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Judit Polgar's From GM to Top Ten, published by Quality Chess is awarded as the ACP Book of the Year 2014. From GM to Top Ten received the highest number of votes from the ACP members, who could choose out of 8 books nominated by the leading chess publishing houses of the world. A majority of the votes were cast for From GM to Top Ten, followed by runner up Study Chess with Tal and Pump up your Rating. The contest took place between April 18 and April 30 on the ACP website.So happy to get this... more
Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili received Judit Polgár at an official meeting where the Hungarian chess legend expressed her enthusiasm and dedication towards the game of chess and also describe her educational chess program. Sports Minister of Georgia Levan Kipiani, his first deputy Zurab Azmaiparashvili, and President of Georgia’s Chess Federation Georgiy Giorgadze were also at the meeting. Judit also has a meeting  with the Minister of Education, Tamar Sanikidze to discuss... more
On 2014 1st January, the Hungarian chess grandmaster has been leading the female world ranking exactly for 25 years. On the actual FIDE rating list Judit Polgar is in top position with 2693 ELO points, while Hou Yifan of China following her with 2629. Polgár first entered the top 100 in 1st January 1989 at the age of 12 when her rating skyrocketed to 2555, taking the lead from world champion Maia Chiburdanidze who earned 2520 points at that time. A quarter of a century passed by, but no female... more
Reuters, the world largest international news agency gave a report about Judit Polgar's Chess Palace program for elementary school in 150 counties in the world.Here you can read the report!Hungary's "Chess Palace" helps kids to learn and play(Reuters) - Ten-year-old Tamas Katona hopes one day to be a chess champion, but in the meantime his love of the game is helping him to master the skills that should help him in school and later life. The boy lives in Hungary where the world's best female... more
The winning book this year combines three subjects (autobiography, lessons and best games) into one volume which together tell the story of the early years of the strongest woman player in chess history.Judit Polgar ‘How I beat Fischer’s record’ is the main title, but the cover also features ‘Judit Polgar Teaches Chess 1′ and this reflects how the book is constructed. The period covered is from Judit’s first chess lessons to the age of 15 years,4 months and 28 days when she broke Fischer’s... more
This year Garry Kasparov was the guest of honor of the annual Aquaprofit-Polgar Chess Festival held in the Palace of Arts in Budapest. His visit supported by GE Lightings the Russian world champion visited many programs at the event and held a presentation on one of his most memorable games, which he played against Anatoly Karpov at the World Chess Championship in Lyon, in 1990. At the press conference of the event Agostino Renna, President and CEO of GE Lighting Kasparov recalled his first... more
Judit Polgar won the 2012 FIDE Caissa award - the "Oscar of Chess". The award ceremony took place during the Opening Address of the 84th FIDE Congress in Tallinn, Estonia. The gorgeous was cup hand made by a craftsman in Kiev, Ukraine, and is sponsored by the Classic Jewelry House Lobortas. The company's namesake Mr. Igor Lobortas personally brought the cup and presented it to Judit this morning. The youngest of the three Polgar sisters, Judit first became known worldwide at the tender age of... more
A sparkling fresh DGT Easy clock was developed in cooperation with Judit Polgar, the Greatest Woman Chess Player of All Time. It has a modern and attractive color design and the cheerful Polgar chess figures are printed on the back. The Easy JP is supplied in a specially designed gift box and available from June 2013. The Easy JP clock is practically unbreakable and perfectly suitable for children, schools, chess clubs and home use.„I have been long waiting for a chance to have a nice, playful... more
As an ambassador of Chess in School around the world Judit Polgar was invited to promote the ancient game for kids in Corsica. The great sport, educational and social event was organized by Leo Battesti, politician, journalist, and chess enthusiast, whose work was awarded by the spectacular success of chess in Corsica. Mr Battesti has been organizing his program for 15 years. The Chess in School program was launched in 1997 with more than 200 schools being involved, and by now more than 50... more
As is the tradition, high-rank awards were presented to outstanding personalities on March 15 in Hungary. Judit Polgar was presented with the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary - Commander's Cross with Star, the second largest state award that can be given to a civilian, as part of the celebration of Hungary’s national holiday, National Day. As the official announcement said she was honored for her worldwide acknowledged life achievement as an athlete, for promoting the game of... more

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