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"These Boots Are Made For Walkin'..." * Print E-mail
By Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids   
October 31, 2009
thumb_dr_martens_black_old.jpg NASA Astronaut Greg Chamitoff did indeed play 37.Na1 and our students from Stevenson Elementary School have decided that now is the time to move in for the finish.  They've offered only one response to consider: 37 ... Kg8.

And once again our hero has responded.   The White king donned his own  "walkin' boots," with 38.Kd2.

Now Earth will have to wait to see what our Washington wizards have in store for us.

Use our game viewer (link at right) to plot a plausible course of action.

*1966 by Lee Hazelwood, first performed by Nancy Sinatra

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:
(after Greg's 46.Kxa2)


Read NASA's announcement about this game.

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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]