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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 B32 B62 B53
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (7) 
    B63 B62 B60
 French Tarrasch (6) 
    C07 C05 C03
 French Defense (6) 
    C05 C03 C07
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C65 C60 C84 C80 C67
 Robatsch (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B27 B22 B76 B90 B78
 Sicilian Dragon (9) 
    B76 B70 B78 B71 B72
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D94 D97 D85 D76 D70
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B90 B99 B93 B91
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A45 A40 A46
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E48 E20 E43 E46
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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 Championship 2003 (2003)
   Chessmaster US Championship 2005 (2004)

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

   R Swinkels vs A Zatonskih, 2008

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(born Dec-31-1980, 37 years old) United States of America

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Jennifer Shahade was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She learned to play chess from her father, FIDE Master Michael Shahade, and 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.

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Last updated: 2018-04-19 15:36:13

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 130  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Shahade vs Ariel Mazzarelli  1-025199596th US OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. J Shahade vs I Neels 0-1361996Ch World (cadets) (under 16) (g)C45 Scotch Game
3. L Gentil Jr vs J Shahade  1-0301997US Open - OrlandoA40 Queen's Pawn Game
4. J Shahade vs Ashley 0-1421998Saitek US MastersB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
5. J Shahade vs D Schneider  ½-½431999Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B01 Scandinavian
6. J Shahade vs Zaremba 0-1801999Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
7. E Perelshteyn vs J Shahade  ½-½441999Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
8. J Shahade vs I Krush 1-0701999Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
9. M Martinez vs J Shahade  1-0461999Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)A04 Reti Opening
10. J Shahade vs G Braylovsky  0-1321999Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B30 Sicilian
11. J Shahade vs H Akopyan  0-1581999Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)C03 French, Tarrasch
12. V Bhat vs J Shahade  0-1401999Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)A07 King's Indian Attack
13. D Zilberstein vs J Shahade  ½-½501999Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)D97 Grunfeld, Russian
14. C Baginskaite vs J Shahade ½-½352000ch-USA WomenD85 Grunfeld
15. J Shahade vs A Hahn  ½-½282000ch-USA WomenB33 Sicilian
16. E D Epstein vs J Shahade  1-0842000ch-USA WomenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
17. E Groberman vs J Shahade  ½-½622000ch-USA WomenB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
18. J Shahade vs S Burtman 1-0452000ch-USA WomenB32 Sicilian
19. O Sagalchik vs J Shahade  ½-½452000ch-USA WomenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
20. J Shahade vs J Frenklakh  1-0702000ch-USA WomenB06 Robatsch
21. S H Airapetian vs J Shahade  0-1402000ch-USA WomenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. J Shahade vs Y Gorlin  ½-½392000ch-USA WomenC05 French, Tarrasch
23. J Shahade vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-1362000FIDE WCh Women KOB40 Sicilian
24. K Arakhamia-Grant vs J Shahade  1-0332000FIDE WCh Women KOA07 King's Indian Attack
25. Y Shulman vs J Shahade  1-0272000Koltanowski MemorialD85 Grunfeld
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Mar-07-13  waustad: <uzeromay>Yes, that happened to Anna Ushenina a few weeks ago.
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  HeMateMe: Probably wrong to do so; it is midleading.
Mar-07-13  Abdel Irada: <HeMateMe: Probably wrong to do so; it is midleading.>

Isn't "midleading" part of the triangulation strategy used by Bill Clinton and the Democratic Leadership Council?

Mar-07-13  John Abraham: Jennifer and her brother Gregory are great chess players and enthusiasts. They have done much to publicize chess in America.
Mar-07-13  Granny O Doul: She may be the highest-rated American- born American, but including all simply born in America, Alisa Maric has her beaten.
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  HeMateMe: How many women have the full GM title, through tournament results, but not a ceremonious grant? Not too many. Judit Polgar, of course. I think former world champions Kosteniuk and Stefanova have the full title. Maybe Pia Cramling? Susan Polgar has it, but I don't remember if that is strictly by results, or if the men's GM title was granted to her for winning the women's world championship. I'm thinking Hou Yifan will get it sometime in the next five years, as she gains more experience.
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  chancho: <HeMateMe> Susan Polgar was the first Woman to get the InternationaL GM title by virtue of hard earned norms.
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  chancho: Btw... Hou already has the GM title.
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  HeMateMe: I think Susan Polgar's predecessors as womens world champion were granted the title as part of being women's champion. Not sure about that. It may be that Nona G and Maya C were granted the full GM title after winning the womens world championship.
Mar-07-13  waustad: <abdel>Please take it to the Rogoff page. <heHateMe>Very few in the following list got the 'g' in the title category without going through the usual channels:
Mar-08-13  Abdel Irada: <waustad>: It is hard for me to imagine my joke being controversial, or I would have.

That Clinton took a centrist position as part of his election strategy is a fact not in dispute; no value judgment is stated or implied.

Mar-08-13  waustad: Actually I misread the comment. Sorry.
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  HeMateMe: In the ratings you posted above, are all of these women grandmasters, that is, do they have the men's title? I'm curious, because only Polgar and Yifan are rated above 2600. Generally, people in the 2500s are not yet GMs. Humpy and Lahno might be GMs, I was just curious about which women have the full title.
Mar-08-13  waustad: The list includes a column that indicates their titles. GMs are indicated with a 'g'.
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  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.

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  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.
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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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