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September 28, 2008
Don't miss a moment of this historic match - add our RSS feed to keep up with the latest developments, as articles and moves are posted here, and as voting periods occur.

Astronaut Greg Chamitoff's moves will be reported at whatever time of day they arrive from NASA.  Then, the young champions from Stevenson Elementary School will work out their move recommendations in the evening, and then all Earthling's will be able to cast their votes overnight or the following morning.

Play is expected to continue seven days a week, so check in daily!  Sometimes, each side may be able to make a move on the same day, but often a cycle will take two days - and if things get too busy aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Greg may have to take an extra day now and then.
 
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Earth vs. Space Chess Match, 2008-09

Astronaut Dr. Greg Chamitoff has sent 46.Kxa2 and his resignation and congratulations to the Stevenson stars and Earth's voters.
 
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The Final Position:
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(after Greg's 46.Kxa2)

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Read NASA's announcement about this game.

If you don't know all the rules of chess, and would like to learn, click here.
 
Media Contacts:
NASA - Kelly Humphries
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
kelly.o.humphries
@nasa.gov


USCF - Glenn Petersen
732-252-8388
gpetersen@uschess.org

Stevenson Team -
Coach David Hendricks
WA State Scholastic Coordinator
425-868-3881
425-269-7949
DavidCHendricks
@comcast.net


Match Director -
Hal Bogner
650-284-5062
hmb@stratlabs.com