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On Chess: A Journey Through Chess And Space

Nov 7, 2019
Greg Chamitoff plays chess in the Harmony Node of the International Space Station on July 19, 2008.
St. Louis Chess Club

Of all imaginable things that could have happened during my time in space, I had no idea that a chess match would be the most historic.

Officially, in the battle of the first-ever public Earth vs. space chess match, the winner was Earth, but this is not the whole story. In fact, this was not the first game. Even more, the winner may or may not be Earth. How could this be? Well, the unofficial story is a little more intriguing and a lot more amusing.