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


    Hello Judit! I have found that many chess maxims and axioms/ general principles have instantly improved my playing abilities. One of my favourites is , rooks belong behind passed pawns. My question is what is your favourite chess axiom, maxim/ general principle and why? I believe this would be most instructive to players of all levels. Thank you very much!!!!

  • 4 years ago


    Hello Judit...one in the game of chess when you make a mistake what you can do to win the game?..thaks Queen

  • 4 years ago


    Ms. Polgar:

    Do you have to be mathematically intelligent or can one drastically improve their game by memorization?

  • 4 years ago


    Dear teacher Polgar,I have 2 little questions to ask:

    1.Do you play on chess.com? and what is your username?

    2.At present, you and Bu xiangzhi who played better?

    thank you deeplyWink

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    1) Perhaps this is somewhat of a personal question but keeping in mind that GM Polgar has spend a vast amount of time with the legend himself GM Robert James (Bobby) Fischer, I was wondering if she has some special memories/anecdotes with Bobby or some interesting games that they played? (I would very much appreciate if this question could be asked)

    2) What does Judith consider to be her most memorable game? Her Shirov - Immortal?

    3) Chess (at her level at least) demands an enormous amount of sacrifice, would she pick the same road if she could start all over again and can she explain her personal passion/love for the game?

    I hope you get to read these questions Danny and enjoy the interview.

    Kind regards from Belgium!

  • 4 years ago


    First off, many of these posts are extraordinarily sexist, and people should be ashamed of themselves..

    Second of all, and my question, I'm a player ranked about 1100 or so. Any advice on how to improve to become above average to pretty good (say, oh, 14-1600+)

  • 4 years ago


    Love you Judith! Keep it up!

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  • 4 years ago


    That's awesome!

  • 4 years ago


    When I grow up, I want to play chess close to how Judit plays.  My idol.

  • 4 years ago


    better looking than she was. mabye thats how she wins.

  • 4 years ago


    where can I get the book?

  • 4 years ago


    How did you become the #1 female player of all time, and because of that, famous?

  • 4 years ago


    "There is also the IQ distribution of the sexes, men are more evenly distributed across the spectrum whereas women are more grouped around the middle"

    First, IQ is only one and rather distrusted measure of intelligence, second, the distribution of IQ among women has been widening, especially in the US in the last few decades, so as to be virtually undistinguishable from that of men , proving once again how much culturally conditioned such performances are.

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  • 4 years ago


    Will she be playing any live blitz or bullet games on chess.com?

  • 4 years ago


    also she is the cutest female player of all time

  • 4 years ago


    Question 1: When you were a child what would you change to make your rise to GM quicker e.g to spend more time reading chess books on positional play?

    Question2: When you retire who do you think will replace you as womens world no.1 and do you think a women will ever express so much dominance in womens chess ever again?

    Question3: What chess player's style do you most admire?

    Question4: Are you planning on releasing more apps for maybe more experinced players?

    Question5: When you were little which chess player did you most admire or aspire to be like?

    Question6: When you were younger what were your main hobbies other than chess?

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