|WGM Jennifer Shahade|
Jennifer Shahade is a two-time US Women's Championship, author, commentator and web-editor of www.uschess.org.
Jennifer's first book, Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport (Silman James Press, 2005) featured crisp writing, original interviews with players like Judit Polgar and Zhu Chen, and controversial title gave her a lot of media attention, including coverage in Reader's Digest, the New York Times, NPR radio, and Time Out New York.
Jennifer's latest book, Play Like a Girl!: Tactics by 9 Queens (Mongoose Press, 2011) features chess puzzles and combinations by top female players around the world. Author royalties go to 9 Queens, a non-profit Jennifer co-founded with Jean Hoffman promote chess especially to girls and women. Watch the video trailer below:
Forever in search of new ways to present games, Jennifer created hula-chess and naked chess with Daniel Meirom and roulette-chess with artist and curator Larry List. In 2010, Hulachess was among 125 videos selected from over 23,000 for the first online gallery of the Guggenheim/Youtube Biennial.
Jennifer expanded CLO's offerings with the U.S. Chess Scoop, a chess video series which has featured
interviews with numerous Grandmasters including Gata Kamsky, Hikaru
Nakamura, Ray Robson and Irina Krush. Jennifer also served as a commentator for the US Chess Championships from 2009-2012, held at the Saint Louis Chess Club.
Here is a smooth victory Jennifer played in the 2003 U.S. Championship against IM Stan Kriventsov.