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!

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  • 4 years ago

    NM gbidari

    Hi Judit! How did you get into blindfold chess and how helpful was it to your early development?

  • 4 years ago


    What is your favorite book to refernce to the classes of players? 

    I personally have grown fond of Silman's books they seem to be for everyone.  I had a hard time with how grandmasters think.

  • 4 years ago


    what drives you?

  • 4 years ago


  • 4 years ago


    Question: What advice would you give to a young person that is having difficulties and wanting to quit? Not because they don't like Chess, but because of a rough patch, ie not feeling good enough, ect (the perfectionists). Thanks and   Thrilled for you, Judit!

  • 4 years ago


    Will you lose your chess skill after you get into old age?

  • 4 years ago


    Good morning, Ms. Polgar!

    When you started really getting into chess, you obviously got a lot of encouragement to keep going, since your father was the one who taught you and your sisters how to play. Did you ever get any discouragement and if so, how did you deal with it and what advice you give to people who are trying to pursue chessic dreams and are receiving discouragement from others?

    Thank you so much for your time!

  • 4 years ago


    Dear GM Polgar.. 

    does defeating the computer engines (hardest level) means that the player has become a master..?


    what is the best defense responding to e4 ?

    what is the best defense responding to d4 ?


    many thanks..

  • 4 years ago


    Dear GM JUdit Polgar how did you train to be that great ?

  • 4 years ago


    Question6:At what age did you start being able to play competively with your sisters?

    Question7: Which part of the game do you generally most enjoy?

  • 4 years ago


    Dear Judit Polgar.


    Im a great admirer of your style of play, very agressive. I remember reading an article about you saying that your chess performance had lowed when you decided to become a mother. Do you agree with that statement?

  • 4 years ago


    Question for Ms. Polgar: You have sometimes faced hostility from male players throughout your career simply because you are a female player. When you were still in your teens, were there any male GMs who were supportive and encouraging rather than hostile?

  • 4 years ago


    Good morning Ms Polgar,

    In the near future, will it even be possible for world-class performers to have chosen their respective professions? To reach the elite echelons of any discipline, the performers have to start so young, I wonder what the balance is between the individual's free will, as opposed to their parents wishes, for example? Could you comment on your experiences, and the extent to which you were intrisically motivated to practice as a youngster?

  • 4 years ago



    When you met bobby fischer and studied for the brief period with him, can you please evaluate his skills at that time, and what is your honest opinion of his skills compared to yourself and today's players? can you say in a serious match with big money motivation on the line, you and him playing your best, would you beat him easily?

  • 4 years ago


    have you always been a tactical player?

  • 4 years ago


    Do you believe your skills in chess are due to talent or hard work? Can anyone be as good as you with a lot of effort and hard work?

  • 4 years ago


    judit, when did you decide to make chess your profession?

  • 4 years ago


    Judit i bought your father's huge book "Chess Middlegames" and i was wondering how to improve playing chess.

    You are very lucky to have such a good chess education and your hardwork i really admire. What did your education consist of and how to improve? Other than having a trainer, what can you do at home to improve?

    I feel stuck and not improving much. And want to supplement chess.com videos and my trainer's stuff. 

    Thank you so very much if you answer my question :)

  • 4 years ago


    hello Judit !Ur my idol since im start playing chess_i have gather some chess book to enhance my chess tactics_but I really admire your ability in chess_how can I play as what you are!!! THANK YOU!!!

  • 4 years ago



    I have a USCA 2236 rating and wondered how much "home preparation" and what types of home preparation you do prior to a tournament.  For example, do you prepare TNs in certain lines or just follow Informant's recommendations?

    Second, against opponents of equal or stronger strength, do you play the opponent or the board?  For example, against Ivanchuk or Grishuk do you play openings that have been successful against them or do you just play your favorite openings?

    An admirer,


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