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J Shahade 
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Jennifer Shahade
Number of games in database: 129
Years covered: 1996 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2322 (2292 rapid, 2294 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2332
Overall record: +25 -43 =25 (40.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      36 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (32) 
    B30 B40 B63 B62 B53
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (7) 
    B63 B62 B60
 French Tarrasch (6) 
    C03 C07 C06 C05
 French Defense (6) 
    C03 C07 C06 C05
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C67 C65 C84 C60 C80
 Sicilian Dragon (5) 
    B35 B77 B76
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B27 B22 B90 B76 B78
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D94 D85 D97 D70 D76
 Sicilian Dragon (9) 
    B76 B78 B70 B72 B71
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B90 B91 B99 B93
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A45 A40 A46
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E43 E48 E46 E20
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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
   I Zenyuk vs J Shahade, 2004 0-1

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

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

   R Swinkels vs A Zatonskih, 2008

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(born Dec-31-1980, 34 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 129  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Shahade vs I Neels 0-136 1996 Ch World (cadets) (under 16) (g)C44 King's Pawn Game
2. L Gentil Jr vs J Shahade  1-030 1997 US Open - OrlandoA40 Queen's Pawn Game
3. J Shahade vs Ashley 0-142 1998 It (open), Hawaii (USA)B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
4. J Shahade vs D Schneider  ½-½43 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B01 Scandinavian
5. D Zilberstein vs J Shahade  ½-½50 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)D97 Grunfeld, Russian
6. E Perelshteyn vs J Shahade  ½-½44 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
7. J Shahade vs Zaremba 0-180 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
8. J Shahade vs I Krush 1-070 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
9. J Shahade vs G Braylovsky  0-132 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B30 Sicilian
10. M Martinez vs J Shahade  1-046 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)A04 Reti Opening
11. V Bhat vs J Shahade  0-140 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B24 Sicilian, Closed
12. J Shahade vs H Akopyan  0-158 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)C03 French, Tarrasch
13. E Groberman vs J Shahade  ½-½62 2000 ch-USA WomenB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
14. S H Airapetian vs J Shahade  0-140 2000 ch-USA WomenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. E Epstein vs J Shahade  1-084 2000 ch-USA WomenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
16. J Shahade vs J Frenklakh  1-070 2000 ch-USA WomenB06 Robatsch
17. J Shahade vs A Hahn  ½-½28 2000 ch-USA WomenB33 Sicilian
18. Y Shulman vs J Shahade  1-027 2000 Koltanowski MemorialD85 Grunfeld
19. K Arakhamia-Grant vs J Shahade  1-033 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
20. O Sagalchik vs J Shahade  ½-½45 2000 ch-USA WomenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
21. J Shahade vs V Mezentsev  0-171 2000 Koltanowski memB32 Sicilian
22. C Baginskaite vs J Shahade ½-½35 2000 ch-USA WomenD85 Grunfeld
23. J Shahade vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-136 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOB40 Sicilian
24. J Shahade vs S Burtman 1-045 2000 ch-USA WomenB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
25. J Shahade vs Y Gorlin  ½-½39 2000 ch-USA WomenC06 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 129  PGN Download
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Mar-08-13  HeMateMe: 21 women have the full GM title. That's exciting. I thought it was just a handful of people.
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  Check It Out: That depends on how many women you can hold in your hands.
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  Shams: <Check It Out> Are you writing for <technical draw> these days?

<HeMateMe> <Generally, people in the 2500s are not yet GMs.>

I ran a search on FIDE's website. It returned 689 players rated 2500 - 2599. On a quick scan I counted 83 who didn't have the GM title.

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  Check It Out: <Shams> Who's this <technical draw> you speak of? If he works for the FBI I'm definitely not him.
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  Benzol: <Check It Out> <Shams> could tell you who <technical draw> is but it would cost him $20.


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  Check It Out: <technical draw> said to say the price has gone up to $25 due to inflation.
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  technical draw: <If he works for the FBI I'm definitely not him.> I worked for the other team.
Mar-17-13  jsy: <HeMateMe> Just 5 or 6 years ago there were only about 11 women with the full GM title (including 4 who were "gifted" the title - Kosteniuk is 1 of the 4). Now there are over 20 - rating inflation happens for women also.

BTW - I believe the "gifting" of Kosteniuk's GM title unjustifiably cheapened her title. There is no question in the years that followed that she would have gotten her GM title through norms anyway - so who needs the "gift" and the controversy that comes with it.

Mar-17-13  HeMateMe: <jsy> Just curious, can that be verified? Has AK beaten two GMs in a tournament where there were more than two GMs in the tournament? I don't think she has done too well in men's classical time control events, but she may have beaten several women with the full GM title. I don't follow it that closely.
Mar-19-13  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.

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  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 >


Oct-07-14  HeMateMe: I just hope the poker players aren't fat, naked guys. We've seen enough Naked Chess already.
Oct-07-14  TheFocus: <HeMateMe> I am sure you would play Naked chess with Jennifer.
Oct-07-14  HeMateMe: I might even spot her a Bishop.
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  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.>

Dec-11-14  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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