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By Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids   
November 3, 2008
thumb_282380main_image_1193_428-321.jpg"Get out of Dodge by sunset. This town ain't big enough fer both of us."
That seems to be the message from Astronaut Greg Chamitoff when he played 11.Qe1.  The talented youngsters from Bellevue's Stevenson Elementary School, seem to have taken that advice to heart.

Keeping their collective eye on Greg's land-locked rook, the young champions from Stevenson reject exchanging queens, and offer only two choices of where to place her majesty: 11...Qa5-b6, and 11...Qa5-d8.  Saddle up!  It's time to make your move!

Unfortunately, you won't have until sunset to make up your minds - voting ends at 1:30 PM EST (10:30 AM PST, 6:30 PM GMT) on Tuesday.

Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 11.Qe1)

You can explore the game in our Chess Viewer and try to figure out which is the better choice.  Use the arrow keys or click on the controls below the  chessboard to play through the game.

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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.

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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
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Stevenson Team -
Coach David Hendricks
WA State Scholastic Coordinator

Match Director -
Hal Bogner
[email protected]