Chess Challenge for Charity

It’s Jan Newton of Goddesschess ( versus Shira Evans of Computer Labs for Kids ( in a 3-game match at ( It’s a match of David versus Goliath, of Janeway versus the Borg Queen, Mothra versus Godzilla (well, forget that one), the Less-Than-Patzer (UNR) versus the Chess Queen (1727 peak USCF rating).

Jan, playing as JanXena, and Shira playing as shirae, will go en garde with their Queens September 5 – 7, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. CST (Wisconsin time) each day (time controls 1 hour each, no increment), to raise awareness of the great work Computer Labs for Kids is doing around the world for disadvantaged children and hopefully raise some money through donations to the Foundation too!

JanXena has been training hard with assistance from her coach, Kelly Atkins, with analysis donated by and a two-hour intensive over-the-telephone and internet training session courtesy of Dan and Laura Sherman of Your Chess Coach (

Join us!

DATE AND TIME: September 5, 6 and 7, 2009, 10:00 a.m. CST (Wisconsin time)
THE CONTESTANTS: Jan Newton (UNR) playing as JanXena and Shira Evans (1727 peak) playing as shirae
TO BENEFIT: Computerlabs for Kids Foundation (

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