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We Want It All! Print E-mail
By Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids   
June 23, 2009
thumb_175636main_Blue_Marble.jpgEarth has spoken!  We want it all!  Rather than engage in complications, Earthlings have chosen 27...Rb8 in response to Astronaut Greg Chamitoff's 27. a4.  "We're two pawns up ... let's keep it that way!"
  
Now it is up to the vacationing spaceman, last sighted in Australia, to justify his two pawn deficit.  So far, he has been resourceful, giving the Stevenson Elementary School champions every chance to go wrong.
  
Our champs, however, have given fellow Earthlings decent choices, and Earthlings have not disappointed our kids.  As we head into summer, the Stevenson Chess Club members will stay in touch with each other online - at the ready - to guide Earthlings to victory!

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Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 27...Rb8)

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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.

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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