Jennifer Shahade is a Philadelphia based writer and gamesplayer. She is a two-time American Women's Chess Champion and the editor of Chess Life Online at uschess.org/clo. Her first book, Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport intertwined her own story with that of great women chess champions past and present. Shahade also contributed in-depth chess annotations to Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess.
Jennifer's latest book project, Play Like a Girl! Tactics by 9 Queens is the first book with combinations that are all executed by female chess champions. All the author royalties of Play Like a Girl go to 9 Queens, a non-profit Jennifer co-founded with Jean Hoffman, which promotes chess to those most in need of its benefits.
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.
Shahade was the chair of the US Championships committee from 2009 to 2011, all held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. She also does play by play commentary and hosted video recaps during the US Chess Championships and US Women's from 2009 to 2011.
Jennifer's writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Games Magazine, New in Chess, Chess Life Magazine, PokerStars Blog, Woman Poker Player Magazine and Foreword Magazine.
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