USCF Home Earth vs. Space Chess Match 2008 Get out of Dodge ...
|Get out of Dodge ...|
|By Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids|
|November 3, 2008|
"Get out of Dodge by sunset. This town ain't big enough fer both of us."
That seems to be the message from Astronaut Greg Chamitoff when he played 11.Qe1. The talented youngsters from Bellevue's Stevenson Elementary School, seem to have taken that advice to heart.
Keeping their collective eye on Greg's land-locked rook, the young champions from Stevenson reject exchanging queens, and offer only two choices of where to place her majesty: 11...Qa5-b6, and 11...Qa5-d8. Saddle up! It's time to make your move!
Unfortunately, you won't have until sunset to make up your minds - voting ends at 1:30 PM EST (10:30 AM PST, 6:30 PM GMT) on Tuesday.
Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 11.Qe1)
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