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By Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids   
November 4, 2008
thumb_earth_oblique.jpgEarthlings have chosen 11. ... Qb6, still eying the land-locked rook on f1.
Is the rook doomed?  Can Astronaut Greg Chamitoff find a saving grace?  Is there a tactic which will save the Exchange? Have Earthlings missed a golden opportunity?  Will the ponderous pachyderm (rook on f1) be saved from immediate peril?
Tune in daily to the ongoing saga of As the World Turns, brought to you by NASA and the US Chess Federation, and find out what Greg has planned for his earth-bound opponents.

Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 11...Qb6)

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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)


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Media Contacts:
NASA - Kelly Humphries
Johnson Space Center, Houston

USCF - Glenn Petersen
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Stevenson Team -
Coach David Hendricks
WA State Scholastic Coordinator

Match Director -
Hal Bogner
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