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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions Print E-mail
By Hal Bogner, Match Director   
October 20, 2008
thumb_175636main_Blue_Marble.jpgWith Greg's King safely tucked away and the pin broken, Earthlings now must decide whether to take on c3, to develop another piece, or to take immediate steps to castle.
It is now Earth's turn to play - please vote by 1:30 PM EDT (10:30 AM PDT) on Tuesday.

Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 8. 0-0)

Available choices are 8...Ne4xc3, 8...Bc8-f5, 8...Bc8-g4, and 8...e7-e6.

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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]