Jennifer Shahade

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Jennifer Shahade
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Jennifer was hired in 2006 as our Digital Editor and was promoted in 2018 to her current position. A two-time U.S. Women’s Champion and board member of the World Chess Hall of Fame, she says she loves “the ability of chess to connect people from different cultures, ages and backgrounds. Chess is also a prism to analyze history and art.” She is the award winning host of our US Chess podcast “Ladies Knight” and is an author, most recently of Chess Queens. She has given a TED Talk and spoken at venues ranging from Harvard and Yale to Bank of America and the Boston Consulting Group. Outside of chess, she is also a poker champion. 

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