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|Into the Valley of Death Rode the Six Hundred...|
|By Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids|
|November 6, 2008|
Or in this case, one lone pawn leads the charge, in an attempt to forestall (or evade) losing the Exchange on f1. Astronaut Greg Chamitoff chose 12. dxc5 and now our own Brigadiers from Stevenson have chosen four possible responses for YOU to consider: 12...Qb6-b7, 12...Qb6xc5, 12...Qb6-d8, and 12...Qb6xb2.
Today's image, which likewise depicts a slowly unfolding space battle, was taken this week by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera #2 - it shows a pair of gravitationally interacting galaxies called Arp 147.
Dueling gravitational forces and dueling chess forces - what picture will soon describe the aftermath of Earth's upcoming choice?
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Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 12.dxc5)
USCF Correspondence Chess Director Alex Dunne has been providing commentary on recent moves, which you can see when you replay the game in our Chess Viewer.
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