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Stay the Course or Weigh Anchor! Print E-mail
By Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids   
October 6, 2009
Those are the choices given to Earthlings by the Stevenson Elementary School chess club members, in response to Astronaut Greg Chamitoff's 34.Kf2.

Earth can choose to "stay the course" with 34 ... a4, marching towards the a1 promotion square, or Earth can "weigh anchor" with 34 ... Kg8, bringing the king into play from its lonely berth on h8.

Whatever your wont may be in these types of positions, make sure your voice is heard by registering your vote by Midnight EDT on Friday, October 9 (9 PM PDT Friday/6 AM CEST Saturday).

Use the links in the menu to the right to view the complete move list or to play over the game in our Java game viewer.

Weigh anchor or stay the course ... it's up to you!

Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 34.Kf2)


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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]