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C Chaude de Silans 
Chantal Chaude de Silans
Number of games in database: 63
Years covered: 1939 to 1999
Overall record: +14 -31 =18 (36.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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(born Mar-09-1919, died Sep-05-2001, 82 years old) France

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Chantal Chaudé de Silans was born in Versailles, France. Awarded the WIM title in 1950, and an honorary WGM title in 1990, she was a Women's World Championship Challenger in 1949-50. She passed away in 2001.

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 63  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. C Chaude de Silans vs Rossolimo ½-½34 1939 Paris FRAA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
2. J Ehrat vs C Chaude de Silans  1-044 1946 France-SwissA04 Reti Opening
3. C Chaude de Silans vs J Ehrat  0-136 1946 France-SwissA22 English
4. C Chaude de Silans vs C Benini 0-137 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
5. M Kupferstich vs C Chaude de Silans 1-034 1950 Dubrovnik olmA45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. R Hermanowa vs C Chaude de Silans  0-136 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSA13 English
7. C Chaude de Silans vs I Larsen 1-031 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. G Primavera vs C Chaude de Silans  ½-½33 1950 Dubrovnik olmA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
9. L Rudenko vs C Chaude de Silans  ½-½27 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
10. E Bykova vs C Chaude de Silans 1-050 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB24 Sicilian, Closed
11. C Chaude de Silans vs Keller-Hermann 1-050 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE49 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System
12. C Chaude de Silans vs H Kramer 1-050 1950 Dubrovnik olmA47 Queen's Indian
13. J Langos vs C Chaude de Silans  ½-½47 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC05 French, Tarrasch
14. C Chaude de Silans vs E Tranmer 0-141 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC07 French, Tarrasch
15. V Borisenko-Belova vs C Chaude de Silans  1-064 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
16. C Chaude de Silans vs M Karff 1-030 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. K Palda vs C Chaude de Silans  1-037 1950 Dubrovnik olmC15 French, Winawer
18. F Heemskerk vs C Chaude de Silans  0-136 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
19. C Chaude de Silans vs O Rubtsova ½-½54 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. C Chaude de Silans vs G Gresser  1-036 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSA52 Budapest Gambit
21. C Chaude de Silans vs G P Thibaut  0-151 1950 Dubrovnik olmD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. N Hruskova-Belska vs C Chaude de Silans  0-129 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. C Chaude de Silans vs M T Mora Iturralde  1-063 1950 Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
24. C Chaude de Silans vs H Rossetto  0-140 1950 Dubrovnik olmE60 King's Indian Defense
25. Grob vs C Chaude de Silans 0-125 1951 Zuerich m1A03 Bird's Opening
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  Honza Cervenka: this is Chantal Chaude de Silans ("Shode de Silan" is a phonetic transliteration of her name from any Russian source, where it was writen in Cyrillic.). By the way, she was the first lady to play in men's olympiad.
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  Honza Cervenka: "Women can't play chess because you have to keep quiet for five hours." Chantal Chaude de Silans
Jul-22-04  checkpat: This lady was well-known in France
where she was the president of the
Chess club "Caissa" for many
years. She passed away this year.
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  Honza Cervenka: By the way, S. Tartakower dedicated her his book "100 modern games". She was born in 1919 but she have played actively still in late 1990s. It is a sad news that she died.
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  Benzol: Chantal Chaude de Silans
Born 9th March 1919 in Versailles
WIM in 1950 she was a Challenger for the Women's World Title in 1949-50. It is sad that she has now passed away.
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  Benzol: Happy Birthday Chantal.
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  Karpova: A picture:
Mar-09-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Chantal!

<Honza Cervenka> I heard the same quote You mentioned as being attributed to Mikhail Tal.

<Karpova> I'd say, in this photo Silans reminds of the young Ava Gardner with a touch of the looks of the young Queen Elisabeth II :-) Very pretty!

Mar-09-09  fref: I think she translated in french the first edition of My 60 Memorable Games, by Bobby Fischer.
Mar-09-09  vonKrolock: Madame Chaudé - bio in French, and two other photos, voilà:

Mar-09-09  brankat: R.I.P. Madame Chaude de Silans.
Mar-09-09  WhiteRook48: just 27 games?!
Jul-26-09  myschkin: . . .

".. She learned how to play the game when she was nine along with her brother the Baron de Silans, who later became a strong amateur. In 1932, at age thirteen, she entered her first women's French Chess Championship. In 1936, she won the championship at age seventeen. .."

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  GrahamClayton: Photo of Chantal with the other competitors in the 1949 French Championship at Besancon:

Mar-09-12  BIDMONFA: Chantal Chaude de Silans

CHAUDE, Chantal

Mar-09-12  srag: Gentlemen:

With all due respect to Madame Chantal Chaudé de Silans, March 9th sould be called Bobby FIscher's Day.

Mar-09-12  JohnBoy: <checkpat: This lady was well-known in France where she was the president of the
Chess club "Caissa" for many>
- was this club in the heart of Paris?

I recognize this woman as having hijacked me into playing board two in a team match in Paris in '87. I hadn't played a serious game in like eight years and when she asked me to play I consented, thinking it would be fun. She promptly puts me on the second board against, I believe, Eric Burlingame. "Sucker punched" well describes the way I felt at the moment.

She was quite the queen of the scene.

Mar-09-12  brankat: Happy Birthday Madame de Silans.
Mar-09-12  Penguincw: R.I.P. POTD.
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