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Down For The Count Print E-mail
By Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids   
October 16, 2009
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Or perhaps more accurately, it's come down TO the count - the counting of squares.  The National champions from Bellevue, Washington, have given Earthlings much to think about for their 35th move.  NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff can do naught, but wait.
    
35 ... a3 will put the question to the white knight; 35 ... g6 prepares a pawn advance on the kingside; and 35 ... Kg8 starts a long king march. 

Register your vote by 9 PM EDT on Sunday, October 18 (6 PM PDT Sunday/3 AM CEST Monday).
   
But don't forget to count first!

Use the links in the menu to the right to view the complete move list or to play over the game in our Java game viewer.

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Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 35.Ke1)

   

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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.

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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