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Father of Unix Ken Thompson checkmated: Old eight-char password is finally cracked

Charles 9 Silver badge

The aforementioned link points to the kind of notation I'm more familiar with (from the days when the Chessmaster was en vogue). This password appears to use a different kind of notation, as files are normally a simple a-h instead of using piece notation (which can get confusing due to there being more than one bishop, knight, and rook file), slashes aren't used (except in some variants to indicate a promotion), the pawn is normally indicated by a lack of a piece tag, and the ! is normally reserved for noteworthy moves.

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