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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) 
    C65 C60 C80 C67 C84
 Sicilian Dragon (5) 
    B77 B35 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 B71 B72
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B90 B99 B91 B93
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A45 A40 A46
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E48 E46 E43 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
   J Shahade vs N Mohota, 2008 1-0

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, 35 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 I Krush 1-070 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
5. J Shahade vs G Braylovsky  0-132 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B30 Sicilian
6. M Martinez vs J Shahade  1-046 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)A04 Reti Opening
7. V Bhat vs J Shahade  0-140 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B24 Sicilian, Closed
8. J Shahade vs H Akopyan  0-158 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)C03 French, Tarrasch
9. J Shahade vs D Schneider  ½-½43 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B01 Scandinavian
10. D Zilberstein vs J Shahade  ½-½50 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)D97 Grunfeld, Russian
11. E Perelshteyn vs J Shahade  ½-½44 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
12. J Shahade vs Zaremba 0-180 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
13. Y Shulman vs J Shahade  1-027 2000 Koltanowski MemorialD85 Grunfeld
14. K Arakhamia-Grant vs J Shahade  1-033 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
15. O Sagalchik vs J Shahade  ½-½45 2000 ch-USA WomenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
16. J Shahade vs V Mezentsev  0-171 2000 Koltanowski memB32 Sicilian
17. C Baginskaite vs J Shahade ½-½35 2000 ch-USA WomenD85 Grunfeld
18. J Shahade vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-136 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOB40 Sicilian
19. J Shahade vs S Burtman 1-045 2000 ch-USA WomenB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
20. J Shahade vs Y Gorlin  ½-½39 2000 ch-USA WomenC06 French, Tarrasch
21. E Groberman vs J Shahade  ½-½62 2000 ch-USA WomenB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
22. S H Airapetian vs J Shahade  0-140 2000 ch-USA WomenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
23. E Epstein vs J Shahade  1-084 2000 ch-USA WomenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
24. J Shahade vs J Frenklakh  1-070 2000 ch-USA WomenB06 Robatsch
25. J Shahade vs A Hahn  ½-½28 2000 ch-USA WomenB33 Sicilian
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Jan-02-09  Jim Bartle: If I remember the movie correctly, Travis' first "move" on the prim and proper Cybill was to take her to a porn movie.
Jan-02-09  Travis Bickle: <Jim Bartle> yeah Jim but he got her that far LOL, and don't forget he had cherry pie (Travis Bickle's narration in the film...A good choice I think") at the restaurant. ; P
Jan-02-09  Travis Bickle: <notyetagm> Here is what I was talking about in my previous post you didn't understand.
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  notyetagm: <Travis Bickle: <notyetagm> Here is what I was talking about in my previous post you didn't understand.;


Apr-21-09  HeMateMe: I've got this idea for a book. I'm gonnna call it "Chess Buff". It's about this guy that likes chess, and he plays his best chess when nude!

You think anyone will give it a look?

May-14-09  hedgeh0g: Maybe a balding fat sex offender.
Dec-20-10  BIDMONFA: Jennifer Shahade

SHAHADE, Jennifer

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  Stonehenge: Nice picture!
Dec-18-11  King Death: She looks slightly better at the poker table.
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  FSR: She seems to dress in more modest clothing than she used to, unfortunately.
Dec-31-11  Isolani: The background in the picture looks very similar to the interior of the Orlando International Airport. Since that is where the past US Open was held I wonder if she was in attendance for that. I do not recall her competing in the tournament, at least I did not see her name on the posted TD sheets.
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  FSR: <HeMateMe: I've got this idea for a book. I'm gonnna call it "Chess Buff". It's about this guy that likes chess, and he plays his best chess when nude!

You think anyone will give it a look?>

He might want to challenge Ms. Shahade: Chess Buff vs. Chess Bitch. See and

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  FSR: <At the Ladies World Series of Poker this year in Las Vegas, ... I was impressed by the size and number of breast implants in the tournament. Somebody called it the cleavage vs. the grandmothers– It's not typical that I feel like I have one of the smallest bras at the table!>
Dec-31-11  King Death: <FSR> It's kind of funny, but I never even notice implants at the table with any of the women I play poker with in Vegas. There's too much other stuff to worry about, like surviving (against everybody)! When I'm away from the table it's another story though.
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  Shams: I'd presume you'd get more tells from natural breasts.
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  FSR: <Shams> LOL!
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  SteinitzLives: Happy birthday Jen! Bash some CG members for us all, so we know you are having a: Happy New Year.
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  Penguincw: Happy B-Day.
Dec-31-11  HeMateMe: I'm ready to take the next step--Fruit Chess! The two contestants sit down at the board, in the bare, but--they are both adorned with strands of strategically placed fruit--grapes, plums, peeled bananas, apple slices. As you capture one of your opponent's pieces, you get to reach across the chess table and remove one piece of their fruit, and eat it. Brings a whole new value to a pawn storm, huh?

I'm ready for the inaugral fruit match, Jen. We'll shock the stuffy chess world, you and I. I'm slicing the apples, even as you are reading this.

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  tpstar: <Fruit Chess> You forgot the key provision that it is a boy versus girl contest. Otherwise keep away from my banana, fruitcake. :P

<It's not typical that I feel like I have one of the smallest bras at the table!> She must hang around a lot of Carlsen Fanboys.

Dec-31-11  HeMateMe: ...It all depends on what vine you swing on, baby...
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  waustad: Entering the second of twin primes of life.
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  waustad: She's bright red for the US championships commentary.
May-08-12  HeMateMe: I never did get my Fruit Match. More's the pity.
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  waustad: Welcome as a new member, JenShahade.
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