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Judit Polgar: Featured on Chess.com and ChessKid.com!

  • SonofPearl
  • on 3/17/13, 7:58 PM.

PRESS RELEASE:

GM Judit Polgar will be featured multiple times on Chess.com and ChessKid.com during the month of March! Her contributions are being made in a partnership with Chess.com and its scholastic extension site in an effort to help Judit further her efforts for chess and education. 

The strongest female player of all time will become the newest addition to Chess.com's team of contributors this month! Judit first burst onto the chess scene at the 28th Chess Olympiad in 1988, held in Thessaloniki, Greece, when she scored 12½ out of 13, earning the Gold Medal for Board 2 and leading the Hungarian Women's Team over the Soviet Union (a major upset at the time as the Soviets had won 10 of the previous 11 Olympiads). This result catapulted her to #1 on the next FIDE Ratings List, and she has held this spot ever since.

Judit earned her GM title at the age of 15, breaking Bobby Fischer's record for being the youngest GM of all time. After that, it wasn't long before Judit joined the world's elite with wins over such players as Kasparov, Karpov, and Anand, and her sharp attacking style naturally earned her the label as one of the most dangerous attacking players in the world.

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To this day, Judit remains the only female to cross the 2700 FIDE benchmark, and is nearing a record 25 straight years as the highest rated female player in the world. Recently Judit has become an accomplished author, her most recent work titled "How I beat Fischer's Record". Judit has also released her own iPhone App, "Judit Polgar's Chess Playground", designed to introduce more children to the game, and she is working hard in her efforts to organize yet another Polgar Chess Festival for the Fall of 2013 (exact dates not yet know, but here is a link to information regarding the 2012 Festival).

To come this month, Judit will be recording a series of videos for Chesskid.com, aimed at inspiring kids, parents, and coaches - with highlights from her New App! Secondly, IM Danny Rensch will be releasing full reviews of her App and book, on Chess.com (The Book) and ChessKid.com (App), to be released the week of March 25th. You can also look for more information regarding Judit's recent works in an upcoming Chess.com newsletter. 

The most exciting news of all? Everything will lead up to a live 1 hour Q & A session with IM Danny Rensch and Judit Polgar on March 31st, at 11 AM Pacific, right here on Chess.com/TV! And here's the kicker: EVERYONE can comment on *THIS* news post with questions for Judit! Please keep questions relevant to Judit's career, her training, her new book and app, and her plans for the future. Not all questions will be asked, but many from this thread will be selected by Danny to ask Judit. 

We hope you're as excited for Judit as we are, and make sure to tune in to Chess TV on March 31st!

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  • 18 months ago

    rivermouse123

    Why are the Polgar sisters always cited as an example that in chess talent is less important than practice?  I know that they were trained from an early age-- like the Venus and Serena of chess, nonetheless, who can say that Judit doesn't happen to also have enormous natural talent?  I have seen this mentioned in discussions where beginners ask if anyone can become a GM, and some people cite Judit as an example that hard work triumphs over talent.  This seems to me to lack critical thinking.  Why is it that people assume that Judit has less talent?  I know that hard work is obviously key, but then again, hard work on a foundation lacking natural talent will never get anyone to that level.  Anyway, just wondering why Judit is so often cited in these discussions.  I am sure that all of the GMs work extremely hard.

  • 18 months ago

    AdamMZ

    Haven't heard of her before.

  • 18 months ago

    SonofPearl

    @ piphilologist and xmusjaxonflaxonwaxon. Many thanks, now corrected.  I can only blame both oversights on our excitement at Judit joining Chess.com! Laughing

  • 18 months ago

    xmusjaxonflaxonwaxon

    learn the difference between "it's" and "its".

    For that matter, learn the difference between "one" and "won"!

  • 18 months ago

    mc4ever

    After Judit retires I think Anna Usheina will become no.1 in the womens rankings

  • 18 months ago

    tartanbob

    Question: When Judit is training, What aspect of chess does she mostly work on to be as succesful as she is?

  • 18 months ago

    Psaketh

    Who are her favourite contempary chess players and why?

  • 18 months ago

    piphilologist

    learn the difference between "it's" and "its".

    GM Judit Polgar will be featured multiple times on Chess.com and ChessKid.com during the month of March! Her contributions are being made in a partnership with Chess.com and it's [sic] scholastic extension site in an effort to help Judit further her efforts for chess and education.

  • 18 months ago

    retu66

    Good work Judith:)

  • 18 months ago

    RobotikEmpire

    Question: Because there tend to be very few women competing at the higher level do you feel that being a woman has given you any advantages in tournaments? Possibly distracting your oponents or does having a "female" way of thinking throw them off in anyway? 

  • 18 months ago

    _valentin_

    Question to Judit:  What specifically distinguishes your approach to chess preparation and tournament play from that of other women players -- and thus accounts for the large gap you've established and held for many years?  Other than natural talent, of course...

  • 18 months ago

    CaptJaneway

     impressive accomplishments

  • 18 months ago

    dzindzifan

    First Question: Is it true that you beat a GM with a teddy bear sitting next to you when you were a child in an official tournament game? 

  • 18 months ago

    FS5998

    Very excited that this will also be part of ChessKid.com! Well done, Danny nd David!

  • 18 months ago

    drvijayshah

    well done judit  Laughing

  • 18 months ago

    XavierPadilla

    Question for Judith: Have you contacted Mexican education officials to introduce chess in schools, like in Hungary? That would be great!

  • 18 months ago

    Alexdelaware

    What is Judith's future for her chess? Is she finally dwindling down to retirement from professional competitive chess because she now has kids to  take care of?

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