Home Page Earth vs. Space Chess Match 2008 Earth's Latest Move
|Earth's Latest Move
|By Hal Bogner, Match Director
|November 15, 2008
NASA has just launched Space Shuttle Endeavor towards ISS, but that wasn't Earth's latest move.
By a very narrow margin - the voting public has chosen to step out of the pin:
Now - having finally saved his once-trapped rook, Astronaut Greg Chamitoff finds himself ahead in development, but a pawn behind. As he prepares to greet the seven new visitors from our planet, it's time for him to form a plan for the next phase of our game, also.
Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 14...Qb6)
While we await further developments, you may enjoy checking out the following:
Part-time Florida resident Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk - recently crowned Women's World Champion while playing for her native Russia - has provided uschess.org with a nice story about the historic significance of this Earth vs. Space match .
USCF Correspondence Chess Director Alex Dunne has been providing commentary on recent moves, which you can see when you replay the game in our Chess Viewer.
By the way, this isn't the only game Greg has in progress. He also has games with six Mission Control Centers around the world, and you can view those games in the Chess Viewer by clicking on "Game List."
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