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Et Cetera, Et Cetera, Et Cetera! Print E-mail
By Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids   
March 16, 2009
thumb_318660main_image_1305_346-260.jpgUttered by King Mongkut in The King and I, it usually meant the end of all arguments:  The King has spoken!
And once again, our gallant warriors from Washington have spoken.  In response to Astronaut Greg Chamitoff's forcing move 20. b3, the Bellevue, Washington, students chose only 20 ... Ba6 in response.  "Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera!"
Greg is currently touring the country making appearances on behalf of NASA, but is in contact with Match Director Hal Bogner.  Greg will be at the Supernationals in Tennessee, which will be held April 4-6 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, and will visit the Stevenson Elementary School Chess Club in May.

Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 20.b3 Ba6)

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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
[email protected]

Stevenson Team -
Coach David Hendricks
WA State Scholastic Coordinator

Match Director -
Hal Bogner
[email protected]