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


    Welcome! Great to have you here.

  • 4 years ago



  • 4 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    For those interested, I reviewed her new app for kids over on our "scholastic extension site" here:


    Thanks to everyone for the awesome feedback, questions and support! Excited for Sunday Laughing


  • 4 years ago


    Kedves Judit,


    nagyon büszke vagyok, hogy te vagy, egy magyar a világ legjobb női sakkozója.

    Örvendek, hogy ezen a fórumon is találkozhatunk.


  • 4 years ago


    I am of the opinion that one could argue for Judit Polgar being the GREATEST chessplayer in the world today. I mean to be a mother AND one of the top 10 in the world (I think she was #5 or #6 at one point?) is a feat that no man will ever be able to claim.

  • 4 years ago


    Women-only titles strike me as unnecessary and sexist. What's your take? What's your impression of where top female players stand on this? 

  • 4 years ago


    Aaronsky72's shared insights from neurophysiology and psychology research was interesting and valuable, I find.  Some of those I knew already, others not.  Thank you for sharing!

  • 4 years ago



    I want teach samting more and new in that game...


  • 4 years ago


    definately awesome n amazing to see

  • 4 years ago


    I would  just like to say that I have just seen your book, 'How I Beat Fischer's Record' in hard copy. What an excellent adventure.

    Have a good day,


  • 4 years ago



    You’re an inspiration to those of us who love to learn. My question: Do you believe your father is completely correct in regards to his thesis: “Geniuses are made, not born”? Or do you think that the reason he was so successful with you and your sisters had something to do with the good genetics he passed on as well?

  • 4 years ago


  • 4 years ago


    Hi Judit & Danny,

    i've just started coaching my 6yr old son in chess.

    How can i keep it fun and interesting for him? Any tips or ideas?

    I'm not much better than a beginner myself and recently started to persue chess study more seriously myself and I plan to coach him a day or two a week in what i've been learning/learnt through the week. I've just ordered your book

    A World Champion's Guide to Chess : Step-by-step instructions for winning chess the Polgar way

    by Susan Polgar, Paul Truong

    this week. due to finding it here as a recommendation: http://chessfanatic.com/training-plan.html

    Would you recommend following this book through from start to finish or will it be just as effective to move around within this book. If there is anything i/he needs to understand in this book what would it be?

    Thanks, Dean

  • 4 years ago


    Judit, In my opinion, most women really dislike chess and lack the attacking instinct which you wield to such great advantage. My wife is one of the most intelligent women I've ever met and one reason I married her is that she is the only person who could beat me at Scrabble. She refuses to get into chess and says she really dislikes the game. What do you think about this situation? Do you agree that most women dislike the "attacking instinct"? What would you say to help my wife get interested in chess?

  • 4 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    These are all SOOOO great guys! I will only be able to pick some of them Cry -- BUT please make sure you are there on March 31st! I expect this interview to be a wonderful one! 

    Beyond her amazing personal accomplishments as a player, Judit really is a great teacher and a great person. I expect her to be totally honest and forthcoming with meaningful insights for all. Laughing

    See you all then!


  • 4 years ago


    13RedSun1957                                                                                                   Dear Judit,I play chess,I like chess and I think my opponents on Chess.com appreciate my game but at the same time I'll let you know nobody taught me this.Can one Guru(teacher) tell me to make perfect openings and then ruthless attacks like you do?Thanks.

  • 4 years ago


    Will we be able to chat with her?
    Wow because she is my favorite chess player. :D

  • 4 years ago


    Hello Judit, I was wondering if you could explain what it was like to be trained in chess by your father and if you feel that your family was different from others because of it.



  • 4 years ago


    Ms. Polgar,

    What led you to become such a hard working ambassador for chess toward children and educators?


    Congratulations on all your work in this area ... seeing Hungary adopt chess into their national school curriculum was very exciting!

  • 4 years ago


    Question: how do you manage time pressure? Thx, E.

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