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Jennifer Shahade
J Shahade 
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Number of games in database: 130
Years covered: 1995 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2322 (2292 rapid, 2294 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2332

Overall record: +26 -43 =25 (41.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 36 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (33) 
    B30 B40 B62 B53 B63
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (7) 
    B62 B63 B60
 French Defense (6) 
    C07 C03 C05 C06
 French Tarrasch (6) 
    C07 C03 C05 C06
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B14 B16 B13
 Sicilian Dragon (5) 
    B77 B35 B76
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B27 B22 B76 B90 B78
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D94 D85 D97 D70 D76
 Sicilian Dragon (9) 
    B76 B70 B78 B71 B72
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B90 B99 B93 B91
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E48 E20 E43 E46
 English, 1 c4 c5 (4) 
    A37 A33 A30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Shahade vs Wang Pin, 2002 1-0
   S Zigangirova vs J Shahade, 2002 0-1
   J Shahade vs L Times, 2001 1-0
   J Shahade vs N Mohota, 2008 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Championships 2003 (2003)
   Chessmaster US Championships 2005 (2004)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Shahade! by larrewl

   R Swinkels vs A Zatonskih, 2008

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(born Dec-31-1980, 36 years old) United States of America

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Jennifer Shahade was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was taught to play chess by her father, FIDE master Michael Shahade and her brother, International Master Gregory Shahade. She is a two-time U.S. Women's Champion and has represented America in three Olympiads: 2000, 2002, and 2004. She holds the title of WGM and has two norms for the IM title.

In 2005 Shahade published her first book, Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport. In 2007 Shahade co-founded a non-profit chess charity called 9 Queens, dedicated to extending the benefits of chess to those most in need of its benefits, especially girls and at-risk youth. (see

Shahade has demonstrated her poker skills by finishing 17th in a World Series of Poker women-only event.

Wikipedia article: Jennifer Shahade

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 130  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Shahade vs Ariel Mazzarelli  1-025 1995 US OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. J Shahade vs I Neels 0-136 1996 Ch World (cadets) (under 16) (g)C44 King's Pawn Game
3. L Gentil Jr vs J Shahade  1-030 1997 US Open - OrlandoA40 Queen's Pawn Game
4. J Shahade vs Ashley 0-142 1998 It (open), Hawaii (USA)B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
5. J Shahade vs H Akopyan  0-158 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)C03 French, Tarrasch
6. V Bhat vs J Shahade  0-140 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B24 Sicilian, Closed
7. D Zilberstein vs J Shahade  ½-½50 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)D97 Grunfeld, Russian
8. J Shahade vs D Schneider  ½-½43 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B01 Scandinavian
9. J Shahade vs Zaremba 0-180 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
10. E Perelshteyn vs J Shahade  ½-½44 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
11. J Shahade vs I Krush 1-070 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
12. M Martinez vs J Shahade  1-046 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)A04 Reti Opening
13. J Shahade vs G Braylovsky  0-132 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B30 Sicilian
14. C Baginskaite vs J Shahade ½-½35 2000 ch-USA WomenD85 Grunfeld
15. J Shahade vs A Hahn  ½-½28 2000 ch-USA WomenB33 Sicilian
16. E Epstein vs J Shahade  1-084 2000 ch-USA WomenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
17. E Groberman vs J Shahade  ½-½62 2000 ch-USA WomenB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
18. J Shahade vs S Burtman 1-045 2000 ch-USA WomenB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
19. O Sagalchik vs J Shahade  ½-½45 2000 ch-USA WomenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
20. J Shahade vs J Frenklakh  1-070 2000 ch-USA WomenB06 Robatsch
21. S H Airapetian vs J Shahade  0-140 2000 ch-USA WomenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. J Shahade vs Y Gorlin  ½-½39 2000 ch-USA WomenC06 French, Tarrasch
23. J Shahade vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-136 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOB40 Sicilian
24. K Arakhamia-Grant vs J Shahade  1-033 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
25. Y Shulman vs J Shahade  1-027 2000 Koltanowski MemorialD85 Grunfeld
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  HeMateMe: ", I just hope, you know, that <TP Star> writes another glowing caricature of me because that, you know, would be REALLY cool!

