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|And The Wheels On The Bus Go 'Round And 'Round...
|By Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids
|October 21, 2008
As the space station travels around the Earth at a speed of 18,000 miles an hour, and the Earth orbits the sun once every 365 days, Astronaut Greg Chamitoff must now set his own cognitive wheels in motion in response to 8...Nxc3. The capture threatens to leave a crater in his position. He now faces some tough decisions.
But we think he is up to the challenge. His 8th move was a good choice, according to USCF Correspondence Director Alex Dunne:
"8.0-0: The only reasonable play as the Knight could not be guarded by 8. Qd3 as 8...Bf5 would set up the unanswerable threat of ....Ng3!"
Greg may respond with his 9th move any time now, so check in regularly for the latest move!
Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 8...Nxc3)
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