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It's Our Move; Vote Now! Print E-mail
By Hal Bogner, Match Director   
October 6, 2008
After a weekend spent boosting the International Space Station into a slightly higher orbit to get ready to meet an arriving Soyuz mission on October 14, Greg has returned his attention to the chessboard, selecting a solid opening system first introduced in international play in London in the 1920s.

thumb_160328main_station_100608.jpgAnd now he's gone back to work, and awaits Earth's reply.

The Stevenson team has prepared four responses to Greg's London System: 3...Bc8-f5, 3...e7-e6, 3...Nb8-c6, and 3...c7-c5.  You can analyze the alternatives in our Java chess viewer, or click here to see diagrams showing each alternative.

Now it's time for you to help choose Earth's reply.  Please vote by 1:30 PM ET (10:30 AM PT) today (Tuesday)

Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 3.Bf4)

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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]