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By Hal Bogner, Match Director   
May 2, 2009
heavy_lifting.jpgDr. Greg Chamitoff - having "lifted" a rook to the 3rd rank five moves ago - is now repositioning it to continue to try to make trouble for Earth's defenders.

The young champions of Stevenson Elementary School have prepared two choices, and either way, Earth's side will go ahead by two pawns.

But both choices will involve being caught in a pin.  You can now vote on the world's 24th move - please vote by Sunday night at midnight EDT (9 PM PDT).

And while you're pondering your choices, check out the latest article about the Stevenson team, in last Saturday's Seattle Times!

Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 24.Rb3)

You can check out the current position in our Java viewer and try out the alternatives and see where they may lead.

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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.

Explore the game in our Chess Viewer

(Click here for help with Java or the chess viewer, or click here for a move list.)

The Final Position:
(after Greg's 46.Kxa2)


Read NASA's announcement about this game.

If you don't know all the rules of chess, and would like to learn, click here.
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]