Some time ago I wrote that DJDJDDJKDK was the new COVFEFE with good reason – someone actually managed to invent a new word with ten consonants in a row for his Ph. D. titled “An Analytical Framework for Soft and Hard Data Fusion: A Dempster-Shafer Belief Theoretic Approach”. A ground-breaking discovery if ever there was one. Unfortunately, I have no idea what the author intended so I had to invent my own definition. Luckily for me, I noticed that D/J/K are initials for Diamond/Jack/King. I also remembered there are exactly 10 columns in the Royal Game and the rest, if you pardon the cliché, is history.

And that’s where the story ended – or rather that was where it was supposed to end.

Then along came the World Chess Championship between Ding Liren and Ian Nepomniachtchi. Round 11 ended in a quick draw in the Ruy Lopez. Chess celebrity Levy Rozman (a.k.a. GothamChess) did a recap of that game. Click this link and Quad Erat Demonstrandum. ASDFASDFASDLFKHASDF is officially the new DJDJDDJKDK. Personally, I would have chosen TAKESTAKESTAKESTAKESTAKESTAKESTAKESTAKESTAKESTAKESTAKESTAKESTAKESTAKESTAKES because the game contained no less than 15 consecutive captures but for some reason Levy chose ASDFASDFASDLFKHASDF.

So now my next task is to somehow figure out what ASDFASDFASDLFKHASDF means in the Royal Game. I know all these letters are on the middle row of a standard keyboard but unfortunately the middle row contains only 9 letters not 10, so I can’t define a natural 1-1 correspondence between letters and columns. Of course reader suggestions are more than welcome!

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