computer chess opening books and reviews of computers and programs. On the CSVN website you can find a copy of the announcement in the newspapers (https://www.csvn.nl/index.php/verenigin ... -overleden)

May he rest in peace.

Jan Krabbenbos
My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Re: Cock de Gorter passed away

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:22 pm
by Leo
lkaufman wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:11 am
I was very sorry to hear this. In 2010 I was hospitalized in the Netherlands during a computer chess event, and he came to visit me there in the hospital, which I much appreciated. He will be missed by many.
Wow. What a nice guy.

Re: Cock de Gorter passed away

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:18 pm
by menniepals
RIP

Re: Cock de Gorter passed away

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:02 am
by jkrabbenbos
This week an in memoriam was published in the Haagse Courant, the local newspaper for The Hague: https://www.ad.nl/dossier-van-wieg-tot- ... ~a54019ea/ (in Dutch). It includes a nice photo from Cock at one of the Aegon tournaments.

Re: Cock de Gorter passed away

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:47 am
by Rebel
Mooi artikel Jan.