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Coming Down The Home Stretch ... Print E-mail
By Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids   
November 16, 2009
Unlike the famous comedy routine, there are no horses "neck and neck," coming down the home stretch in this two-horse race.   Still, the kids from Stevenson Elementary are divided as to how to proceed.  Should they hug the rail or move to the outside?  The choice is now  up to Earthlings.
After 40 ... a2, our astronaut Greg Chamitoff took time off from his training (he's getting ready to head back into outer space) to send his 41st move: 41. Kb2.
And our 2009 Elementary School Champions and fellow club members have come up with two choices to consider:  41 ... d3 and 41 ... Bf1.
So get ready to cast your vote.  You can see the moves you are considering by using the link at the right, or by using our Java game viewer.
Cast your vote by 10 PM ET (7 PM PT) on Wednesday, November 18.

Use the links in the menu to the right to view the complete move list or to play over the game in our Java game viewer.

Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 41.Kb1)


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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.

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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]