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Space to Earth: 1.d4 Print E-mail
By Hal Bogner, Match Director   
September 28, 2008
We have liftoff - Astronaut Greg Chamitoff has opened with 1.d4, and now Earth's young advisors are preparing their recommendations for our defense.

Late tonight, the chess team members from defending National K-3 Champion Stevenson Elementary School in Bellevue, Washington, will submit up to four possible response, and then it will be up to YOU and your fellow Earthlings to VOTE! Voting will begin very late tonight (Pacific time), and will continue until 1:30 PM EST/10:30 AM PST on Monday.

Please check back here between now and then, and cast your vote.

Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 1.d4)

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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)


Read NASA's announcement about this game.

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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]