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Forrest M. Mounts (1959-2003)
submitted by Clint Dickens

Forrest M. Mounts died in Ohio State University�s Medical Hospital on March 1, 2003, at the age of 43 due to complications from advanced liver disease.

Affectionately known to his friends as �Monte,� he was an avid chess player for over 30 years. He was a USCF member who participated in over-the-board tournaments and achieved an expert rating in correspondence chess.

Monte often remarked that, �Deep within my chest beats the heart of Alexander Alekhine,� and his profound admiration for Alekhine�s ingenuity and aggressive style showed through with crystal clarity in his own games. His drive to discover promising sacrifices and his devotion to strong, principled play lent a solidity and elegance to his style that quickly erupted into fiery attacks which his Russian role model was so famous for.

A true friend; an inspiration and guide to fellow chess players � Monte died far too young, and he will be sorely missed!