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Eat My Dust! Print E-mail
By Hal Bogner, Match Director   
October 26, 2008
horsehead_thumb.jpgEarth's voters have selected 9...Ne2+, discarding the pinned Knight with tempo.

This fourth - and most likely, final -  move by the Black Knight, has all the elegance of the Horsehead Nebula. And like the dusty feature of Orion's belt, the effect of this desperado maneuver is likely to last for many moves to come.

Stay tuned, as we await more developments!

Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 9...Ne2+)

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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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