Friday, 22 August 2008

A long distance chess game

Courtesy of Robert Jacobs, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Public Affairs, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (see I do have friends in high places!) comes news of an ongoing match between NASA Astronaut Greg Chamitoff (currently orbiting in the International Space Station) and Mission control back here on earth.
The game has been in progress since Chamitoff reached the ISS in June and it looks like a win for the player in outer space, which may make Chamitoff the Chess Champion of everywhere else but the Earth.
A full report (including the game score) can be found here.

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