Jennifer Shahade (born December 31 1980) is an American chess player and two time U.S. women´s chess champion. Her FIDE rating is currently the 5th highest for all women in her country. In 1998, she became the first (and so far only) female to win the U.S. Junior Open. Then, a few years later, in 2002, she won the U.S. Women´s Chess Championship in Seattle, Washington. The following year, although she did not repeat as U.S. Women´s Champion, she did well enough to earn her second of three required International Master norms. Then, in 2004, she returned to the top spot among U.S. women chessplayers by winning the U.S. Women´s Championship that year in a 7 player invitational round robin. She also regularly annotates games for Mig Greengard´s website.