Judit Polgar was born July 23, 1976. She became a grandmaster at the age of 15 years and 4 months, which was the youngest ever at the time (1991). She is the strongest ever female player and was rated as high as eighth in the world. It was actually quite an achievement for her to be the top ranking Polgar, considering the achievements of her older sisters. Susan is a grandmaster and was the Women' World Champion. Zsofia is an international master. Judit still lives in Hungary and is more active than her sisters. Susan has moved to the United States. Zsofia moved to Israel and Canada.
Her opponent in this game is Ian Rogers. He was born June 24, 1960 in Hobart, Tasmania. He was considered Australia's first grandmaster in 1985 by those who regarded Walter Browne, who had dual citizenship, as an American. Rogers was Australian champion in 1980, 1986, 1998, and 2006. He has since retired from chess.