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Judit Polgar retires from competitive chess

Judit Polgar retires from competitive chess

Feb 19, 2015, 12:49 PM 1
Instead of the sisters, Judit Polgar has never participated in the women's tournaments, having never concealed that her goal was the title of world champion of chess. In her career she has managed to defeat many samples titrated as Garry Kasparov, Veselin Topalov, Vladimir Kramnik, Anatoly Karpov and Viswanathan Anand.
Polgar at Linares 1994
At 10 years old she defeated IM Dolfi Drimer and 11 years old, GM Vladimir Kovacevic.
In 2003, at the tournament in Wijk aan Zee she took second place overall with no defeat coming half a point below Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnik a point above.
In 2005 (after the absence for the first maternity) she participates in the Corus tournament in Wijk aan Zee and to Sofia in Bulgaria, where she  comes third.
So she participates, first woman in the world, at the tournament of candidates, but she didn't qualify.
In July 2005, she reaches its highest Elo rating of 2735 points, the eighth in the world.
After a period of absence from racing due to the second maternity, in October 2006 she returned to play, winning a tie with 4.5/6 the square Essent Tournament, Hoogeveen in the Netherlands, beating twice Veselin Topalov.
Kasparov vs Polgar
Polgar vs Carlsen
In May-June of 2007 she participated again in the tournament of the candidates, but she was eliminated by Evgeny Bareev to 3.5 to 2.5.
Although she sometimes struggled to recover her previous form, in 2011 she gave glimpses of the old fire. Judit finished joint first with 8.5/11 at the European Individual Championship (pushed down to third on tiebreakers), and then had a fine run at the World Cup, defeating the ratings favourite Sergey Karjakin on her way to losing a quarterfinal to the eventual winner, Peter Svidler.

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