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The Road Not Taken* Print E-mail
By Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids   
November 5, 2009
caney-fork-trail-tennessee.jpgAfter Dr. Greg Chamitoff's 38.Kd2, the students from Stevenson Elementary School in Bellevue, Washington, have chosen three roads for Earthlings to consider: 38 ... a2, 38 ... d3, and 38 ... Kf7.

Will Earth rue the roads not taken?  Will Earth choose the road less traveled?  Should Black continue to bring the king into play, or press forward with one of the passed pawns?

Earthlings have until midnight ET on Saturday, November 7 (9 PM PT Saturday/6 AM CET Monday) to make up their minds and cast their votes.

You can use our game viewer (link at the right) to follow the game and analyze the position.  When you've made up your mind, VOTE!

*poem by Robert Frost

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Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 38.Kd2)

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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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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