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Jennifer Shahade vs Lawyer Times
"Shahadenfreude" (game of the day Jan-07-2014)
US Open (2001), Framingham USA, rd 8, Aug-11
Alekhine Defense: Scandinavian Variation (B02)  ·  1-0



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Jul-24-08  Morphischer: Very nice finish
Mar-03-11  Robeson: Absolutely the wrong way to play with Shahade.
Mar-08-12  King Death: The Alekhine's isn't something that I know a lot about but isn't 3...Ne4 considered bad because of 4.Nce2, the way Shahade played here?
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  TheFocus: Is Black the famous LA Times?
Mar-08-12  RookFile: He's a Boston area master, currently rated 2289 according to the USCF.
Mar-08-12  King Death: <TheFocus> Our contributor <RookFile> doesn't do humor I guess.
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  Garech: Crushing attack!!


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  FSR: The Shahade family doesn't seem to have much respect for this publication. G Shahade vs L Times, 2001
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  perfidious: <FSR> Can't say I did, either, as I won both meetings with Lawyer back in 1983-84.

Strong player and a good guy.

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  piltdown man: Who in their right mind would name their child "Lawyer"?
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  FSR: <King Death: The Alekhine's isn't something that I know a lot about but isn't 3...Ne4 considered bad because of 4.Nce2, the way Shahade played here?>

I used to play this for White. Black's most reliable equalizer is 2...e5!, but that's too boring for most Alekhine's players. After 2...d5 3.e5, 3...d4, 3...Nfd7, 3...Ne4 are all playable. 4.Nce2 is reasonable, and IIRC ECO once extravagantly claimed that it was " ." Houdini 3 says that White has a +0.2 advantage with best play. But it doesn't like the way Shahade played at all. After 10.Qf3, Black should have ripped the position open for his bishop pair with 10...c5! 11.Nge2 (11.0-0-0 0-0; 11.dxc5? Nc6; and 11.Nxd5? Nc6 are even worse) Nc6 with a big advantage (-0.6).

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  FSR: In the same tournament, Jen's brother Greg smacked the hell out of LT's Alekhine in G Shahade vs L Times, 2001.
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  Richard Taylor: Very shadahy but a good game all the same!
Jan-07-14  morfishine: <FSR> Thats hilarious: Black's beloved Alekhine defense was crushed not once, but twice, and by siblings; reminds me of a wrestling tag-team match

Both games had extremely pleasing finishes


Jan-07-14  Castleinthesky: A "Sign of the Times"
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  offramp: The pun is based on the word schadenfreude. That would be a good title of Jennifer's next-but-one autobiography.
Jan-07-14  Nina Myers: There are shades of schadenfreude. My favorite shade is bright red, from a haughty spanking.
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  Domdaniel: Haughty or naughty?
Jan-07-14  superstoned: That was a hottie disrobing of Black's pawn shelter
Jan-08-14  Everyone: didn't want to play along with the shahade any more.
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  kevin86: Is the winner playing an opponent or a magazine?
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