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Jennifer Shahade
J Shahade 
Photograph copyright © 2011
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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) 
    B40 B30 B62 B63 B53
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (7) 
    B62 B63 B60
 French Tarrasch (6) 
    C03 C07 C06 C05
 French Defense (6) 
    C07 C03 C05 C06
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B14 B13 B16
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C60 C67 C80 C84 C65
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B27 B76 B90 B22 B70
 Sicilian Dragon (9) 
    B76 B70 B78 B71 B72
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D94 D97 D85 D76 D70
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B90 B93 B99 B91
 English, 1 c4 c5 (4) 
    A37 A30 A33
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E46 E43 E20 E48
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Shahade vs Wang Pin, 2002 1-0
   J Shahade vs L Times, 2001 1-0
   S Zigangirova vs J Shahade, 2002 0-1
   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 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. M Martinez vs J Shahade  1-046 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)A04 Reti Opening
6. J Shahade vs G Braylovsky  0-132 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B30 Sicilian
7. J Shahade vs H Akopyan  0-158 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)C03 French, Tarrasch
8. V Bhat vs J Shahade  0-140 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B24 Sicilian, Closed
9. D Zilberstein vs J Shahade  ½-½50 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)D97 Grunfeld, Russian
10. J Shahade vs D Schneider  ½-½43 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B01 Scandinavian
11. J Shahade vs Zaremba 0-180 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
12. E Perelshteyn vs J Shahade  ½-½44 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
13. C Baginskaite vs J Shahade ½-½35 2000 ch-USA WomenD85 Grunfeld
14. J Shahade vs A Hahn  ½-½28 2000 ch-USA WomenB33 Sicilian
15. E Epstein vs J Shahade  1-084 2000 ch-USA WomenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
16. E Groberman vs J Shahade  ½-½62 2000 ch-USA WomenB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
17. J Shahade vs S Burtman 1-045 2000 ch-USA WomenB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
18. O Sagalchik vs J Shahade  ½-½45 2000 ch-USA WomenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
19. J Shahade vs J Frenklakh  1-070 2000 ch-USA WomenB06 Robatsch
20. S H Airapetian vs J Shahade  0-140 2000 ch-USA WomenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
21. J Shahade vs Y Gorlin  ½-½39 2000 ch-USA WomenC06 French, Tarrasch
22. J Shahade vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-136 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOB40 Sicilian
23. K Arakhamia-Grant vs J Shahade  1-033 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
24. Y Shulman vs J Shahade  1-027 2000 Koltanowski MemorialD85 Grunfeld
25. J Shahade vs V Mezentsev  0-171 2000 Koltanowski memB32 Sicilian
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 129  PGN Download
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  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.
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  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
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  Travis Bickle: <notyetagm> Here is what I was talking about in my previous post you didn't understand.
Jan-02-09  notyetagm: <Travis Bickle: <notyetagm> Here is what I was talking about in my previous post you didn't understand.;


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  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.
Dec-31-11  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.
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  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.

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  HeMateMe: ...It all depends on what vine you swing on, baby...
Dec-31-11  waustad: Entering the second of twin primes of life.
May-08-12  waustad: She's bright red for the US championships commentary.
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  HeMateMe: I never did get my Fruit Match. More's the pity.
May-10-12  waustad: Welcome as a new member, JenShahade.
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