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NASA's Man of Steel Print E-mail
By Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids   
November 9, 2008
thumb_219932main_chamitoff_int.jpgIs it a bird?  Is it a plane? NO! It's NASA's Man of Steel!

With nerves to match.  Astronaut Greg Chamitoff has found yet another move to stave off the loss of the Exchange.  Now it is up to the "wizards of the coast" to find an appropriate reply for YOUR consideration.
  
The youngsters from Stevenson Elementary School are expected have  to have their choices available late tonight (in west coast US time), so Earth's inhabitants can vote for our 13th move.
  
Check back tonight and see if the K-3 National Champions have found a piece of Kryptonite to use against the man from outer space!

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Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 13.c4)

If you want to be more ready when the voting choices appear, you can move the pieces freely to analyze in the Chess Viewer and try to find that piece of Kryptonite yourself!

By the way, this isn't the only game Greg has in progress.  He also has games with six Mission Control Centers around the world, and you can view those games in the Chess Viewer by clicking on "Game List."

Reminder: 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.
 
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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.
 
Use the Java chess viewer (below) to review and analyze this historic game and read game commentary.

Explore the game in our Chess Viewer

(Click here for help with Java or the chess viewer, or click here for a move list.)

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