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Taking No Chances Print E-mail
By Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids   
February 6, 2009
Half the chess club from Stevenson Elementary School wanted to play 15 ... e6.  The other half wanted to play 15 ... f6.  Earth chose 15 ... e6.  And Astronaut Greg Chamitoff chose 16. a3 in response.
This time, the kids took no chances and only made ONE recommendation in response:  16 ... f6!  These kids are persistent, if nothing else!  Thus, there will be no voting on Earth's 16th move as the kids have spoken!
The ball is once again in Greg's court, and we eagerly await his response.

Greg Chamitoff vs. Earth (after 16...f6)

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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:
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Media Contacts:
NASA - Kelly Humphries
Johnson Space Center, Houston

USCF - Glenn Petersen
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Stevenson Team -
Coach David Hendricks
WA State Scholastic Coordinator

Match Director -
Hal Bogner
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