Earth vs. Space https://www.uschess.org Sat, 24 Feb 2024 20:29:04 +0000 FeedCreator 1.7.2 http://main.uschess.org/images/M_images/uscf_logo.gif The United States Chess Federation https://www.uschess.org The Party's Over ... * https://www.uschess.org/index.php/Earth-vs.-Space-Match-2008/The-Party-s-Over-...-*.html The historic Earth versus Space match ended after Dr. Greg Chamitoff sent in his last move, 46. Kxa2 and resigns.

I can almost hear our astronaut singing the first refrain of "The Party's Over."*

*Music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, 1956
 
Actually, the ending was much classier than that, as Dr. Chamitoff send the following letter to our Washington Wizards:
 
Dear Stevenson Elementary Chess Team,

What a game!  Huge congratulations on your victory!  I'm truly proud of you...

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Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids <hmb@stratlabs.com> Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:00:00 +0000
Domination! https://www.uschess.org/index.php/Earth-vs.-Space-Match-2008/Domination.html With the unanimous choice of the dominating 43...Bb3, Stevenson's stars initiated a forced sequence winning Greg's knight.  Several moves quickly followed.  Now, the dust is clearing...
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Hal Bogner, Match Director <hmb@stratlabs.com> Wed, 09 Dec 2009 01:00:00 +0000
The Trouble With Being Too Open-Minded ... https://www.uschess.org/index.php/Earth-vs.-Space-Match-2008/The-Trouble-With-Being-Too-Open-Minded.html .. is that your brains may fall out.
   
That doesn't seem to be a problem for the members of the Stevenson Elementary School Chess Club in Bellevue, Washington.   There is no need to over-think the position. ]]>
Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids <hmb@stratlabs.com> Tue, 24 Nov 2009 01:00:00 +0000
Coming Down The Home Stretch ... https://www.uschess.org/index.php/Earth-vs.-Space-Match-2008/Coming-Down-The-Home-Stretch.html Unlike the famous comedy routine, there are no horses "neck and neck," coming down the home stretch in this two-horse race.   Still, the kids from Stevenson Elementary are divided as to how to proceed.  Should they hug the rail or move to the outside?  The choice is now  up to Earthlings.

Cast your vote by 10 PM ET (7 PM PT) on Wednesday, November 18!
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Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids <hmb@stratlabs.com> Mon, 16 Nov 2009 01:00:00 +0000
News Brief ... News Brief ... https://www.uschess.org/index.php/Earth-vs.-Space-Match-2008/News-Brief-...-News-Brief.html Our wizards from Washington have chosen 39 ... Ke6 as the only path to follow and NASA's Greg Chamitoff has immediately responded with 40. Nc2.  It is once again time for the Stevenson Elementary School Chess Club to come up with choices for Earth to consider. ]]> Glenn Petersen, Editor, Chess Life for Kids <hmb@stratlabs.com> Thu, 12 Nov 2009 01:00:00 +0000