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Friday, February 8, 2013

Ladies' Chess Class every Thursday with Resident GM Jennifer Shahade at St Louis Chess Club

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Hi everyone,

Talented chess champion and chess writer WGM Jennifer Shahade is the Resident GM until February 21 at the Saint Louis Chess Club.  In addition to the normal chess lecture schedule, WGM Shahade will also be conducting a special Ladies' Beginner Class at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Click here for a complete class schedule.

Jennifer Shahade is a Philadelphia-based writer, gamesplayer and commentator. She is a two-time U.S. Women's Chess Champion, editor of Chess Life Online at, creator of roulette chess with Larry List and hula chess and naked chess with Daniel Meirom. Jennifer is on the board of directors of the World Chess Hall of Fame in Saint Louis and was a commentator and organizer for the 2009-2012 US Chess Championships, all held in Saint Louis. She also created the chess mini-series, the Extreme "X Chess" Championships. She has also performed chess exhibitions and lectured on chess, culture and strategy all over the World, from Amsterdam to the Philadelphia Art Museum to MIT.

She is also particularly invested in promoting chess to girls and women, both through her books and in teaching 9 Queens Academies in Philadelphia. She is particularly looking forward to getting more Saint Louis women and girls into the game!

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  • At February 8, 2013 at 3:46 PM , Anonymous sebastian wolff, washington said...

    she's v interesting :) keep up the good work all you chess girls

  • At February 8, 2013 at 4:01 PM , Anonymous jl vienna said...

    When I look at all the sexy intelligent women playing chess I wonder why chess is not a sport and not even more popular. I think that ways chess would beat football really.

  • At February 8, 2013 at 5:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    That's why more men play chess - wink

  • At February 9, 2013 at 8:22 AM , Anonymous Amrit Puri, Knights Chess Club, New Delhi said...

    hello hello - i have said this before and will say it again - none of the tournaments i have ever played and none of the online places i play at - have sexy girls - i am beginning to feel either its a big conspiracy to give us guys feeling oh one day we will meet that dream chess girl


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