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"Oh, Lonesome Me!" Print E-mail
By Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids   
March 4, 2009
thumb_earth_oblique.jpgOh, Lonesome Me, was written and recorded by Don Gibson with Chet Atkins back in 1958 for RCA-Victor (you can google for the lyrics or check out YouTube to listen to a recording).
The song made the Top Ten back then, but it may be ready to make a comeback in 2009 - at least in the opinion of most Earthlings!  Once again, the Wizards of Washington have shut out Earth and have chosen just one response:  19. ... 0-0.
I'm beginning to feel mighty lonesome ...
Maybe Astronaut Greg Chamitoff's 20th move will spark enough debate to allow Earthlings to once again, enter the fray.

Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 19...0-0)

Meanwhile, you can check out the current position in our Java viewer or you can see the entire game score by clicking on the link in the right column.
Anyone planning to attend the Supernationals, April 3-5 in Tennessee will have an opportunity to meet Greg Chamitoff, as he exercises his land-legs at the Gaylord Opryland Resort (along with Garry Kasparov!).
You can view the game, move by move, in our Java viewer, or you can check the current position link for the complete game score.

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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:
(after Greg's 46.Kxa2)


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

USCF - Glenn Petersen
[email protected]

Stevenson Team -
Coach David Hendricks
WA State Scholastic Coordinator

Match Director -
Hal Bogner
[email protected]