Has anyone been to my website to buy the "Free Lindsay Lohan" T-shirts and that hybrid of Madonna's <Sex> book and my "nude chess" photos, set in a lovely coffee table format? Madge told me she "...fantasized about being on a medieval battlefield and being ravaged during a pawn storm."

Hey, that's awesome! You can't argue with the material girl, when she is accepting material, right?

Once I get that infomercial up and running for <Fruit Chess>, I'll own my own plane, just like Suzanne Summers.

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  Caissanist: Actually 21 female GMs isn't all that much, since there are 1409 GMs total now.
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  perfidious: <Professeur Y: <BishopofBlunder: You know, I liked this page much better when all we ever talked about was how hot Jenny Shahade was...> I must agree, she is cute, feminism aside.>

Played a tournament or two with her and never even noticed her looks, nor would I if we had met in other circumstances. There are more important things than mere physical appearance.

<DP12: I think (that's) exactly the attitude which pisses Ms. Shahade off.>

That is at least highly probable-not that I would blame any woman who felt that way.

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  perfidious: <hayton3: <We need more of these Feminist and Ethnic Shakespeare classes> No we don't. The hallmark of great literature is its richness and diversity and the abundance of ideas and philosophies that can be milked from it. The danger of catering to 'political' interpretations of literature is to overlook the very abundance of ideas and that allow great literature to transcend the 'political' and address the mightier issues of mankind's plight. Unfortunately that very richness and abundance is what allows unbalanced types to skewer the interpretation to their own blinkered view of the world....>

<Literature should never be dumbed down or hijacked to justify the politically correct. That way leads to insidious intellectualism and the dark ages of politco-religious expediency which is what (prompted) great writers like Voltaire to write in the first place!>

Well done.

Jan-19-14  John Abraham: Celebrity lookalike!! ;&
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  Absentee: <John Abraham: Celebrity lookalike!! ;&>

Not really, unless you suffer from prosopagnosia and all you see are some blotches of red and blue.

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  cro777: Jennifer participated at the U.S. Game/10 minutes Championship in Las Vegas, 8 round Open Swiss tournament, scoring 4.5/8.

Oct-07-14  waustad: She's doing a 3 table poker and chess simul on the Isle of Man (German):
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  MissScarlett: <She's doing a 3 table poker and chess simul on the Isle of Man >


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  HeMateMe: I just hope the poker players aren't fat, naked guys. We've seen enough Naked Chess already.
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  TheFocus: <HeMateMe> I am sure you would play Naked chess with Jennifer.
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  HeMateMe: I might even spot her a Bishop.
Oct-07-14  waustad: There is more in the English language version, including video:
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  MissScarlett: <Philadelphia chess grandmaster Jennifer Shahade made history on Dec. 9, by winning the 10,000 Open-Face Chinese Poker World Championship High Roller organized by TonyBet Poker at King's Casino in Prague. Shahade walked away from the tournament room with the 100,000 top prize and the honors of bringing home the richest open-face Chinese (OFC) poker event in history.>

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  HeMateMe: Is this her? A lot of weird photos come up from the Spragett site.


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  MissScarlett: Looks more like Jennifer Lawrence.
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  TheFocus: <Chess can learn a lot from poker. First, chess media and sponsors should emphasize it's glamorous aspects: worldwide traveling, parties and escape from real world responsibilities> - Shahade, Jennifer.
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  Absentee: Stuff like that makes me cringe.
May-02-15  john barleycorn: Her mind was out of her when she said that. Another glamorous aspect.
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  TheFocus: <Playing chess is more athletic than artistic. Champions are more concerned with victory than beauty: it's war with occasionally graceful kicks> - Shahade, Jennifer.
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  HeMateMe: I guess the players want the prize money, so they can pay their bills. Shahad gave up competitive chess long ago; her opinion is irrelevant.

When's the last time beauty was mentioned in how you play your cards in poker? Poker seems to be a game of odds and also in quickly recognizing the playing styles of the other players at the table and applying numerical theory to those observations.

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  OhioChessFan: <When's the last time beauty was mentioned in how you play your cards in poker? >

The last time Jennifer Tilly was on TV.

Dec-31-15  Sularus: Happy birthday and happy new year, <Jennifer>!
Dec-31-15  Sularus: <HeMateMe: Is this her? ...>

Wow, strip chess!

Jan-01-16  Dr. Overlord: Her squeaky voice only makes me want
her more.
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