Shocking news Marc Lacrosse is dead


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Thibault de Vassal    (2009-11-17)
Shocking news..... Marc Lacrosse is dead

I just discovered the news when searching the web, as I had no answer from Marc by any way.....

Marc Lacrosse is dead in Profondeville on august 13, 2009. He was aged of 48. I have very few doubts, he is the Marc Lacrosse we played and enjoyed with... The dates & informations match.

My thoughts go to his family of course, that's appalling :(

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-11-17 18:44:19)
Marc Lacrosse vs. Eros Riccio

His match with Eros Riccio is canceled of course. We will remember him here by his fantastic & original games, with an outstanding rating of 2557... He lost only one beautiful game to Marius Zubac at FICGS in 2007 :

More games by Marc :

We'll miss him.

William Taylor    (2009-11-17 20:44:08)
Terrible news

I remember him beating Anand in a simul on the ICC (he was the only one who won). The game can be seen here (in a posted comment, which also confirms his death):

I didn't know him personally, but it's a great loss for the whole of FICGS.

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-11-17 20:59:43)
Anand vs. Lacrosse

Yes, the event was related on many well known websites :

Garvin Gray    (2009-11-18 02:02:15)


Wayne Lowrance    (2009-11-18 04:21:26)
Mark Lacrosse

Very saddened by this news, so young and a very fine gentleman. FICGS will miss him

Don Groves    (2009-11-18 04:54:24)

I had one game with Marc on his way up the rankings here. He was a gracious and admirable opponent. My condolences to his family and friends.

Tano-Urayoan Russi Roman    (2009-11-18 13:26:45)
Sad News

Condolences to family

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-11-19 00:49:15)

Obviously, Marc was also well known on the Talkchess forum... many nice words on him.

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-11-19 11:08:27)
Chess programming wikispace

Someone updated the chessprogramming wikispace for Marc & reminds us that he was also an opening book author for the chess engine Fruit (by Fabien Letouzey).

Henri Muller    (2009-11-21 18:38:03)
marc lacrosse

hello marc!! on s'est connu à l'occasion de nombreux échanges d'idées - sur les échecs et autres.
Nous avons aussi joué qqs parties ensemble. Mais que s'est-il donc passé ?? Je viens seulement d'apprendre la triste et pénible nouvelle. Repose en paix, Marc. Je pense que tes amis - tu en avais bcp ! - se souviendront de toi comme d'un joueur au fair-play exemplaire ; aux idées larges et à la compréhension totale et amicale de tes adversaires. Tu nous manqueras. Adieu l'ami.

Dmitry Domanov    (2009-11-22 15:06:57)
very sad news

I have played one game against Marc in far 2003 on the server. The game has been begun by Marc's favourite 1.Nc3! His nickname was Comcat there.

Rest in peace, Marc...

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-12-07 16:55:30)
Bernard Lacrosse

I would like to warmly welcome Bernard Lacrosse, brother of Marc and past President of the Belgian Chess Federation, who probably saw our bottle in the sea and the numerous messages in other chess forums...