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

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


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.


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!

28775 reads 122 comments
18 votes


  • 2 years ago


    Haven't heard of her before.

  • 2 years ago


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

  • 2 years ago


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

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

  • 2 years ago


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

  • 2 years ago


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

  • 2 years ago


    Who are her favourite contempary chess players and why?

  • 2 years ago


    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.

  • 2 years ago


    Good work Judith:)

  • 2 years ago


    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? 

  • 2 years ago


    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...

  • 2 years ago


     impressive accomplishments

  • 2 years ago


    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? 

  • 2 years ago


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

  • 2 years ago


    well done judit  Laughing

  • 2 years ago


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

  • 2 years ago


    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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