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Greg to Earth: I'm Not Gonna Make It Easy For You Print E-mail
By Hal Bogner, Match Director   
October 1, 2008
RRrrrrrriiiiipppPPP!!! Hear and watch Greg's second move as he tears loose his knight from g1, and then get to work figuring out your choice from the four moves suggested by the Stevenson team, and VOTE:

"It's your move.  Good luck.  I'm not gonna make it easy for you. And thanks for playing!"

Voting will be open until 2 PM EST/11 AM PST on Thursday.

Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 2.Nf3)

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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
[email protected]