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Lost in Space? Print E-mail
By Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids   
November 2, 2008
lost_in_space.jpgAt least Will Robinson had "a Model B-9, Class M-3 General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Control Robot" to save the day when Dr. Zachary Smith performed his deeds of sabotage.
After several days of consideration, Greg offers a trade of Queens, which if accepted, would let his Rook on f1 evade capture.

Can the young champions from Stevenson find a way to follow through on the skewer and win the Exchange?

Can  White's rook, now entombed on f1, be saved from the bishop on a6?  The kids will have their choices by Monday night and then it will be up to YOU to decide.

Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 11.Qe1)

Check back Monday night, when their choices will be ready, and vote for Earth's next move.

In the mean time, you can explore the game in our Chess Viewer - try out  your own ideas on the chessboard, then reload the game from the Game list.  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.

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]