|Mar-19-04|| ||Honza Cervenka: Chessgames.com 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. |
|Jul-22-04|| ||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.
|Jul-22-04|| ||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. |
|Dec-26-04|| ||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.
|Mar-09-07|| ||Benzol: Happy Birthday Chantal.|
|Sep-07-07|| ||Karpova: A picture: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...|
|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 Ms.de 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. .."
|Jul-31-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Photo of Chantal with the other competitors in the 1949 French Championship at Besancon:|
|Mar-09-12|| ||BIDMONFA: Chantal Chaude de Silans|
|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.|
|Sep-02-15|| ||Nosnibor: <fusilli> In accordance with your request on Biographers Bistro may I add further information on Chaude de Silans.
1.in 1951 she played a match against Popel, the Paris champion beating him by the score of 2.5-1.5.
2.Later that year she lost a match to Grob 5.5-2.5 having lead early on.
3.Playing as the only lady player in the 1951 French Championship held in Vichy she came equal third with 5.5 points out of a possible 9,one point behind the winner Raizman.
4.In the 1955 Championship she finished 5th.
I hope to provide further details soon.
|Sep-02-15|| ||Nosnibor: <fusilli> In late 1960 Chaude de Silans played in the West European Zonal Tournament for the Women`s World Championship which was held in Vranacka-Banja, Serbia. She finished fourth with 7 points from 12 games, only half a point behind the 3 joint winners. Unfortunatly in the last round after leading she lost to one of the tailenders owing to a last move time check blunder,when having a won game.At this event she probably played the best game in her career which is not in the database. This is appended:- White: Chaude de Silans.Black: V.Asenova. French Defence,Classical Line. 1e4,e6.2d4,d5.3Nc3,Nf6.4e5,Nfd7.5f4,c5.6dxc5,Nc6-
f8++If instead 38...Rcd8 39Qf6+wins quickly.
|Sep-03-15|| ||larvatusprodeo: Mme Chaudé, as we called her, was the most exquisite and obliging person, and a chain smoker. I joined the Cercle Caïssa when it was situated on 2, rue Pigalle, Paris. Before then, players would meet at the Café d’Angleterre, rue Drouot. In the 1990’s the Cercle moved to rue de Mazagran, after her husband’s death. They were living in the very appartment where the Cercle was located. She was charmingly reigning over a crowd of bragging and obedient players. The atmosphere was wonderfully intense and smoky. I remember her vividly, and of her smile. She was the Lady of Chess.|