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|Sep-30-03|| ||Tecumseh: Q:- Describe the enjoyment you get from playing chess?|
Jenny Shahade:- For me I think a lot of the game's enjoyment comes from being able to forget about the world and its more confusing aspects. In chess there isn't the trivial,confusing and speculative nature of thought there is in real life.
While playing chess my conciousness seems somehow clearer, more focused and constructive - my thinking becomes purer.
Although sometimes,when I don't get into the zone, my thoughts are even more cluttered.
|Nov-20-03|| ||shr0pshire: Jennifer has commented that women should have seperate tournaments. Although I think that this seperatist mentality will only do her harm. She is a wonderful chess player, the strongest American born female ever! |
|Nov-20-03|| ||PinkPanther: Enough of that, Jennifer Shahade is hot! Can you just those blue eyes peering at you from across the chessboard? I can feel my rating dropping already. |
|Nov-21-03|| ||Tecumseh: Oooh! I don't think she'd like that comment <PinkPanther>.
Firstly in an interview she has said she thinks that people play better against people they find attractive. If she whipped you like a dog you could forget any thoughts of romance.|
Secondly she is a fan of Andrea Dworkin's writing.
The following link is to an interview with Dworkin carried out by British fantasy author Michael Moorcock, there are links to Dworkin's work embedded in the text. It should give you a handle on her.
|Nov-21-03|| ||Spitecheck: All depends where the whipping took place ...no? Kidding aside if she's easy on the eyes why is there no picture? We get a picture of Karpov but not Shahade? |
|Nov-21-03|| ||Fulkrum: Where is her last game against Elvest? She just crushed him at last weeks NY Masters. I will upload it next week. |
|Nov-21-03|| ||PinkPanther: <If she whipped you like a dog you could forget any thoughts of romance.>|
She could whip me all she wants.
|Nov-21-03|| ||Tecumseh: Perhaps I could have phrased that last post a little better. I didn't mean to excite the BDSM curious or condone cruelty to animals :-) |
|Nov-21-03|| ||Tecumseh: Anyway, I was impressed with the insight and eloquence of IM Shahade's quote on why she enjoyed chess, which is why I posted it. |
Combine it with the old Conan quote about the finest thing in life being "to see your enemies crushed and to watch them flee before you" and you summarise why I love the game.
|Nov-21-03|| ||ughaibu: Tecumseh: What if bereaved relatives of Botvinnik or Petrosian visit this site and read about what cheats and manipulaters they were? There are far worse things that a person can have thought about them than that they're physically attractive. Do you want to discuss things or should we get the insipid filtrate of PC? |
|Nov-21-03|| ||shadowmaster: There's nothing wrong with admiring an attractive woman. I suspect that few of the women of chess would find that insulting. But I also suspect that the majority of them would prefer their chessplaying skills be lauded. Shahade finished third in the US Championship last January in a tie-breaker with Krush and Hahn; this is a fine result. |
|Nov-21-03|| ||PinkPanther: <There's nothing wrong with admiring an attractive woman. I suspect that few of the women of chess would find that insulting. But I also suspect that the majority of them would prefer their chessplaying skills be lauded. Shahade finished third in the US Championship last January in a tie-breaker with Krush and Hahn; this is a fine result>|
Indeed. By no means did I mean to belittle her chess skills or her achievements, I just wanted to express the fact that I think she's beautiful.
|Nov-21-03|| ||Eggman: Shahade is not an IM, she is a WM, and this bit about her finishing third in the US Championship is misleading. The reference must obviously be to the US Women's Championship, n'est pas? |
|Nov-21-03|| ||technical draw: IM or WM, Third place or otherwise, what,s really important is, how do you pronounce Shahade..SHA-HA-DEE?? |
|Apr-13-04|| ||TrueFiendish: Hey Chessgames, how about a photo of Shahade? |
|Apr-19-04|| ||TomThumb: How about using the picture of Jennifer on the cover of the August 2002 issue of Chess Life? |
|Apr-19-04|| ||HailM0rphy: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... |
|Apr-26-04|| ||InspiredByMorphy: Here is a sight for sore eyes...its a picture of the us olympic womens chess team (includes some cheesy electronic music), with none other than Jennifer Shahade http://www.ishipress.com/uswomans.htm. The picture doesen't do her justice though. I saw her at the North American Open last December in Vegas, and WOW! She walked by my table to one of her matches with some long boots, and a cute skirt! I lost attention of the game I was playing for a minute :) When I was finished with my game, I went and watched the rest of hers. I was voting for her and Milov the most. |
|Aug-14-04|| ||bigdave: I love women and sex is great and all, but seriously - all the attention on female chessplayers who are really just average to look at and play at a much lower skill level when compared against their male peers is a little tiring (Polgar family aside - they are all chess genius). |
|Aug-14-04|| ||Lawrence: <bigdave>, welcome to this fascinating site from me and all of us. |
|Dec-01-04|| ||PizzatheHut: It's disappointing to seen Jennifer Shahade doing so poorly in the US Championships. Right now she has scored 1.5/6. From the intereviews I've read, she seems to be very nice and down to earth. |
|Dec-03-04|| ||enigmaticcam: Holy crap she's hot. What is it about a beautiful woman behind a chess set that's so attracting (and why does that make me feel like the ultimate geek)? |
|Dec-03-04|| ||iron maiden: Now she's upped her score to 3/8 with one round to go. Still a disappointing result, though. |
|Dec-03-04|| ||PinkPanther: Shahade is an airhead. Did any of you see the article she did for chessbase the day of the election? |
|Dec-04-04|| ||RisingChamp: Well you are probably a geek if it makes a difference whether she knows chess or not.If a girl is beautiful I dont see how it makes any difference whether she knows chess or not. |
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