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Judit Polgár Inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame

Dec 4, 2022

Hungary’s Judit Polgár, the strongest female chess player of all time, has been inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place during the 6th Annual Strategy Across the Board Gala hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club and the World Chess Hall of Fame this Saturday evening in Saint Louis, Missouri […]

Top Hungarian Chess Player Changes Nationality

Sep 4, 2022

"It’s official! Richard Rapport will play for Romania 🇷🇴 starting today! Welcome to our team!" That is how the Romanian Chess Federation has announced the top Hungarian chess player, Richárd Rapport changing nationality and playing for Romania in the future. Regarding the background of the case, the popular Hungarian news site, reports that the […]

Finnish Name Sponsor at Nagykanizsa Chess Club

Feb 19, 2022

The Nagykanizsa chess club Aquaprofit from SE Hungary, the defending champion in the Chess Superleague team championship, has taken a major step towards another major milestone by signing a three-year naming sponsorship contract with the Finland-based software giant TUXERA, an IT storage and networking company. At the signing of the contract, the parties stressed their […]

Judit Polgár Global Chess Festival in Budapest

Oct 9, 2021

For the first time, the Judit Polgár Global Chess Festival was held in a hybrid format: this Saturday's event took place both in the Hungarian National Gallery and online through two channels, focusing on the relationship between chess and education. This year's biggest innovation was the Educational Chess Summit, where participants proved that chess has […]

Hungarian Runner-Up at World Chess Online Champs

Dec 22, 2020

13-year-old Hungarian Zsóka Gaál finished second in the girls' under-14 category at the FIDE Online World Cadets & Youth Rapid Chess Championships. In Tuesday's final, the Hungarian teenager played the final against Eline Roebers of the Netherlands. The first match of the final was won by the Dutch girl with the second ending in a tie. […]

Budapest to Host the 2024 Chess Olympiad

Dec 6, 2020

The online General Assembly of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) voted this Sunday in favor of approving the Hungarian capital as the host city for the 46th Chess Olympiad in 2024. As the Hungarian state news agency MTI reports, Budapest can host the fifth largest sports event in the world on the 100th anniversary of […]

Hungarian internatioanl chess master Benjámin Gledura |

Hungarian youth beats five-time world champion

Feb 2, 2016

17-year-old Hungarian chess hopeful Benjámin Gledura defeated former five-time world champion, but still active competitor, Viswanathan Anand at the 2016 Gibraltar Chess Festival, Europe's largest open chess event that anyone can enter.

Brigitta Sinka alias Aunt Bici at the chess board | Magyar Telekom

Aunt Bici sets chess world record

Jul 1, 2015

An 87-year-old Hungarian woman set a new world record in simultaneous chess by having played 13,600 such matches. Brigitta Sinka, known as Aunt Bici would like to have her performance recognized a Guinness world record.

Judit Polgár named manager of Hungarian men's national chess team | source:

Judit Polgár named manager of Hungary's chess team

Jun 12, 2015

The most successful female chess player of all times, Judit Polgár, a two times Chess Olympiad winner, has unanimously been appointed by the presidium of the Hungarian Chess Federation as the manager of the country's men's national team.

Judit Polgár | Tímea Jaksa /

Judit Polgár to retire from competitive chess

Aug 13, 2014

The most successful in chess history, Hungary's Judit Polgár, has announced that she retires from competitive chess at the age of 38. She will now concentrate more on her chess foundation and the further popularization of chess education in schools.

Garry Kasparov with two Polgár sisters (Zsófia on the left and Judit on the left) at the Budapest chess festival | Imre Földi / MTI

Kasparov attends Budapest Chess Festival

Sep 30, 2013

The guest of honor of the 7th annual Aquaprofit Polgár Chess Festival in Budapest was former Russian world champion Garry Kasparov who accompanied the three famous Hungarian Polgár sisters, Judit, Zsófia and Zsuzsa.

Judit Polgár | Tímea Jaksa

Chess Palace in Education

Jul 19, 2013

“Chess education was introduced in 2010 to the Happy Kids International Kindergarten, where my own kids went at that time,” Hungary’s Judit Polgár, the world’s top female chess player recalls in a recent interview to Diplomacy & Trade.

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50th Time on the Top of the World in Chess

Sándor Laczkó
Jan 5, 2012

Hungarian Grand Master Judit Polgár is the best female player in history. An article in the 2011 December issue of Diplomacy & Trade featured an article of the youngest Polgár sister who has ruled the world of women's chess for over two decades.

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