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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) 
    B40 B30 B32 B63 B62
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (7) 
    B62 B63 B60
 French Tarrasch (6) 
    C03 C05 C07
 French Defense (6) 
    C07 C05 C03
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C60 C80 C65 C67 C84
 Robatsch (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B27 B90 B22 B76 B78
 Sicilian Dragon (9) 
    B76 B78 B70 B71 B72
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D94 D97 D85 D76 D70
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B90 B93 B91 B99
 English, 1 c4 c5 (4) 
    A37 A30 A33
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E46 E20 E43 E48
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Shahade vs Wang Pin, 2002 1-0
   S Zigangirova vs J Shahade, 2002 0-1
   J Shahade vs L Times, 2001 1-0
   J Shahade vs N Mohota, 2008 1-0
   I Zenyuk vs J Shahade, 2004 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bled Olympiad (Women) (2002)
   102nd US Open (1956)
   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, 41 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 P 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 IM norms.

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

Last updated: 2020-11-02 13:37:55

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 139  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Shahade vs Ariel Mazzarelli  1-025199596th US OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. J Shahade vs I Neels 0-1361996Wch U16 GirlsC45 Scotch Game
3. P Murthy vs J Shahade  1-0321997Chicago opB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
4. L Gentil Junior vs J Shahade  1-030199798th US OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
5. J Shahade vs Ashley 0-1421998Saitek US MastersB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
6. J Shahade vs A A Zaremba 0-1801999US Junior ClosedB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
7. D Zilberstein vs J Shahade  ½-½501999US Junior ClosedD97 Grunfeld, Russian
8. J Shahade vs H Akopyan  0-1581999US Junior ClosedC03 French, Tarrasch
9. M Martinez vs J Shahade  1-0461999US Junior ClosedA04 Reti Opening
10. J Shahade vs I Krush 1-0701999US Junior ClosedB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
11. E Perelshteyn vs J Shahade  ½-½441999US Junior ClosedB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
12. J Shahade vs D Schneider  ½-½431999US Junior ClosedB01 Scandinavian
13. V Bhat vs J Shahade  0-1401999US Junior ClosedA07 King's Indian Attack
14. J Shahade vs G Braylovsky  0-1321999US Junior ClosedB30 Sicilian
15. C Baginskaite vs J Shahade ½-½352000USA-ch (Women)D85 Grunfeld
16. J Shahade vs A Hahn  ½-½282000USA-ch (Women)B33 Sicilian
17. E D Epstein vs J Shahade 1-0842000USA-ch (Women)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
18. E Groberman vs J Shahade  ½-½622000USA-ch (Women)B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
19. J Shahade vs S Burtman 1-0452000USA-ch (Women)B32 Sicilian
20. O Sagalchik vs J Shahade  ½-½452000USA-ch (Women)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
21. J Shahade vs J Frenklakh  1-0702000USA-ch (Women)B06 Robatsch
22. S H Airapetian vs J Shahade  0-1402000USA-ch (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
23. J Shahade vs Y Gorlin  ½-½392000USA-ch (Women)C05 French, Tarrasch
24. J Shahade vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-1362000Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB40 Sicilian
25. K Arakhamia-Grant vs J Shahade  1-0332000Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
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Jan-19-14  Absentee: <John Abraham: Celebrity lookalike!! ;&>

Not really, unless you suffer from prosopagnosia and all you see are some blotches of red and blue.

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  cro777: Jennifer participated at the U.S. Game/10 minutes Championship in Las Vegas, 8 round Open Swiss tournament, scoring 4.5/8.

Oct-07-14  waustad: She's doing a 3 table poker and chess simul on the Isle of Man (German):
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  MissScarlett: <She's doing a 3 table poker and chess simul on the Isle of Man >


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  HeMateMe: I just hope the poker players aren't fat, naked guys. We've seen enough Naked Chess already.
Oct-07-14  TheFocus: <HeMateMe> I am sure you would play Naked chess with Jennifer.
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  HeMateMe: I might even spot her a Bishop.
Oct-07-14  waustad: There is more in the English language version, including video:
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  MissScarlett: <Philadelphia chess grandmaster Jennifer Shahade made history on Dec. 9, by winning the €10,000 Open-Face Chinese Poker World Championship High Roller organized by TonyBet Poker at King's Casino in Prague. Shahade walked away from the tournament room with the €100,000 top prize and the honors of bringing home the richest open-face Chinese (OFC) poker event in history.>

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  HeMateMe: Is this her? A lot of weird photos come up from the Spragett site.


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  MissScarlett: Looks more like Jennifer Lawrence.
May-02-15  TheFocus: <Chess can learn a lot from poker. First, chess media and sponsors should emphasize it's glamorous aspects: worldwide traveling, parties and escape from real world responsibilities> - Shahade, Jennifer.
May-02-15  Absentee: Stuff like that makes me cringe.
May-02-15  john barleycorn: Her mind was out of her when she said that. Another glamorous aspect.
May-02-15  TheFocus: <Playing chess is more athletic than artistic. Champions are more concerned with victory than beauty: it's war with occasionally graceful kicks> - Shahade, Jennifer.
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  HeMateMe: I guess the players want the prize money, so they can pay their bills. Shahad gave up competitive chess long ago; her opinion is irrelevant.

When's the last time beauty was mentioned in how you play your cards in poker? Poker seems to be a game of odds and also in quickly recognizing the playing styles of the other players at the table and applying numerical theory to those observations.

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  OhioChessFan: <When's the last time beauty was mentioned in how you play your cards in poker? >

The last time Jennifer Tilly was on TV.

Dec-31-15  Sularus: Happy birthday and happy new year, <Jennifer>!
Dec-31-15  Sularus: <HeMateMe: Is this her? ...>

Wow, strip chess!

Jan-01-16  Dr. Overlord: Her squeaky voice only makes me want
her more.
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Just listening and going yeah it's not just exceedingly nasal it is the distinct similarity to Christopher Walken where the inflection pattern is to just show up anywhere or really no pattern at all. Bruce Lee might have said say the way of no way.

Apr-21-18  boz: I can't get worked up about Jennifer. It's a gig, that's all.
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  Richard Taylor: I think her instructive videos are done well. Good on her.

She is quite attractive but also very intelligent for sure.

Aug-25-18  PhilFeeley: <Dr. Overlord: Her squeaky voice only makes me want her more.> For me, it's the complete opposite. I can't stand it.
Aug-26-18  zanzibar: You have to stop that <PhilF>... for a second you had me scared <DrO> was back in action!
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